Xamarin Android Emulator update

Xamarin Android Player

In an earlier post, where I talked about configuring your environment for development, I mentioned that the Android Emulator gave me a bit of a headache. On Planet Xamarin, a aggregator for multiple Xamarin minded blogs, I came across a post about making the Xamarin Android Player work. After following the instructions in the blog … Read more

Xamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 2

Hercules - From zero to hero

In my previous post I have covered the basics of starting with Xamarin, more specific Xamarin.Forms. There I have described that my first app would be a business app for the company I work for. In the meanwhile I have been working on this app to get it ready for the App Store, Market and/or Play … Read more

Xamarin.Forms: from zero to hero – part 1

Hercules - From zero to hero

Time to get my hands dirty, finally some programming! Or is it? Just a little bit of theory for now. Personally I always like to get some form of 101 before I start something. Today there is a nice little website that provides in that called YouTube. So before I actually got started I set … Read more

Setting up shop for Xamarin

Open Sign

Ok, so Xamarin is my weapon of choice. Now what? The plan of approach seemed pretty simple upfront: Get Xamarin Get developing Get filthy rich Using the words ‘seemed’ and ‘upfront’ together might already give away the clue a little bit doesn’t it? It wasn’t as easy as I thought.. The ingredients First off; how … Read more

Xamarin: First contact

Xamarin logo

For quite some time now I have been working with all sorts of Microsoft technologies both professionally as for just the fun of it. Visual Studio is a breeze to work with, Azure is taking giant leaps, ASP.NET never made it easier to work with the web and now for Windows Phone making apps was never … Read more