Getting Started Q&A
James answers all your questions about getting started with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms
Getting Started with Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms Q&A by [James Montemagno]
Webviews and keeping your users engaged
Whether you’re displaying a simple “About” page or rendering content from an external source, pretty much every app ends up directing users to a web page at some point.
Keep Users Engaged with SFSafariViewController and Android Chrome Custom Tabs by Joe Meyer
Running an OSS Community Sprint
Adam gives a deep dive into what it means to contribute to Open Source Software (OSS). Spoiler: it's more than just submitting code.
Running an OSS Community Sprint - Xamarin Help by Adam Pedley
BUSINESS & MARKETING
PWAs vs Xamarin.Forms
There are lots of talk about Progressive Web Apps at the moment, Adam shares his views
PWAs vs Xamarin.Forms by [Adam Pedley]
Everything old is new again.
Nick Randolph is thinking deeply about the cross-platform nature of apps and how to effectively architect them. In his latest article, he talks about Progressive Web Apps. But also, check out his last few articles where he was talked about the cross-platform landscape.
A roundup of Ad Platforms
Ads are sometimes a necessary evil. In this post, Artyom gives a roundup of the magnitude of platforms available.
Xamarin.Android and LUIS
Damien walks through creating a Xamarin.Android app that uses LUIS for Natural Language Processing.
Build a smart Android app with LUIS and Xamarin.Android - Cool Coders by Damien Doumer
A little tip for tracing your SQLite
A quick way to see what SQLite is doing under the covers.
SQLite & Material Design Frames on iOS by Marcos Cobeña Morián
Add Tizen Projects to Your Xamarin.Forms Applications
Developing Xamarin.Forms applications with Tizen projects has never been so easy.
Add Tizen Projects to Your Xamarin.Forms Applications by Jay Cho
Some Connectivity Tips
Most apps are connected, so it's a good idea to build in a bit of resilience into your network calls. Adam, highlights some tips.
Resilient Network Connectivity In Xamarin.Forms by Adam Pedley
Refit your RESTful calls
Over the last few weeks Xamgirl has been putting out some good articles on simplifying your code to consume RESTful Web Services, this is part 3 of the series. I'd highly recommend having a look through all her posts.
Consuming a RESTful Web Service in Xamarin Forms using Refit (Part 3) by Charlin Agramonte
Jim releases a Vision API Nuget package
I decided to make it easier to use models downloaded from CustomVision in a Xamarin.Forms app and created a NuGet package to help
Thanks Jim, we love you!
Identifying my daughters toys using AI - Part 5, Plugin for on-device models by Jim Bennett
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Merge Conflict 86: Containerized Pod Development
It was only a matter of time before Frank and James started talking about Docker. And now is that time.
Merge Conflict 86: Containerized Pod Development by Frank Krueger & James Montemagno
New Lightning Lectures
Xamarin University has published some great new Lightning Lectures. These are just short videos on a particular topic. New releases are on Android JobScheduler by René Ruppert and .netstandard Multi-targeting by Jason Debouver. There is also so much other goodness in there for you to check out too!
Android Job Scheduler by René Ruppert
Yet Another Podcast with Matthew Robbins
Jesse Liberty interviews Matthew Robbins, the creator of the amazing tool mFractor
Yet Another Podcast #181 – Matthew Robbins on MFractor by Jesse Liberty
The Xamarin Show - Ink to Code
This week, James is joined by friend of the show George Matthews, manager at the Microsoft Garage, who shows us the amazing Garage Intern project: Ink to Code.
Drawing Apps to Life with Ink to Code by James on The Xamarin Show
UrhoSharp is a .NET API for building 3D experiences in your apps.
What’s New in UrhoSharp 1.8
UrhoSharp itself is powered by the open source Urho3D engine. UrhoSharp 1.8 represents the completion of our update of the Urho3D engine to match the Urho3D 1.7 release, which brings bug fixes and new features, such as:
- Inverse kinematics
- Bullet RaycastVehicle support
- And much more!
Learn about Xamarin.Forms Navigation Patterns
Xamarin University has a new class available on Xamarin.Forms Navigation patterns. Check it out!
Multi-target templates for Plugins
A long time ago, James released a template for creating Xamarin Plugins. Now that multi-targeting is all the rage, he has updated it.
New Plugin for Xamarin & Multi-Target Templates for Visual Studio 2017 by James Montemagno
Flutter goes beta
I know it's a Xamarin newsletter, but there is nothing wrong with looking at what's going on around the mobile landscape. Turns out Flutter is in Beta.
Announcing Flutter beta 1: Build beautiful native apps by Seth Ladd
Lottie 2.5 for Xamarin released
The amazing Martijn has done it again and released a version 2.5 for the Lottie Library!