Today I launched my first mobile app. Here’s what I learned
Harshita shares some thoughts on reflections on creating her first mobile application.
Playing With Color: Vibrant Options For Apps And Websites
In this article Nick Babich summarizes a few popular techniques of using vibrant colours in web and mobile design.
BUSINESS & MARKETING
The Ultimate Guide To Mobile In-App Purchases Optimization
This guide from Hady has just about everything you would want to know about in-app purchases.
The What, Why, and How of App Store Optimization: Lessons from the Ground
You have to get your apps noticed, so you better understand how to do App Store Optimization. Read some tips and tricks, here.
Not technically a Xamarin related article, but too cool to go unnoticed. check out the source code here
Refit v4.2 released
Refit is a magic library to make working with Restful services dead easy. It now has an update with some nice new features
Serializing any POCO as a multipart json content
Support for getting response headers (ApiResponse<T>)
Real World Mobile DevOps with VSTS and App Center
James Montemagno talks to Damian Brady about DevOps options and Xamarin. James explains how you can use both tools together, and shows us how the Xamarin team does DevOps for their own Xamarin Live Player app.
A quick rundown of the different XAML previewers available for your Xamarin development
Using Google Play on an Android Emulator
Jon Douglas from Xamarin shows how to set up Google Play services on your Android Emulator.
Xamarin Forms & Firebase Cloud Messaging: Android Setup
Carlos R. Campos walks through setting up Firebase Cloud Messaging for an Android Xamarin.Forms app. (page is in Spanish, but you english speakers know about google translate, right?)
Android Emulator Quick Boot
Slow Android emulators suck. But new in Android Emulators is Quick Boot. Jon Douglas walks through setting it up and using it over at the Xamarin blog.
Alex Dunn likes behaviors so much that he bought the same concept across to native iOS and Android platforms
Selection State Effect for Android ListView
Joe Meyer shows a quick effect you can add to your Forms ListViews to turn off selection.
Implementing a simple Azure Function with a Xamarin.Forms client
Laurent talks how to implement a very simple Azure Function in the Azure Web Portal and build a cross-platform client with Xamarin.Forms.
Learn AI and Machine Learning on Azure
Interested in getting started with some of the Microsoft’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence services and how to build applications using them. Check out these free learning resources
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Custom Vision – Machine Learning Made Easy with Jim Bennett
Jim is on The Xamarin Show talking about his Custom Vision Service he has been writing. Neato!
Merge Conflict 82: Broken Backs and Updating Apps
It is 2018 and both iOS 11 and Android O are in full swing on tons of awesome and new devices. What does that mean when you want to update your apps?
Frank and James talk through updating apps...
Xamarin University Presents: Ship Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center
Mark Smith, Director of Xamarin University, shows you how to automate your app development pipeline with Visual Studio App Center, walking through how to connect your app to App Center to immediately improve your development process and apps.