Dependency Injection is a great technique for leveraging native code in the context of your shared code. In Xamarin.Forms you typically create a custom renderer which gives you native access. If you need to run some native code from the shared context you can easily do this with the built-in Dependency Injection tooling.
Xamarin.Forms: Native API Acces with Dependency Injection by Andrew Hoefling
Ever hit the navigation bar back button when using an Android app and have it fully exit the app and drop you back on your home screen? I think all Android users have encountered this a few times. It is a frustrating and counter-productive experience. Let’s make sure your app has better UX by using a simple confirmation dialog!
How To Confirm Exit in Android with Xamarin Forms by Dylan Berry
Lottie is a cross-platform library created by Twitter, then wrapped in a cool Xamarin.Forms view by Martijn van Dijk, allowing you to bring a unique identity to your app with animations. TaskLoaderView is a state container from Sharpnado, and in this post, Jean-Marie shows you how you can combine the two to bring exciting animations to your app depending on the state.
TaskLoaderView & Lottie Best Friends Forever by Jean-Marie Alfonsi
Whenever you are creating a larger Xamarin Forms application, you usually end up with different models representing similar data but for different areas of your app. For example, you will get a minimalist Data Transfer Object (DTO) from your backend, which you might copy into another app-internal model or directly to the View Model representing the data displayed on your view. And this is where AutoMapper will help you out and prevent you from writing all that copy code.
Using AutoMapper in your Xamarin Forms apps by Mark Allibone
Grial UI Kit provides XAML templates, custom controls, helpers and resources that accelerate the creation of Xamarin.Forms apps. In this article, Charlin explores the Grial UI Kit, talking about how to use it, pricing and some personal feedback.
Exploring Grial UI Kit in Xamarin Forms by Charlin Agramonte