MonkeyFest USA - Call For Speakers
MonkeyFest USA is happening November 21st and right now they have a Request For Speakers open. So make sure you sign up for the conference and if you are keen put in a speaker request.
Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto
Motion when used well in an application enhances the user experience. This article shares twelve specific opportunities to support usability in your UX projects using motion.
Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto by Issara Willenskomer
Mobile App Redesign for Developers: Colors and Typography
Luis continues his series on lessons learnt creating the design for GitTrends - this time he talks about two incredibly important design aspects, Color and Typography.
Mobile App Redesign for Developers: Colors and Typography by Luis Pujols
16 UX and UI Design Tips That Always Deliver Growth
UX is a discovery process. We often argue that user experience doesn’t start and finish with a project. As long as your product is live, the UX process never ends.
16 UX and UI Design Tips That Always Deliver Growth by Stef Ivanov
6 Basic Design Tips
Ester provides 6 great tips that you can use when designing your apps. In fact designing anything.
Screenshot your Android Phone from ADB
Having the ability to take a screenshot directly from your command prompt will save you a lot of time over the duration of a project.
Xamarin Tips - Sreenshot your Android Phone from ADB by Mike Grant
Turning it up to 11: Android 11 for developers
Android 11 is here! Learn about some of the new features available on the release that might appeal to us developers.
Turning it up to 11: Android 11 for developers by Stephanie Cuthbertson
Learning to use Data Caching in Xamarin Forms
Caching is important for lots of applications. Monkey Cache is a super simple but effective cache library from James Montemagno. In this article Leomaris helps you get started using it.
Learning to use Data Caching in Xamarin Forms by Leomaris Reyes
Modal Navigation in Shell
If you want to implement a modal page navigation (where a new page pops up over the current page) in Shell, this article provides a good starting point for you.
Xamarin.Forms Shell Quick Tip – Modal Navigation by James Montemagno
Functional App Development
Applications built with Fabulous use the MVU design pattern (Model-View-Update, also known from the origin The Elm Architecture). These app also use declarative views written directly in F#. If you want to learn a bit more about MVU and the Fabulous framework, check this out.
Creating Custom Renderers
Xamarin.Forms uses a common API to render cross-platform mobile UIs. Therefore, the components can be rendered differently on each platform, using a renderer class. This renderer class creates a native control and translates the properties of the Xamarin.Forms control to it.
How to Create Custom Renderers for a Control in Xamarin.Forms by Vicente Gerardo Guzmán Lucio
With the advent of Xamarin.Forms 4.8 comes highly expected functionality, the ability to use Brushes and gradients. In this article, we will know the new possibilities that we have using brushes.
NOTE: Article is in Spanish
A bindable AsyncCommand for Xamarin.Forms
A short blog by Jean-Marie to showcase an undocumented feature of the TaskLoaderView: the TaskLoaderCommand.
TaskLoaderCommand: a bindable AsyncCommand for Xamarin.Forms by Jean-Marie Alfonsi
Goodbye Xamarin.Forms, Hello .NET MAUI!
If you are interested in the mobile development space, you must’ve heard by now: Xamarin.Forms is evolving into .NET Multi-platform App User Interface (MAUI). In this tutorial, Gerald will tell you all about the ins and outs of this change and what it might mean for you.
New Features in Xamarin.Forms 4.8: Gradients, Brushes, and Flyout Backdrop Color
The new brushes in Xamarin.Forms 4.8 have got me really excited, especially as linear gradients have allowed me to make rainbows in my apps (because why not?). But they can do more than just that and this post from Vicente over on the Syncfusion blog has some great examples of what you can do with some of the features in the Xamarin.Forms 4.8 release.
New Features in Xamarin.Forms 4.8: Gradients, Brushes, and Flyout Backdrop Color by Vicente Gerardo Guzmán Lucio
Am I running on a Jailbroken device?
The BreachDetector plugin tells you if our app is running on an Unlocked phone (Root on Android/Jailbreak on iOS), if the app was installed by the store if it is an emulator.
Note: Article is in Portuguese
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Surface Duo, Android Startup Times, and Xamarin.Essentials
This month James and Matt talk about new Microsoft Learn modules on the Surface Duo. The continuing saga of the Xamarin.Forms Shell quick tips. Of course it's a new month and that means there's a new preview version of Visual Studio! Find out all the goodness that goes along with that.
Surface Duo, Android Startup Times, and Xamarin.Essentials by The Xamarin Podcast
.NET Rocks! vNext
Carl and Richard talk to Theodora Tataru about her experience creating an application using Xamarin to help with tracker her college grades. Theodora talks about learning the tools, the libraries, and the various techniques to making a Xamarin app - including asking for help! College Diary is just starting to arrive in the app stores - and Theodora is starting her career as a developer!
Merge Conflict: 218: The One About Blazor
It seems wherever you look. these days in the .NET space, someone is using or talking about Blazor. James and Frank this week talk about their favourite new web framework!