Hi! I'm Steven Thewissen 👋


from the Netherlands

/ˈSTIːVƏN TEIːWISːSƐN/ A software developer from the Netherlands focusing on Xamarin development, crafting fancy UIs, tinkering in Azure DevOps and developing REST APIs. I started working with Xamarin in 2014 and have been in love with it ever since.
When I'm not coding you can find me writing blogs, tweeting, playing soccer, or just having some fun and the occasional drink with my friends. If you bring cookies, chocolate and/or a nice beer we can quickly become best friends.

Latest blogs

I occasionally write about things that interest me or problems I've encountered during my development adventures. These are the chronicles of those experiences.

August 23, 2019 14:49 in

Xamarin.Forms 4.2.0 is out!

A new version of Xamarin.Forms has hit NuGet feeds around the globe. Let’s take a quick peek at what has changed under the hood!

July 28, 2019 09:17 in

Quick tip: Enabling DebugRainbows for an entire app

If you’re like me and mess around with UI in Xamarin.Forms a lot you might’ve come across the problem of a control or view not displaying as you’d expect it to. This little package may help you in finding out why.

July 2, 2019 13:51 in

Create a kickass banking app using a BasePage in Xamarin

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!

June 7, 2019 19:48 in

Introducing Xamarin UI July

Fellow community member Luis Matos has recently held a Xamarin Month initiative. During the entire month of February, someone from the community / Xamarin team posted a blog about Xamarin-related topics. I would love to give the concept a shot as well!

May 21, 2019 16:50 in

A quick explainer: recent NuGet packages

Recently I’ve been pushing out a few NuGet packages with components that I use in my every day Xamarin work. This blog post is meant to give you a little overview of these packages and how they can help you in your daily mobile development flow.

April 3, 2019 11:53 in

Travel broadens the mind…

They say that seeing new places can work wonders for your creativity. I’ve recently gone on a trip to Seattle, visiting the Microsoft MVP Summit. With half an hour to kill in between sessions, I started tinkering with another UI sample in Xamarin.Forms. This is the result of that.