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January 21, 2020 18:48 in ,

Fixing a partial button ripple effect on Samsung devices

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. What exactly do you mean? The screenshot below shows how each of the buttons in our app looks when tapping them. As […]

January 8, 2020 22:13 in

Using Firebase Analytics in your Xamarin.Forms app

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!

December 26, 2019 14:36 in

Using compiled bindings in Xamarin.Forms

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!

December 3, 2019 18:32 in

Snppts Challenge Wrap-up

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!

September 11, 2019 19:15 in

Getting started with creating your own NuGet package

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!

August 25, 2019 19:40 in

Breaking the Pancake mould

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!