I generally use Xamarin Forms to build apps. I’m currently working on a new project and using all the new greatness from Prism. One of those great features is Xaml Navigation. This is a fancy markup extension which allows you to navigate to another page in your app without implementing anything in your view models! […]
Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration is key to any successful software, automating our build and release pipelines is a strategic matter. However, mobile apps are a special case, they are compiled applications, and there is no “Configuration” support out of the box like we have in web products web.config and appsettings.json. The lack of configuration support on mobile … Continue reading Build Once Release Everywhere – APK →
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Well, this post is slightly overdue…TO Mobile Devs hosted Xamarin Saturday 2019 back on August 24th, 2019, seems like a lifetime ago! All the Toronto Xamarin Saturday 2019 sessions can be seen on YouTube! David Ortinau opened the morning and afternoon, everyone was in the main room for these talks. The morning topic was Comet, […]
Next Saturday in Toronto is Xamarin Saturday! In case you haven’t heard, the Toronto Mobile .NET Developers group is hosting a full-day session, Xamarin Saturday, on August 24th at BSI Labs. Whether you are totally new to Xamarin or are an experienced Xamarin expert, we will have something for everyone! We will have an incredible […]
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I am often more irritated than pleased by Apple’s announcements. The notch, features that have been in Android for years being lauded as a revolutionary innovation, dropping the headphone jack…I could go on, but it would be exhausting for both of us. I think it’s important to know what I think about Apple before I […]
Recently I have caught myself dealing a LOT with the low-level SQLite engine, trying to squeeze the most out of this amazing and flexible database provider. I have learnt a couple of things that I did not know, and I would love to share some of it with the mobile developer community! First of all, … Continue reading SQLite Tips and Tricks for Mobile Developers →
TLDR: This is going to be an excellent conference that you don’t want to miss! If you buy a Xamarin Developer Summit ticket within the next 24 hours, you will get a complimentary night at the The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. The New Evolve Since Microsoft purchased Xamarin and ended Xamarin Evolve, […]
Hey Xamarin Developers! In case you did not know, next month from July 11 to July 12 it will be held in Houston – TX, the biggest 100% focused on Xamarin conference that we have seen since the good old Evolve. Community Driven This conference is 100% community organized and driven, Dan Siegel decided to put his … Continue reading Xamarin Developers Summit 2019 – 5 reasons why you have to be there! →
When testing apps, I generally use a combination of 3 tools for distribution. It’s important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various available tools to easily onboard testers and gather feedback. App Center I’ll only be touching on App Center Distribute, none of the other features. I would say that it’s worthwhile to […]
The Problem One of the biggest differences between web apps and mobile apps is the decentralized nature of mobile apps. Instead of pushing updates into servers or the cloud, we instead push the updates through the App Store and Google Play Store where the updates are pulled down by our users. The fact that updates […]
TLDR: Add HttpTracer to your project and pass a new instance to HttpClient for Fiddler-like http audit/debug capabilities. What is HttpTracer? About a year ago, Daniel John Causer, Chase Florell and I decided that some code that I was using to inspect HTTP traffic in my Xamarin apps should be an open source library. The […]
Xamarin Development Tools Part 1 – Windows vs. macOS I’m going to speak from experience here because it’s been a long road. The first 2 years I worked on Xamarin and mobile projects, I used a Windows machine, it was a decent laptop with an Intel Core i7 chip, 16 GB of ram and an […]
Here we go, another attempt at blogging! So much has happened since I last wrote, 3.5 years ago. I have been running a user group, Toronto Mobile .NET Developers Group for the past 18 months and it has been a fantastic experience. Organizing a user group/meetup can be a lot of work and it is […]
In mobile applications, data is a critical matter: It always has to be available and ready to your users. This is even more true for enterprise applications, if data takes a long time to load, sync or is only partially downloaded from the server, it will reflect very poorly on your product quality. Internet instability … Continue reading Data Startup in Mobile Applications – part I →
February is the Xamarin Month and I was designated to post on the 10th, so here I am! I would also like to thank Luis Matos for putting up this event together. This year’s theme is Love and Friendship with this in mind, I’m sharing the story of what drove me to write this custom control. Last year while … Continue reading FFImageLoading + Lottie = 😍 →
Hello devs! Today I would like to share with you a OSS lib that me and a couple of friends @DylanBerry and @ChaseFlorell have developed, its the HttpTracer lib. We oftentimes find our selves trying to figure out how to setup a proper way to see the requests and response information that our software exchange … Continue reading Presenting HttpTracer Library →
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