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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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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Round Launcher Icons in Android 7.1

James Montemagno
January 30, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Circlular launcher icons have become standard since the introduction of Android Nougat 7.1 and the new Pixel Launcher. Google has even introduced a new API enabling developers to specify a […]

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Tips for Creating a Smooth and Fluid Android UI

Jon Douglas
Jon Douglas
January 26, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

As developers, we want to build mobile apps that are not only beautiful and feature-rich, but also high-performance. We often think about ways we can optimize our network calls and […]

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Enhanced Device Logging in Visual Studio

James Montemagno
January 23, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

During development we often print out logs, warnings, and errors to the console to help with the debugging process. However, with the complexity of mobile operating systems and applications, we […]

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Ship Better Apps Faster with the Mobile Center Webinar Series 

Keith Ballinger
Keith Ballinger
January 18, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud, Xamarin.Forms

Since launching Visual Studio Mobile Center (Preview) last November, we’ve been listening to user feedback and adding new features and services. Now, we’re making it even easier to get started and to learn how Mobile Center helps developers build better apps. Throughout February, join us for a series of seven webinars, with topics including individual mobile lifecycle […]

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