Guitar Center’s Five-Star Xamarin.Forms Apps Bring Music to the Masses

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

The best brands, and the most popular apps, deliver personalized experiences that help us accomplish exactly what we want to do, when we want to do it. Developers need to […]

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Urban Refuge’s Refugee Aid Mobile Apps Turn Research into Action

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
July 12, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Started by a group of Boston University students 2015, Urban Refuge uses technology to improve both urban refugees’ experience and humanitarian organizations’ ability to coordinate resources, making aid available via a centralized, easy-to-access database. Urban Refuge’s research found that simply making options available […]

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Mastering the Android Support Libraries

James Montemagno
July 11, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android Support Libraries are an essential part to every Android application and you’ll find them absolutely everywhere. The Support Libraries offer developers the ability to add the latest and greatest features of Android to their application, while maintaining backwards compatibility with older versions of Android. As new versions of the Android SDK continue to roll […]

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Aggreko Provides Power and Temperature Control Apps for a Global Audience with Xamarin and Azure

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
June 29, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS, Xamarin Test Cloud

.NET developers use mobile and cloud technology to impact and change society, from projects that help visually impaired people “see” to detecting Ebola in West Africa and making college education […]

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Minnesota Twins Hits a Home Run with Cloud-Powered Scouting Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
June 20, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS

Rapid development cycles and outstanding mobile experiences are a competitive advantage, and we’re always happy to learn how our customers use .NET to deliver five-star apps. With high stakes requirements […]

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Demystifying Build Configurations

Jon Goldberger
Jon Goldberger
June 13, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Debug and Release configurations in most solution templates in use. It seems obvious to use the Debug configuration when building your project for debugging and to use the Release configuration when building your project for release. What may be less clear, though, is what’s actually happening when you […]

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Adding Face Tracking and Live Recognition to your Android App

Nish Anil
June 12, 2017 Android

Camera apps today can do so much more than just take perfect photos. Whether it’s adding filters to your image or letting you adjust focus and exposures manually, apps can essentially transform you into a professional photographer. While numerous apps in the app store let you do many things with the camera, there are others […]

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TrainerRoad Helps Cyclists Increase Performance with Five-Star Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
May 25, 2017 Android, Case Studies, 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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