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

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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Building Your First macOS App

Adam Hartley
Adam Hartley
February 22, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

When developers think of building Xamarin apps for Apple devices, they often think of iPhone and iPad, but you can also build apps for macOS. While not exactly the same […]

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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.

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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Native Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

Mike James
January 24, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Authentication is a fundamental pillar to almost all modern mobile apps, but it’s challenging to get right. In the past, I found myself in using methods that I knew were […]

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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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