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Playing around with neumorphism in Xamarin.Forms

March 3, 2020 15:09

Neumorphism (or neuomorphism) might be a word you’ve never heard before. If that’s the case, then this is the blog post for you! We will take a peek at what it means and how we might be able to achieve it in Xamarin.Forms.

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Exploring grid overlays in DebugRainbows

February 18, 2020 20:28

I recently released a new version of my DebugRainbows plugin, which adds grid overlays to the set of debugging tools it offers. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and how to use them!

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Implementing MSAL authentication in Xamarin.Forms

February 4, 2020 19:34

Authenticating users in our app is a common challenge that mobile developers need to tackle. Leveraging existing authentication systems like those of social networks or big companies like Microsoft’s MSAL saves a lot of development time. But how do we get started?

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Fixing a partial button ripple effect on Samsung devices

January 21, 2020 18:48

While building our latest Xamarin app we recently ran into an issue where a button on Android would only have a partial ripple effect. This post explores the workaround we ended up implementing.

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Using Firebase Analytics in your Xamarin.Forms app

January 8, 2020 22:13

We all know and love Microsoft’s AppCenter offering when it comes to analytics and crash reporting for our mobile apps. But what if you’re one of those people that are interested in even more in-depth usage statistics? Let’s take a look at Firebase Analytics to satisfy our need for statistics!

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Using compiled bindings in Xamarin.Forms

December 26, 2019 14:36

As a Xamarin developer, you have surely come across a scenario where you’ve mistyped a binding and didn’t figure it out until hours later. Let’s see if we can improve that with XAML compilation and compiled bindings!

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Snppts Challenge Wrap-up

December 3, 2019 18:32

A while ago we started the Snppts Challenge, asking you to submit your good-looking UIs to the platform and promising swag in the process. Now that the deadline has passed, let’s take a quick look back on this challenge!

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Getting started with creating your own NuGet package

September 11, 2019 19:15

Have you always wanted to create your own NuGet package but not quite sure where to start? Let’s take a peek at how I built my Xamarin NuGet packages and how I distribute them using Azure DevOps!

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Breaking the Pancake mould

August 25, 2019 19:40

You may have used PancakeView in your Xamarin.Forms adventures in the past. Ever dreamed of breaking out of that rectangular/circular mould? Well, now you can with the latest PancakeView update!

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Create a kickass banking app using a BasePage in Xamarin

July 2, 2019 13:51

Have you ever had a scenario where using the built-in navigation bar and other UI elements simply didn’t cut it? Perhaps it’s been suggested to you by a designer that the default elements are just ugly. Simply roll your own and start using a base page!