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 our next release, and I wanted to share some of the features that I’m most excited about with you. If you’d like to help in […]

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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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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

You can register for the remaining Xamarin University Presents webinars here. Xamarin University is a leader in providing online mobile development training and offers a 30-day free trial, including access […]

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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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Bring Stunning Animations to Your Apps with Lottie

Guest Blogger
February 13, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

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

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Lottie is an animation framework from AirBnb.

Building Android Apps with Entity Framework

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
February 9, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Data is a big part of any application development and mobile apps are no exception; the way we handle data as developers is one of the many important decisions we […]

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Integrating In-App Purchases in Mobile Apps

James Montemagno
February 2, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Developers often need to integrate monetization to generate revenue when developing mobile apps. There are several ways to monetize apps, but at some point you may want to introduce In-App Purchases, or IAPs, into your app. IAPs can be used in several ways that could apply to your apps, such as adding features, removing ads, […]

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Samsung Releases New Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen

Guest Blogger
January 31, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

This is a special guest post from the Samsung Tizen team. Today Samsung announced the release of a second preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen, the Linux-based open-source OS running […]

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