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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Mobile Composer Transforms Products, People, and Processes with Xamarin Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
January 17, 2017 Case Studies, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

Our customers use the power of .NET to deliver amazing consumer, business, and partner-facing apps for thousands of organizations across the world. Mobile Composer was an early Xamarin adopter, building […]

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New Xamarin.Forms Pre-release 2.3.4.184-pre1: Quality Improvements, Bindable Picker

David Ortinau
David Ortinau
January 13, 2017 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

We have been working on improving the quality and performance of Xamarin.Forms as we speed toward our next stable release, so the bulk of this pre-release amounts to a huge list of quality improvements. For a complete rundown, check out the release notes here. What’s New in Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4.184-pre1 There are a few feature enhancements […]

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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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Introducing the BikeRider Xamarin.Forms Sample App

Pierce Boggan
December 14, 2016 Xamarin.Forms

At Microsoft Connect(); 2016, we demoed mobile apps for BikeSharing360, a fictional company that allows users to rent bikes located throughout New York City and Seattle. BikeRider, the consumer mobile […]

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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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Vehicle Smart Solves an Everyday Problem with Five-Star Xamarin Apps

Lacey Butler
Lacey Butler
December 8, 2016 Case Studies, Education, Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

From life-saving technology to small daily conveniences, mobile developers everywhere are creating apps that make our lives easier, better, and safer. Vehicle Smart, for example, allows UK residents to quickly […]

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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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Webinar Recording | Building Better Apps with Microsoft Cognitive Services and Xamarin

Courtney Witmer
Courtney Witmer
November 8, 2016 Education, Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft Cognitive Services makes it fast and easy for developers to add artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced data analysis to their apps in just a few lines of code. With 22 APIs across five categories, its powerful algorithms perform everything from OCR to facial recognition and linguistic analysis. Whether you’re building consumer or enterprise […]

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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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