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Supercharging your mobile analytics with App Center and Application Insights
Application Insights can be a really powerful tool for extracting meaningul information from any mobile application. This great post from John shows how you can get started and begin to take advantage of these insights.
Supercharging your mobile analytics with App Center and Application Insights by John Thiriet
Bluetooth Printing in Xamarin Forms using Shiny
When developing enterprise salesforce applications is very common to support printing orders, collections, receipts using a portable bluetooth thermal printer. If you search around there’s not a lot of content on how to achieve this in a cross-platform way, fortunately now we have an awesome set of libraries called Shiny(designed to help make device services & backgrounding easy on Xamarin & UWP platforms). In this article, Rendy shows you how to do bluetooth printing with a thermal printer by using Shiny.Bluetooth library
Bluetooth Printing in Xamarin Forms using Shiny by Rendy Del Rosario
Creating a login flow with Xamarin Forms Shell
Login is a very common practice in mobile apps, but the conditions on which it appears and where it sits in the navigation stack is very important. Xamarin.Forms 4.0 introduced Shell, and since 4.5 now supports modal navigation. Mark has written a follow up to a previous post on log in, this time showing how you can do it using Shell!
Creating a login flow with Xamarin Forms Shell by Mark Allibone
Using Refit to consume Restful Web Service in Xamarin Forms
When developing an application, it’s very likely that much of its development will require interaction with a web service. We can use different tools to connect and retrieve data from web services but in this post, Leomaris shows you how to do it using Refit!
Using Refit to consume Restful Web Service in Xamarin Forms by Leomaris Reyes
Get Permissions, App Theme, & Authentication
Xamarin.Essentials recently released 1.5 with some great new features including permissions, app themes, authentication and more!
Get Permissions, App Theme, & Authentication by James Montemagno
Join the Xamarin + Cognitive Services Crazy Combo Challenge!
The “challenge” concept has been around for a few years now at Microsoft. Basically what happens is Microsoft provides you with a pre-built solution in the form of some sample application. From there it is up to you to let your mind go free and implement more awesome things. This challenge was written by Gerald Versluis and it should be so much fun to get invovled!
Join the Xamarin + Cognitive Services Crazy Combo Challenge! by Gerald Versluis
Playing with animation in Xamarin.Forms
Movement breathes life into your app. But getting started with animation in Xamarin.Forms might not be the simplest thing. This post explains how to get started with creating some cool animations you can use to spice up your app.
Migrating ListView to CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms
In Part Two of this series on the MFractor blog, learn how to migrate your ListView cells so you can use them in a CollectionView.
Migrating ListView to CollectionView in Xamarin.Forms by Matthew Robbins
Azure Resource Organization Cheat Sheet
Have you ever wondered how Azure resources are organised and paid for? Got confused by the terminology or how best to group things? Frank had this issue and put together an awesome cheat sheat!
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Source Link - Debug Third-Party Libraries | The Xamarin Show
This week, James is joined by friend of the show Gerald Versluis, Xamarin.Forms Engineer, who shows off one of the coolest feature ever for app developers and library creators, Source Link. When a library is Source Link enabled you can debug INTO the source code when you are running debugging your app. This helps you diagnose issues faster than ever, check it out.
Source Link - Debug Third-Party Libraries by James Montemagno
Xamarin Podcast: Logically Embed That Authentication
The Xamarin Podcast is back for April. In this episode, James and Matt discuss all things authentication and look back on the great Focus on Xamarin event that happened at the end of March.
Xamarin Podcast: Logically Embed That Authentication by Matt Soucoup
Merge Conflict: 198: Why Can't We Be Friends
Have you ever thought of creating your own social network? How about just having a friend system in your app? How would you implement it? How would you handle authentication? How would it all work? We discuss as James tries to implement it in his latest app.
Merge Conflict: 198: Why Can't We Be Friends by Merge Conflict
DevTalk 35: Creating Tools for Xamarin.Forms. With Steven Thewissen
In this episode of DevTalk, Kerry talks to Steven Thewissen about his work with Xamarin.Forms open source libraries.
DevTalk 35: Creating Tools for Xamarin.Forms. With Steven Thewissen by Kerry Lothrop
Xamarin.Forms 101: Controls for boolean, numeric, and date and time input | The Xamarin Show
Join Maddy Leger for another great Xamarin.Forms 101. In this episode, learn about the different controls you can use to get boolean, incremental, date, and other types of values from your users.
Xamarin.Forms 101: Controls for boolean, numeric, and date and time input by Maddy Leger
Introducing TinyMvvm 2.0
A new version of TinyMvvm is now available which comes with support for URL navigation in Xamarin.Forms Shell and other cool features.