Design for Fingers, Touch, and People
This is a great three part series that looks into the design and science for touch based applications, something that should be near and dear to all our hearts as mobile developers. Make sure you check out Parts 2 and Part 3 as well
Design for Fingers, Touch, and People, Part 1 by Steven Hoober
BUSINESS & MARKETING
iOS Developers Ship 29% Less Apps in 2017!
AppFigures crunched through millions of new iOS and Android apps released over the years to look at 10 important questions and the data behind the answers.
iOS Developers Ship 29% Less Apps in 2017, the First Ever Decline – And More Trends to Watch by Ariel
Flutter – The new kid on the block
Flutter has got people all aflutter. In this post, Thomas Burkhart has a look at Google’s new mobile framework Flutter and compare it to his previous experience with Xamarin Forms.
Charles Proxy comes to iOS
We are excited to announce that Charles Proxy is now available on iOS! With the iOS version of Charles you can capture and inspect network requests and responses on your iOS device.
Charles by Cactuslab
Debugging Xamarin Open Source Frameworks: Part 3 – Mono
If you are hard core and want to debug mono, then check out the third post in the Debugging Xamarin Open Source Frameworks series, debugging Mono.
Debugging Xamarin Open Source Frameworks: Part 3 – Mono by Jon Goldberger
Xamarin.iOS Snippet: Create custom transitions
Create slick screen transitions in Xamarin.iOS by using transitions.
Architecting your app http service – Consuming rest APIs
Daniel Causer shares a few tips and tricks on how to architect your app’s HTTP services.
Architecting your app http service – Consuming rest APIs by Daniel Causer
User input validation in Xamarin.Forms
Everyone needs to do input validation in their applications, in this article Evgeny discusses his technique.
Build Your Own AccordionView in Xamarin.Forms
Alex Dunn shows how to build an "Accordion" style view in Xamarin.Forms.
Xamarin.Tip – Build Your Own AccordionView in Xamarin.Forms by Alex Dunn
Updating a Xamarin.Forms Button Style When Disabled
Ever wanted to change the way the Xamarin.Forms disabled button looks? For example, changing the background color and text color, or the shape? Here’s a quick tip with no custom renderers to build a Xamarin.Forms Button that can have its style updated when the IsEnabled is set to false.
Xamarin.Tip – Updating a Xamarin.Forms Button Style When Disabled by Alex Dunn
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Azure + Visual Studio + Xamarin = Great Mobile Apps
James Montemagno joins Scott Hanselman to show how powerful Azure services can be used with Visual Studio and Xamarin to create cloud-connected mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows, using one toolset and development language (C#) across front-end and back-end.
Azure + Visual Studio + Xamarin = Great Mobile Apps by Scott Hanselman
Merge Conflict 91: Game Development Chit-chat
James is back from GDC, the Game Developers Conference, and he has games on his mind! We take a look at the state of game development for .NET developers in 2018 and at some of the large announcements from GDC. James also sits down for our first interview with Shaun Peoples from Durham Games to talk about their upcoming iOS and Android game Foodie Trucks that is built with Unity and C#.
Merge Conflict 91: Game Development Chit-chat by soundbite.fm
Building the New MSN News App with Xamarin
This week James is joined by MSN News team members Matt Perzel and Sleiman Vierira to discuss how they built he new MSN News application from the group up using Xamarin. We discuss architecture, Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms, their DevOps pipeline, and how you can get your hands on it today.
Building the New MSN News App with Xamarin by James Montemagno
Xamarin.Forms 3.0 Pre-Release Available Today!
We’re excited to announce that the latest update to the Xamarin.Forms 3.0 Pre-release is now available! Help us make this our best Xamarin.Forms release ever by updating today and giving it a try.
Update to Xamarin.Forms 3.0 Pre-Release Available Today! by David Ortinau
Look after yourself
A repository of self-care resources for developers & others. Great links to help you take care of the most important person in the world - you!