Gorilla Player: A Tool to Craft Beautiful XAML UIs for Xamarin.Forms

Leonardo Rodriguez
Leonardo Rodriguez
November 8, 2018 Xamarin Platform

This is a guest post contributed by Leonardo Rodríguez Viacava. Leo is co-founder and CTO of UXDivers, creators of Grial UIKit and Gorilla Player. UXDivers specializes in designing and coding […]

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Upgrade Your App with Sentiment Analysis

Brandon Minnick
October 4, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Understanding the sentiment of an email or text message can be difficult. Someone may send a message, intending for it to be encouraging, but it may be accidentally interpreted as […]

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Happy Sentiment

Using Object Detection from inside your Xamarin app

Jim Bennett
Jim Bennett
September 6, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Microsoft Cognitive Services provide a great way to get started with AI without being a machine learning or data science expert. A common favorite of cognitive services is the Custom […]

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Securing network traffic with TLS 1.2

Tom Opgenorth
August 7, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Secure and encrypted network communications are a crucial part of mobile application development. Without some kind of security around the communication layer, it is trivial for a third party to eavesdrop and tamper with the messages between the client and the server. If protecting the data being transmitted is important, then some kind of cryptography […]

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Guest Post: Visual UI tests on iOS simulator using Xamarin and Appium

Sophie Tagar
Sophie Tagar
July 30, 2018 Xamarin Platform

This is a guest post from Sophie Tagar, a customer support engineer at Applitools. Previously, Sophie was a software developer at Matrix Israel where, among other things, she did full […]

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The Xamarin Show: Exploring Awesome Xamarin & Visual Studio Features

James Montemagno
July 5, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Each week on The Xamarin Show we explore the latest and greatest in Xamarin development by looking at new features built into Visual Studio, build native cross-platform user interfaces with Xamarin.Forms, and access to native APIs with Xamarin.Essentials. I am also joined by Xamarin experts that show off the awesome beautiful libraries and applications they […]

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Xamarin Podcast: What’s New in Visual Studio 2017, Xamarin.Forms, and the Android designer

Pierce Boggan
July 2, 2018 Xamarin Platform

In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss the latest & greatest in mobile .NET development, including Xamarin.Forms 3.0 and 3.1, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and 15.8, updates to the Android designer, and more! Be sure to download today’s episode from your favorite podcast app! Subscribe or Download Today […]

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More Cross-Platform APIs with Xamarin.Essentials Latest Preview

James Montemagno
June 14, 2018 Xamarin Platform

We announced Xamarin.Essentials, a core set of cross-platform APIs to help developers build native apps, at Microsoft Build 2018. Xamarin.Essentials gives developers access to over thirty platform-specific APIs that can be accessed from their shared code, including geolocation, secure storage, sensors, device information, and many more. Best of all, Xamarin.Essentials can be used in any […]

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Use MongoDB With Your Xamarin Apps

Matt Soucoup
June 12, 2018 Xamarin Platform

One of the most important decisions that you’ll make when designing an app is what type of database to use. Not too long ago, the choice was limited to relational databases like SQL server. However, now NoSQL databases are on the scene with the benefits of allowing applications to handle large amounts of structured and […]

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Guest Post: Securing and Versioning Xamarin Apps with Mobile.BuildTools

Dan Siegel
Dan Siegel
May 23, 2018 Xamarin Platform

Dan Siegel is a Microsoft MVP, maintainer of the Prism Library, author of numerous dev tools and OSS libraries, leader of the San Diego Xamarin Dev’s Meetup, and a Xamarin blogger. Dan works as a Cross-Platform and Cloud Consultant at AvantiPoint and has a passion for DevOps and automation. Mobile.BuildTools Writing mobile apps can be […]

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