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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Webinar Series: Xamarin University Presents Getting Started with Xamarin

Bryan Costanich
Bryan Costanich
December 29, 2016 Android, Education, iOS, Xamarin.Forms

As we head into 2017, we’re making it easier than ever to add “mobile developer” to your resume. Xamarin University is here to help you take your .NET skills mobile […]

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Build your Mobile Development Toolkit for 2017

Cormac Foster
Cormac Foster
December 16, 2016 Android, Education, iOS, Mobile Center, Workbooks, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin University

2016 was a huge year for the Xamarin team. With your help, we had our biggest, best Evolve. We joined the Microsoft family, open-sourced our software, and helped bring Xamarin […]

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Add Yap to Your App with Bot Framework

Cody Beyer
Cody Beyer
December 12, 2016 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

An emerging trend in technology is the idea of conversational computing. Instead of issuing a series of commands via taps and clicks, commands will be extracted from natural conversations. We use […]

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Creating Platform-Specifics in Xamarin.Forms

David Britch
David Britch
November 30, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Recently on the blog, Pierce introduced Platform-Specifics, which allow you to consume functionality that’s only available on a specific platform without having to implementing custom renderers or effects. With the […]

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Live Webinar | Getting the Most out of iOS 10 and Android N

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 29, 2016 Android, Education, iOS

The newly released iOS 10 and Android N(ougat) operating system updates are great opportunities for mobile developers to add new features to their mobile apps that make them stand out. Join Mike James and James Montemagno, Microsoft Program Managers of Mobile Developer Tools, for a webinar on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am PT / […]

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Getting Started with the iOS 10 Notification Framework

Mike James
November 9, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform

iOS 10 includes some significant changes to notifications for developers, with the addition of a brand new framework for dealing with notifications that supports the delivery and handling of both […]

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Say Hello to Siri with SiriKit

Mike James
November 2, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

One of the most exciting new features of iOS 10 is that it opens Siri to app developers. In this blog post, we’ll cover the basics of how to add […]

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Create a Game with iOS 10 and Message App Extensions

John Miller
John Miller
October 19, 2016 iOS, Xamarin Platform

With the release of iOS 10, Apple introduced an exciting new feature called Message App Extensions. This new extension type can send text, stickers, media files, as well as interactive […]

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Bringing Platform-Specific Functionality to Xamarin.Forms Apps

Pierce Boggan
October 11, 2016 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms comes with over 40 pages, layouts, and controls for you to build beautiful, native mobile apps that run on iOS, Android, and Windows 10. In addition to the massive […]

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