Xamarin.Essentials Adds Detect Shake, Browser Customization, Color Helpers, and More!

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James Montemagno
March 18, 2019 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Essentials

Xamarin.Essentials are your ultimate open source library to access native features from a single cross-platform API. Since the first release, we have received awesome feedback on GitHub from developers that […]

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Introducing the New Xamarin Customer Showcase

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James Montemagno
March 15, 2019 Xamarin Platform

Developers around the world use Xamarin every day to build beautiful native mobile apps with .NET. What better way to highlight the amazing work that these developers are doing than […]

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A Quick Update on Google Components for iOS and Android

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Jon Dick
March 13, 2019 Xamarin Platform

One of the best parts about using Xamarin for mobile development is access to all of the platform APIs from C# bindings. Additionally, any native iOS or Android library can […]

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Enhanced Xamarin Development With MFractor

Matthew Robbins
Matthew Robbins
March 12, 2019 Xamarin Platform

This post was guest authored and contributed by Matthew Robbins. Matthew is a Microsoft MVP and the founder of MFractor, incredible Xamarin tools for Visual Studio Mac. MFractor MFractor is […]

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Quick Tip: Debugging Local ASP.NET Core Web APIs on Android Emulators

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James Montemagno
February 25, 2019 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Essentials

When developing mobile applications with a web API backend there is always a need to debug locally on your development machine. If you are using Visual Studio for Mac and […]

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Xamarin and Azure Office Hours Recap from December 2018 and January 2019

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Matt Soucoup
February 21, 2019 Events, Office Hours, Xamarin Platform

That’s right, I ❤️ every single one of you(!) and I want to know more about your stories building mobile apps. I want to hear stories of your successes and […]

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Persisting Settings and Preferences in Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Essentials

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James Montemagno
February 19, 2019 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Essentials

An essential part of any mobile application is the ability to persist data. Sometimes that is a large amount of data that requires a database, but often it is smaller […]

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Easily Check Mobile Device Connectivity with Xamarin.Essentials

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James Montemagno
February 12, 2019 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Essentials

One of the best parts of a mobile device is their instant access to the internet. As a mobile app developer, it’s great to be able to pull data from […]

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Complex UI with FastGrid for Xamarin.Forms

Slava Chernikoff
Slava Chernikoff
January 30, 2019 Xamarin Platform, Xamarin.Forms

This guest post was contributed by Slava Chernikoff (Principal Engineer at Binwell,  Microsoft MVP, Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer), Artem Tischenko (Xamarin developer at Binwell) and Kirill Ashikhmin (Xamarin and Android developer […]

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Android’s D8 dexer and R8 shrinker

Jonathan Peppers
Jonathan Peppers
January 28, 2019 Android, Xamarin Platform

There is quite a bit of complexity to packaging an Android application. Xamarin.Android has to run through the same build pipeline as Android apps built in Android Studio–with the addition […]

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