There are several techniques to animate UI elements in Android applications created with Xamarin.Forms. ViewExtensions and Custom Animations can be used to animate views directly from C# code. Both techniques provide a nice cross-platform solution for animating UI elements.
Animated Vector Drawable for Android with Xamarin.Forms by Rik Driever
Some people are a little bit confused on how and when you should use custom renderers vs effects. In this article, Charlin (XamGirl) clarifies this by first explaining how to create each one step by step and finally some closing thoughts on when to use one or the other.
Custom renderers VS Effects in Xamarin Forms by Charlin Agramonte
Sometimes you need the status bar appearance to match the application theme. In more advanced cases the appearance of the status bar may change multiple times, due to different colour themes on different screens within the application.
Dynamically changing the status bar appearance in Xamarin.Forms by Evgeny Zborovsky
Barcodes are still very much present in our daily lives. It’s a quick and easy way to store and read information or show a unique identifier on an object. It is not a big surprise that scanning barcodes is something that is often requested in apps.
Scanning and Generating Barcodes with ZXing on Xamarin.Forms by Gerald Versluis
Nick Randolph has been pumping out some great articles about setting up Xamarin, Android Emulators, SDK Versions and ADAL. Lots of good material in here:
Series of Blogs Entries by Nick Randolph