NuGet gold nuggets – packages which are in my almost every Xamarin project

NuGet Gold nuggets

While Xamarin delivers a nice set of controls and functionalities with Xamarin.Forms, there is always room for improvement. This is where NuGet packages come in! Luckily there is a very active and alive community behind Xamarin which can provide you with all the necessary plugins. Underneath you will find a list of the ones I … Read moreNuGet gold nuggets – packages which are in my almost every Xamarin project

Snppts.io: share your amazing Xamarin.Forms designs!

snppts header

For the past few weeks, me and my good friend Steven have been busy creating a platform for sharing your beautiful custom UIs in Xamarin Forms, a template if you will. While Forms is ideal for simple, data-entry apps, it is also possible to create awesome UIs with just code and XAML, but also with the … Read moreSnppts.io: share your amazing Xamarin.Forms designs!

Push notifications with Xamarin – Server

Azure Notification hub

Now that we have three apps which implement push notifications, we also want to send some messages to the user! Until now we have done this by using the Azure portal but this is very limited and you’re not going to want to check your database for updates and sent out the right push notifications … Read morePush notifications with Xamarin – Server

Push notifications with Xamarin – Windows Phone

Windows Phone Push Notification

To conclude my ‘push notifications’ series I will now tell you how to implement push notifications on Windows Phone. Be sure to read my previous two posts on the notifications for iOS and setting up Azure and also implementing on Android. If you did read and/or follow them, this will be a piece of cake (hmm cake.). I … Read morePush notifications with Xamarin – Windows Phone

Push notifications with Xamarin – Android

Android Notification drawer

After my introduction, configuring Azure and implementing the iOS code it is now time for the Android side of things. Updating the Azures First things first. We need to do some more configuration in Azure. Don’t worry, it’s not nearly as much as last time. If you’re only creating a Android app and missed the initial … Read morePush notifications with Xamarin – Android

Push notifications with Xamarin – iOS

iOS Push notifications

As promised in my previous post I will continue this series with implementing the app code, in this case iOS. Fortunately, this is the hardest one so it only gets easier from here! Be prepared… Before we do anything there is a little preparation we need to do. On the server side a little Azure magic … Read morePush notifications with Xamarin – iOS

Push notifications with Xamarin introduction

Second part: Push notifications with Xamarin – iOS Third part : Push notifications with Xamarin – Android For a few recent projects, like my haveibeenpwned app I had to implement push notifications. Also this is one of the most frequently asked questions on the Xamarin forums which is not that odd because it is a main feature of almost … Read morePush notifications with Xamarin introduction

Using custom fonts on iOS and Android with Xamarin.Forms

Edit March 14th, 2018: By the request of one of my followers on Twitter I have set up a sample repository here: https://github.com/jfversluis/CustomFontsSample. Please note that the code is different from below and I did a new blogpost with the latest bits, because some things have changed (for the better!). Seeming that this post is still … Read moreUsing custom fonts on iOS and Android with Xamarin.Forms

Sleeping Beauty – Making your iOS app sleeping beautifully

Sleeping Beauty

Sometimes you will find yourself creating an app which contains sensitive user information. I found myself there. Of course, you want to protect it the best you can. So you encrypt it, double salt it, encrypt it again, put it in a fortified building, set it up with Touch ID. Yet a small forgotten detail could … Read moreSleeping Beauty – Making your iOS app sleeping beautifully

have i been pwned? Xamarin.Forms app

The past few weeks I have been busy creating a new app based on the haveibeenpwned.com API. And it is ready! What? The website haveibeenpwned.com is a website by security MVP Troy Hunt which focuses on data leaks, hacks and website breaches in all forms and shapes. While entering my usernames and passwords in there, I noticed there was … Read morehave i been pwned? Xamarin.Forms app