Building a mobile product is hard work, even after you have learned Xamarin
You need to validate your idea, create logos, decide how to monitise, launch to the App Stores and let's not forget market your product to potential users and customers.
We have brought our in-person program online in the time of COVID, if you're skeptical after reading/watching our try the program material, schedule a 1 to 1 call with us to answer any of your mobile product questions, no strings.
Templated UI Controls
A great looking set of controls created by Javier, including things like Chat Bubbles, Grid Splitters, Circular Progress, and many more.
Xamarin and CosmosDB
Sample project demonstrating using CosmosDB from Xamarin Apps using the latest v3 SDK for CosmosDB.
Mastering Mobile DevOps with App Center
Today, user expectations for mobile applications are very high and higher if they are consumer-oriented. DevOps provides a way to keep up with these high expectations and the demands of evolving users, especially when it comes to the world of mobile apps.
Azure DevOps Snippets
Damien created a new VSCode extension to help developers create or edit Azure Pipeline YAML templates. This extension has all snippets for all official Azure Pipeline tasks available. Discover it here!
Streaming UI App Design
Leomaris walks through creating a great looking Streaming Video UI in Xamarin.Forms.
Replicating Streaming UI App in Xamarin Forms by Leomaris Reyes
A Xamarin Stripe example
Damian has put together a Xamarin Forms Stripe example app, based on their standard iOS and Android examples that let you browse products, choose a shipping address and method, add and select a payment method, and purchase the product.
Telerik Real-World Xamarin App Examples
Telerik has put together some real world Xamarin samples that are all open source. In addition, they have an step-by-step guide to building Telerik's Xamarin apps from backend to frontend.
Sometimes OneTime binding is best
Choosing the correct binding mode in Xamarin.Forms can have a significant impact on performance. Sometimes the default binding mode is not the always the best option.
TaskLoaderView with DataTemplates
TaskLoaderView supports custom views for your Tasks states. Since 2.1.0 TaskLoaderView custom views properties now supports DataTemplates.
TaskLoaderView comes back in Style with DataTemplate by Jean-Marie Alfonsi
Gradients & Brushes with Xamarin.Forms 4.8
Xamarin.Forms 4.8 is out with a collection of features and quality improvements, Xamarin.Forms will give you even more opportunities to build colorful, interactive cross-platform applications. Let us take a dive into all of the new features coming to you in Xamarin.Forms!
Try New Gradients & Brushes with Xamarin.Forms 4.8 : Xamarin Blog by Jake Kirsch
Introduction to DataTemplateSelector
Suppose you have a collection of items and you want to display them in a ListView (Xamarin.Forms). The catch is that you want to change the display of each item depending on its state or some other code-based attributes. That's where DataTemplateSelectors come in.
How to Display PDF in Xamarin Forms
A pretty common requirement is to display PDFs within our application. In this post, Luis discusses some different approaches.
How to Display PDF in Xamarin Forms With Ease by Luis Pujols
NUGET OF THE WEEK
The Xamarin Community Toolkit for Xamarin.Forms is a collection of Animations, Behaviors, Converters, and Effects for mobile development with Xamarin.Forms. This is the rebirth of the Community Toolkit and a great collection of super useful things.
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Null Pointers 13: Mobile Data Storage
If you own a mobile phone, the chances are that there is data stored on it somewhere. Few apps are around these days that don’t store data in some form. But how is that done? What caveats are there to it, and what about caching or syncing data back to a backend? All of that and more on this episode!
Merge Conflict 214: Switching from Android to iPhone
After 11 years James has moved from Android based phones to iPhone running iOS. Let's talk about the good, bad, and ugly of the transition.
Brushes, Gradients, and Shapes
Lots of new stuff to talk about this month! Ever want to get down to the nitty gritty and do some drawing in Xamarin.Forms! Well, now in Xamarin.Forms 4.8 you can!
COVID Health Hack: Intro to Prism for Xamarin.Forms
Brian has did a twitch stream supporting a COVID Health Hack effort by giving an introduction to Prism for Xamarin.Forms. From File / New, we start learning how to get started with Prism for XF, and how to use the various feature of Prism.
COVID Health Hack: Intro to Prism for Xamarin.Forms by Brian Lagunas