Vehicle Smart Solves an Everyday Problem with Five-Star Xamarin Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
December 8, 2016 Case Studies, Education, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

From life-saving technology to small daily conveniences, mobile developers everywhere are creating apps that make our lives easier, better, and safer. Vehicle Smart, for example, allows UK residents to quickly […]

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Google Awareness API for Android: Query and React to Signals

James Montemagno
December 7, 2016 Android, Xamarin Platform

Google Play services offers a plethora of amazing APIs for developers to integrate into their iOS and Android applications. For Android developers, specifically, there are several more APIs available that […]

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Webinar Recording | Get Started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
December 6, 2016 Education, Xamarin Platform

Whether you’re a new mobile developer or an experienced enterprise team lead, Microsoft’s Azure App Service and Xamarin can provide you with everything you need to build engaging Android, iOS, and Windows apps. In this previously recorded webinar, Microsoft Program Manager Mike James shows you how to easily add powerful web services and mobile essential […]

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Join us for the Xamarin Dev Days Live Virtual Event

James Montemagno
December 5, 2016

Xamarin Dev Days has been a huge hit over the past couple of years. Thousands of developers at over 100 events around the globe have joined in for a Xamarin […]

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Optimizing Android Apps for Multi-Window Mode

James Montemagno
December 2, 2016 Android, Xamarin Platform

One of my favorite features in Android 7.0 Nougat is support for multiple applications running at the same time with the new Multi-Window mode. When the user has an application […]

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Xamarin Developer Events in December

Jayme Singleton
Jayme Singleton
December 1, 2016 Events

It’s been a fantastic year for the Xamarin Community, with over 100 user groups globally organizing more than 1,100 meetups and 136 Xamarin Dev Days, and after all of the awesome announcements at Microsoft Connect(); 2016, it’s no wonder Xamarin user groups around the world are getting together for a look at all of the […]

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Creating Platform-Specifics in Xamarin.Forms

David Britch
David Britch
November 30, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Recently on the blog, Pierce introduced Platform-Specifics, which allow you to consume functionality that’s only available on a specific platform without having to implementing custom renderers or effects. With the […]

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Live Webinar | Getting the Most out of iOS 10 and Android N

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 29, 2016 Android, Education, iOS

The newly released iOS 10 and Android N(ougat) operating system updates are great opportunities for mobile developers to add new features to their mobile apps that make them stand out. Join Mike James and James Montemagno, Microsoft Program Managers of Mobile Developer Tools, for a webinar on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am PT / […]

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Say Hello to the Xamarin Profiler

Nina Vyedin
Nina Vyedin
November 28, 2016

As developers, we have many tools at our disposal to help catch problems in our code (and protect our sanity); for example, IDE features such as IntelliSense find errors as we type, […]

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Introducing Xamarin.Forms 2.3.3: Native View Declaration and Platform Specifics

Pierce Boggan
November 23, 2016

Today, we released Xamarin.Forms 2.3.3 to stable. In addition to a plethora of bug fixes, this release includes exciting new features, such as native view declaration and Platform-Specifics, which make it even easier to add platform-specific controls and functionality to your Xamarin.Forms apps. Native View Declaration and Bindings Xamarin.Forms already provided many different ways for […]

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