ACR User Dialogs v7 Released
ACR.UserDialogs is a very popular cross platform library that allows you to call for standard user dialogs from a shared/portable library. It's just been updated to V7 which includes support for .NET Standard
Prism for Xamarin.Forms 7.0 Released
V7 of Prism has been released and brings with it Net Standard support and some breaking changes. So if you use Prism, you probably want to check this out.
Turn specs into high quality apps
This is a recording of Marco Folios presentation at DevDayBE. If you care about testing (and you should) then check this out. Also, he has links to his other testing articles
Autofac replaced with TinyIoC
David Britch has replaced AutoFac with TinyIoC inside his mobile architecture samples and sees some crazy performance gains.
The C# Developer’s Guide to Shipping Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center
On the Xamarin Blog, James Montemagno lays down a bunch of resources for getting started with Visual Studio App Center.
How to Run Automated UI Tests from a VS App Center Build
Tom Soderling is excited about VS App Center and in this article talks about running tests as part of the continuous pipeline.
Xamarin.Android - Spelling Checker App
Ahsan Siddique shows you how to make a simple spell checker app in Xamarin Android.
Xamarin.Android - Gesture Overlay View
Ahsan Siddique shows you how to create gestures using Gesture Overlay View in Xamarin Android.
Bringing Pokemon magic to Xamarin iOS with ARKit
Here is a nice tutorial which shows you how to get started with ARKit in Xamarin. And what better way than to bring Pokemon into the real world!
Building for the iPhone X
There are some tricks to developing for the iPhone X, in this article Wally McLure discusses what you need to think about.
Attempting to go “weeeeeee” with Ooui
Luce Carter shows how to share a UI between a website and a mobile app using the Ooui framework.
Segmented Bar Control in Xamarin Forms
Xamboy has created a Segmented Bar Control for xamarin forms similar to the one that Facebook mobile app has for showing different content in Facebook groups (Dicussion,Photos,Events,etc.)
Updating to Prism 7.0 for Xamarin Forms
Prism 7.0 was released and Charlin Agramonte has a great blog on updating to the new version.
FastScroll and SectionIndexer in Xamarin.Forms ListView
There is a Platform Specific to allow your Xamarin.Forms Android apps to use Section Indexers and FastScroll. Who knew?
Customize Slider Control In Xamarin.Forms
This article demonstrates how to create and use a Customize Slider control in Xamarin.Forms.
MvvmCross Binding Target
The Cheesebaron talks about binding in MvvmCross,
Converting PCL (Portable Class Libraries) to .NET Standard Class Libraries
This is part 3 of a series that talks about incorporating .NET Standard class libraries into your .net applications
Identifying my daughters toys using AI - Part 3, using the models offline in iOS
Jim Bennet continues his exploration of using AI, but this time takes it offline using CoreML
Adding Azure AD B2C Authentication to Azure Functions
Serverless computing and Azure Functions are the hotness! In this blog post, Matthew Soucoup shows you how you can add Authentication to your Azure Functions!
Adding biometrics authentication to Xamarin
Jacob Jedryszek discusses the challenges and implementation of Biometric Authentication across Xamarin.iOS (TouchId & FaceId) and Xamarin.Android (Fingerprint)
Changing the Look and Feel of the Webview's Content within Azure AD B2C
Matthew Soucoup talks about how you can customize the look of your login experience with Azure AD B2C.
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Xamarin Podcast - Android 8.1, Xamarin Device Manager, and Visual Studio versions 15.5 & 15.6
In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what’s new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share their favorite Xamarin moments from 2017.
Merge Conflict 80: Lightning talks
It's a Merge Conflict %10 == 0 episode. And that means it Lightning talk time.
The Xamarin Show - The New Xamarin Android Device Manager
James Montemagno takes a look at the brand new Xamarin Android Device Manager for Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac to manager Android emulators.