UX Design Tools for 2018 (For Mac AND PC)
A great list of some UX Design tools for you.
UX Design Tools for 2018 (For Mac AND PC) by Chris Bam Harrison
BUSINESS & MARKETING
Apple Search Ads Creative Sets best practices
Let’s take a look at what Apple Search Ads are then dive into the opportunities that Creative Sets bring (and examples!).
Apple Search Ads Creative Sets best practices and optimization examples by Sylvain Gauchet
IOS In-App Purchases and Subscriptions
What are In App Subscriptions and how should you deal with them?
IOS In-App Purchases and Subscriptions by Juan F. Caracciolo
The Real Reason Apple and Google Want You to Use Your Phone Less
Why are Apple and Google providing so many features around monitoring and controlling the time you spend using your devices? At first, it seems counter-intuitive but there is a great quote in this article that highlights the reason.
“When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck.”
And neither Apple nor Google want to create a shipwreck.
The Real Reason Apple and Google Want You to Use Your Phone Less by Nir Eyal
Cryptallet — a Xamarin.Forms dapp
Cryptallet is a simple Xamarin.Forms application built for working with Ethereum blockchain. It provides simple, yet essential features. It's also open source.
181 iOS Developer and Productivity Tools
Paul Solt provides a list of tools and hardware used to get him through the day as an iOS developer... Applies to any mobile developer though.
Here are 181 tools that I use on a daily basis to write Swift code, research API changes, design UI, edit graphics, write articles, take notes, and record videos with high quality audio. Getting things done is super important when you work on iOS app development as a hobby, or even as a career.
181 iOS Developer and Productivity Tools (for beginners) by Paul Solt
How to Fix the dreaded 'Version conflict' NuGet error in your Xamarin.Android projects
It's a sunny day, your coffee is still hot, and you're ready to take on the world. You go to install a NuGet package into your Xamarin project, and that's when your day starts to fall apart:
Package restore failed.
This is not what you wanted to see. All you wanted was to install a new package, or update an existing package, and your day just got more difficult. But fear not, Redth is here to help you.
How to Fix the dreaded 'Version conflict' NuGet error in your Xamarin.Android projects by Redth
Use MSBuild to Define Advanced Android VersionCode
With the introduction of Xamarin.Android v7.2, two new MSBuild properties were also introduced in order to make maintaining Android VersionCode for Android apps even easier:
Learn more about them here.
Use MSBuild to Define Advanced Android VersionCode by Dean Ellis
What's New In the Xamarin Android Designer :
The Android Designer is getting some love. Find out the juicy details here on the Xamarin Blog.
What's New In the Xamarin Android Designer : by Jon Douglas
Apple Platform SDK API Differences
API diff reports for Apple platform SDKs as generated by objc-diff, which has a few limitations: Objective-C only Does not detect relocations across frameworks Excludes: /usr/include IOKit.framework Kernel.framework Tk.
"iPhone Only" apps on the iPad
Since the launch of the iPad in 2010, any app that runs on the iPhone will also run on the iPad in a scaled format. This is normally1 in the 3:2 aspect ratio which the original iPhone had all the way up until the iPhone 5 when they changed to the 16:9 ratio. It looks like this is set to change with iOS 12 as beta 2 is now running iPhone apps in their 16:9 ratio on all iPads rather than the 3:2 ratio.
"iPhone Only" apps on the iPad by Ben Dodson
Building a “Next Entry” Effect for iOS and Android in Xamarin.Forms
A couple of techniques you can use to set the focus to a field when the user hits the return key on the popup keyboard.
Building a “Next Entry” Effect for iOS and Android in Xamarin.Forms by Joe Meyer
TinyMvvm – The best MVVM library for Xamarin.Forms!?
Daniel Hindrikes talks TinyMvvm and why it might be a good choice for your Xamarin.Forms MVVM library
TinyMvvm – The best MVVM library for Xamarin.Forms!? by dhindrik
What’s New in Core ML 2
Core ML is Apple’s Machine Learning framework. Released just a year ago, Core ML offers developers a way to integrate powerful and smart machine learning capabilities into their apps with just a few lines of code! This year, at WWDC 2018, Apple released Core ML 2.
NUGET OF THE WEEK
Flurl is a modern, fluent, asynchronous, testable, portable, buzzword-laden URL builder and HTTP client library for .NET.
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Using Entity Framework Core 2.1 with Xamarin.Forms
The amazing Rene Ruppert has released a Xamarin University Lightning lecture to get you started with Entity Framework Core and Xamarin.Forms
With the release of Entity Framework Core 2.1 you can integrate a powerful ORM (object relational mapper) into your Xamarin apps with ease. This lecture explains how to add EF to a project, how to implement CRUD methods, how to seed data many other exciting features of Entity Framework Core.
Using Entity Framework Core 2.1 with Xamarin.Forms - Rene Ruppert - Xamarin University by Rene Ruppert
Merge Conflict 103: .NET Everywhere with Miguel de Icaza
What more do we need to say? We sat down with Miguel de Icaza to pick his mind about the past, present, and future of .NET. Miguel gives his insights into where the entire industry is moving and why GUI based console applications are so important. We start first how .
Gone Mobile 70: A Xamarin.Forms 2018 Update with David Ortinau
David Ortinau stops past the Gone Mobile podcast and talks about all the new and shiny things coming your way for Xamarin.Forms.
Gone Mobile 70: A Xamarin.Forms 2018 Update with David Ortinau by Greg Shackles, Jonathan Dick