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
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
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
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.
Playing with animation in Xamarin.Forms by Steven Thewissen