ActivityTask: A Helper for Async/Await on Android

Jérémie Laval
September 25, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

At Google I/O, several members of the Xamarin team attended the Architecture Component talk on Android lifecycle (which I recommend you watch). While the solutions presented there are interesting and, in some cases, map to patterns we already have in .NET, it resonated with those of us present because of how those Android lifecycle details […]

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Protecting Your Xamarin Apps with Dotfuscator

Guest Blogger
September 20, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

This is a special guest post from Joe Sewell, a developer on the Dotfuscator team at PreEmptive Solutions. Let’s be honest, releasing a library, desktop app, or mobile app can be a bit scary. Once your software is freely available to the world, you lose a certain degree of control over how it will be […]

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Learn How The Lean Cook Uses Mobile to Drive Revenue and Promote Healthy Living

Lacey Butler
September 18, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS

The Lean Cook, a popular UK diet and fitness blog started as a hobby by a husband and wife team, is a prime example of how to design apps for the user. Instead of simply […]

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Xamarin.Android 8.0 Gets Even Sweeter with Oreo

Jon Douglas
September 11, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android 8.0 Oreo is by far the sweetest version of Android to date, with great new features including notification channels, notification badges, custom fonts in XML, downloadable fonts, instant apps, background limits, autofill, and picture-in-picture (PIP). We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android Oreo in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio […]

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Digitally Imported Delivers 10 Music Streaming Apps to Millions of Fans Globally

Lacey Butler
September 7, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS, Xamarin Platform

One of the first music streaming services and the #1 radio network for electronic music fans, Digitally Imported’s laser focus on UX and mobile quality helps them retain their competitive […]

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Xamarin Live Player Preview 2: Continuously Run and Debug Apps

James Montemagno
August 30, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

We introduced the Xamarin Live Player, a brand new way for developers to get started with Xamarin development faster than ever with just Visual Studio and an iOS or Android device, at this year’s Build developer conference. Based on your feedback from the first preview, we’re excited to announce an update to the Xamarin Live […]

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Share More Code with .NET Standard 2.0

James Montemagno
August 29, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

There are several great ways to share code between applications and to create libraries to share with the world. With more and more platforms supporting C# and .NET, a new type of library, which we call .NET Standard libraries, was created to simplify development for all developers. You can think of .NET Standard as a […]

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Fast & Simple Android Location Updates with Google Play services

James Montemagno
August 24, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Starting an Android application that relies on device location can be overwhelming. The classic way of getting location is with Android’s core APIs, which have been around for a very […]

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Native Android Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

James Montemagno
August 18, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Authentication is critical to applications success. Look at your app, and I bet the very first things that your users will do is sign up or log in to their account. This will probably, in turn, leverage some form of social authentication. Each social authentication provider is a little bit different, and some, such as […]

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Live Webinar: Take your .NET Skills from the Desktop to Android and iOS

Mark Smith
August 15, 2017 Android, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform

Register today to join me for my upcoming webinar, Xamarin University Presents: Desktop Developer’s Guide to Mobile with Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin on Tuesday, August 29, to see how to […]

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