Developers can use Effects in Xamarin Forms to customize native controls and add some styling of their own. But why not simply use a custom renderer to achieve the same thing? While that is certainly possible there are some benefits to Effects. Continue reading “Using Effects in Xamarin Forms”
My previous post about creating a fancy Xamarin Forms UI was a whole lot of fun to do and I got some awesome feedback so it’s time for another. Since running is one of my hobbies I see a whole lot of this app up close. It’s both as simple in design as it is functional which makes it a great case for this; Runkeeper!
When creating a Xamarin Forms application there’s almost no getting around using a
ListView component at some point. When you have a lot of items to display you might even consider adding
ListView grouping. But how does that work?
I love tinkering with UI. There, I said it. Even though I’m a developer first and foremost I cannot help the fact that any mobile app UI I create has to look fancy. However most of my development work takes place in Xamarin Forms. Can those two worlds be combined?
In the previous articles in this series we set up our CI builds and versioned our app. Now we need to be talking about distribution. This is a vital part of any DevOps pipeline. In this blogpost we will be deploying our app to the HockeyApp platform which means it can be distributed to testers and stakeholders alike!
Continue reading “Xamarin and DevOps: Deploying to HockeyApp”
Knowing what your app is doing after you’ve released it into the wild is very important. When it comes to Xamarin there are several products that offer functionality such as crash reporting and analytics.. So what should you be using these days?
Continue reading “Crash Reporting and Analytics for Xamarin”
When building an app for a customer that has an active YouTube channel you might get the requirement to embed their YouTube channel into the app. This is actually simpler then you might think. Since YouTube is a Google product you can bet your life’s savings on the fact that there’s an API for it. So let’s see how we can implement it.
This is the 4th post in the Xamarin and DevOps series. The topic at hand is versioning of your mobile app. Having a standardised version number helps you track your releases and issues that might occur in them and especially when using tools like HockeyApp or Xamarin Insights it can also help you to track these issues.
Continue reading “Xamarin and DevOps: Versioning your app”
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the third post in this series on getting started with DevOps in a Xamarin project. Last time we created a Continuous Integration pipeline for Android so this time it’s iOS’ turn! A lot of things will look familiar if you followed along with the previous post but for the sake of completeness I will include it here.