Adding Sound to a Xamarin.Forms App

Adrian Stevens
Adrian Stevens
November 13, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Audio has many uses in mobile applications. Sounds can be essential to your app; they may notify users of important events or make your app accessible to visually-impaired users. We […]

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Making iOS 11 Even Easier with Xamarin.Forms

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
November 3, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

iOS 11 has introduced a few new visual design updates that you may want to take advantage of, including safe area layout guides and large titles. For Xamarin.iOS developers, we’ve […]

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3 Big Things To Explore in the Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0 Pre-Release

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
October 24, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Over the past year we’ve been working on a couple of “big things” that enable you to create more performant applications on more platforms. With our latest stable release, version […]

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Adaptive UI with Xamarin.Forms

Adrian Stevens
Adrian Stevens
October 16, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Xamarin.Forms has supported iOS, Android, and Windows for a long time. We’ve also added new platforms to keep up with the changing landscape, such as Tizen and macOS, with Linux and Windows WPF on the horizon. These platforms run on a wide variety of devices including phones, tablets, desktops, and TVs. This presents an interesting […]

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Developing Real-Time Communication Apps with WebSocket

Prashant Cholachagudda
Prashant Cholachagudda
October 9, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

WebSockets is a two-way communication protocol, or persistence communication channel over TCP connection, an extremely powerful protocol leveraged by numerous games, apps with chat functionality, and real-time apps such as […]

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DataBinding Power Moves You May Not Be Using (Yet)

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
October 5, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

DataBinding is a fantastic feature that cleanly decouples your UI from the backing data models while providing the plumbing to move data back and forth as you need. But, are […]

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Xamarin.Forms Stable Comes to .NET Standard 2.0

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
September 28, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

Today, we are thrilled to share our latest stable release of Xamarin.Forms, version 2.4.0. This is our fastest, most stable release ever and we think you’re going to love it! Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 Highlights You’ll recognize many of these highlights as shared in our public roadmap, in addition to more than 150 bug fixes. .NET Standard […]

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Xamarin.Forms: Tips for Beating the Learning Curve

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
September 15, 2017 Xamarin.Forms

As a first time user learning any new technology or pattern, there’s always a curve, and over the years I’ve stood at the threshold of a product and gazed up that curve to determine how painfully steep it appeared and how long it would take until I was productive. Now, as the Program Manager for Xamarin.Forms, […]

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Native Android Facebook Authentication with Azure App Service

James Montemagno
August 18, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Authentication is critical to applications success. Look at your app, and I bet the very first things that your users will do is sign up or log in to their account. This will probably, in turn, leverage some form of social authentication. Each social authentication provider is a little bit different, and some, such as […]

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Adding Storage to Mobile Apps with OneDrive for Business

Mayur Tendulkar
August 14, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Every app needs storage, whether it’s for storing a collection of the same type of records in Azure Mobile Service with Easy Tables, or a SQL Database exposed via Web Services. When the data is unstructured, NoSQL with Azure DocumentDB can be used. For scalability and high availability, Azure CosmosDb can be used in both the […]

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