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

Beauty and the beast – Use MVVM to unleash inner beauty

Beauty and the Beast - MVVM explained

While your UI is very important (very, very important on mobile!) to your end-user, we must not forget that our project has to be maintainable and thus also has to be beautiful on the inside. This is something the MVVM pattern can help us with. There are numerous techniques and design-patterns to help us with that. … Read moreBeauty and the beast – Use MVVM to unleash inner beauty

Localization of the default iOS controls

When you are not from a English speaking country like myself, you will probably find yourself creating apps in your native language from time to time. Localization is something that you probably want to look into. While doing just that in Xamarin.Forms I noticed that, when using controls like the SearchBar (which is further explained in … Read moreLocalization of the default iOS controls