TrainerRoad Helps Cyclists Increase Performance with Five-Star Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
May 25, 2017 Android, Case Studies, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

The .NET community continues to grow in size and expertise, ranging from recent college grads building the future of technology to experienced professional developers modernizing decades’ old business processes. TrainerRoad,one […]

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Making Your Xamarin.Forms Apps Accessible

Paul DiPietro
April 27, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Note: With the release of Xamarin.Forms 2.3.5-pre3, we have renamed the Accessibility class’s name to AutomationProperties. iOS, Android, and Windows all expose APIs for developers to build accessible mobile apps for everyone. We’re excited to announce that we’ve added new APIs for accessibility in Xamarin.Forms to make it even easier for developers to build accessible, […]

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Implementing Push Notifications in Your Android Apps

Mark McLemore
April 24, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

An important feature of almost every app is the ability to support push notifications. With push notifications, you can update your users without requiring the app to run at all […]

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Securing Web Requests with TLS 1.2

James Montemagno
April 4, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

In my years of development, one thing I’ve learned for certain is that securing your network requests is an essential part of any mobile application. A few weeks ago one […]

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Xamarin Alpha Preview

Cody Beyer
Cody Beyer
March 27, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

It seems like it was just weeks ago that Visual Studio 2017 was released, and we’re already working on the next Xamarin update. We’ve just pushed an Alpha preview of […]

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Play Audio and Video with the MediaManager Plugin for Xamarin

Guest Blogger
March 21, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

This is a special guest post on MediaManager for Xamarin, written by Xamarin MVP, Martijn van Dijk. Martijn works at Xablu as a Xamarin consultant. You can find him on […]

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Audio controls on a TV with the MediaManager Plugin for Xamarin.

Xamarin University Webinar Recording | Building Your First Android App with Xamarin for Visual Studio

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
March 17, 2017 Android, Education, Xamarin Platform

This webinar series is completed. You can find all of the Xamarin University Presents Webinar Series recordings here. If you would like to register for Xamarin University, or sign up […]

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Getting Started with Async / Await

Jon Goldberger
Jon Goldberger
March 13, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Async programming is all the rage in mobile app development for good reasons. Using async methods for long running tasks, like downloading data, helps keep your user interface responsive, while […]

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Join Us for Round 2 of Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
February 16, 2017 Android, Education, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

We just finished our inaugural “Xamarin University Presents” webinar series, and we can’t wait to do it again! Thousands of developers joined us for five demo-packed sessions, getting best practices […]

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Consumable In-App Purchases

James Montemagno
February 15, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

If you are building a game or application with content that needs to be purchased multiple times, you’ll need to integrate consumable in-app purchases (IAPs) into your application. In my previous IAP blog post, I covered the basics of setting up your app for IAP transactions, adding the IAP items to Google Play and iTunes […]

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