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.
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Travel broadens the mind…

April 3, 2019 11:53

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.

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Creating an encyclopedia page in Xamarin.Forms

February 7, 2019 14:28

If you frequent this blog you probably know I like creating cool-looking stuff in Xamarin.Forms. Since that’s what I like doing, why would I stop? So here’s another one!

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Xamarin.Forms in Space!

November 30, 2018 16:45

As you may have seen from reading other content on this blog I dabble in the world of cryptocurrency. To help me on my position sizing I figured I’d create a little calculator app. Obviously, if you know me, that has to look sexy. So I decided to go on a journey into space using Xamarin.Forms!

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Creating a parallax carousel in Xamarin.Forms

October 9, 2018 14:54

A while ago I wrote a small tutorial on creating a simple carousel for your Xamarin.Forms app. That post also showed off a cool parallax effect on a carousel. I’ve always wanted to come back to that effect, let’s get this show on the road!

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Y u no blog?!

October 3, 2018 20:38

Wow. This has been a while. A long while. Five months to be precise. But don’t worry, I will blog more regularly from now on! However, I may need to explain where I’ve been all this time…

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Performing a binding redirect in Azure Functions

April 13, 2018 12:03

I’ve blogged about Azure Functions before and have speaken highly of it as well. While diving deeper into them there are definitely some drawbacks to be found though. How about doing a binding redirect?

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Creating a simple but good-looking app tutorial

March 19, 2018 16:17

A lot of apps currently in stores have some sort of walkthrough or tutorial screen that walks you through the basic functionality of an app. Let’s see what kind of things go into making one of those shall we?

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Wireless Deployment of Xamarin apps to your iOS devices

February 12, 2018 21:30

If you’re anything like me you probably have an iPhone cable near you at all times when working on a Xamarin app. It will probably look like it has seen better days but it still works doesn’t it?

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A farewell to our beloved Xamarin Insights ??‍♂️❤️

January 21, 2018 10:49

In October of 2014 Xamarin announced one of their new flagship products: Xamarin Insights, a real-time monitoring system that enables you to identify, report, and track issues that are impacting users. Now the time has come to say our goodbyes.

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5 cool things announced at Microsoft Connect 2017

November 17, 2017 13:35

Microsoft Connect 2017 has come and gone and a lot of new awesome stuff was announced across the board. I’m partial to mobile development using Xamarin and the whole Devops process using VSTS, so here’s 5 things from the mobile/devops space that I thought were pretty cool!