ActivityTask: A Helper for Async/Await on Android

Jérémie Laval
September 25, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

At Google I/O, several members of the Xamarin team attended the Architecture Component talk on Android lifecycle (which I recommend you watch). While the solutions presented there are interesting and, in some cases, map to patterns we already have in .NET, it resonated with those of us present because of how those Android lifecycle details […]

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Protecting Your Xamarin Apps with Dotfuscator

Guest Blogger
September 20, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

This is a special guest post from Joe Sewell, a developer on the Dotfuscator team at PreEmptive Solutions. Let’s be honest, releasing a library, desktop app, or mobile app can be a bit scary. Once your software is freely available to the world, you lose a certain degree of control over how it will be […]

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Augment Reality with Xamarin and iOS 11

Larry O'Brien
September 19, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

One of the showcase features of iOS 11 is ARKit, an augmented-reality mode available on devices powered by A9 and newer chips (basically, 6S and better iPhones, 2017 iPads, and […]

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Get Your Apps Ready for iOS 11!

Miguel de Icaza
September 13, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

We’ve just updated our iOS 11 support to go along with the Xcode 9 GM Seed release. You can use this build along with the Xcode 9 GM to submit applications that take advantage of the new features in iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 to the Apple AppStore. We also have awesome new sample […]

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Xamarin.Android 8.0 Gets Even Sweeter with Oreo

Jon Douglas
September 11, 2017 Android, Xamarin Platform

Android 8.0 Oreo is by far the sweetest version of Android to date, with great new features including notification channels, notification badges, custom fonts in XML, downloadable fonts, instant apps, background limits, autofill, and picture-in-picture (PIP). We’re excited to announce Xamarin.Android support for Android Oreo in our latest release of Xamarin.Android for both Visual Studio […]

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Digitally Imported Delivers 10 Music Streaming Apps to Millions of Fans Globally

Lacey Butler
September 7, 2017 Android, Case Studies, iOS, Xamarin Platform

One of the first music streaming services and the #1 radio network for electronic music fans, Digitally Imported’s laser focus on UX and mobile quality helps them retain their competitive […]

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Live Webinar | Xamarin University Presents: Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks

Charles Petzold
September 6, 2017 Education, Xamarin Platform

Join me on Thursday, September 21 at 9 am PST for my upcoming webinar on using UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks, which combines what I like most: graphics programming and […]

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Explore iOS 11 Previews Today

Miguel de Icaza
September 5, 2017 iOS, Xamarin Platform

Since the announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, we’ve been working on providing the new APIs as web previews with Xamarin.iOS from our releases blog. To help you get started […]

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Bringing Communities Together: Xamarin MVPs Join Microsoft MVPs

Jayme Singleton
September 1, 2017 Xamarin Platform

The Xamarin MVP Program and Microsoft MVP Award Program share a common bond in recognizing leaders who make outstanding contributions to our technical communities. In the last year, we’ve taken […]

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Xamarin Live Player Preview 2: Continuously Run and Debug Apps

James Montemagno
August 30, 2017 Android, iOS, Xamarin Platform

We introduced the Xamarin Live Player, a brand new way for developers to get started with Xamarin development faster than ever with just Visual Studio and an iOS or Android device, at this year’s Build developer conference. Based on your feedback from the first preview, we’re excited to announce an update to the Xamarin Live […]

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