Posts tagged with "xamarin"

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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! 

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin Forms UI: Spotify

September 20, 2017 12:14

It seems like people really like this kind of content, so I decided to keep it up for now. This is the third instalment in this series already and this time we’re going to be taking a look at the Spotify UI!

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Using Effects in Xamarin Forms

September 11, 2017 11:47

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.

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin Forms UI: Runkeeper

September 5, 2017 11:34

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!

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Xamarin.Forms ListView grouping and styling the jump list

August 30, 2017 15:24

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?

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Creating a good-looking Xamarin.Forms UI: Twitter

August 25, 2017 12:02

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?

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Checking out Mobile Center

August 22, 2017 10:25

I’ve talked about continuously building and deploying your mobile apps using VSTS before. But there’s a simpler alternative in the works at Microsoft; Mobile Center. So let’s have a quick look at it!

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Crash Reporting and Analytics for Xamarin

July 14, 2017 21:58

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?

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Embedding a YouTube feed in Xamarin.Forms

June 20, 2017 21:09

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.

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Xamarin and DevOps: Versioning your app

June 7, 2017 12:49

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.