Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 2

VSTS loves HockeyApp

In my previous post I have talked about how to create a build definition with VSTS and setup your Mac build agent yourself. In this post I will extend that build definition so we can publish our app automatically to HockeyApp. Also I will explain how you can do the same for your Android app, a bit about … Read moreContinuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 2

Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 1

VSTS loves HockeyApp

Continuous delivery is the new agile This is a quote a saw on Twitter by Sander Hoogendoorn and it seems that he is kind of right. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (DI) are rapidly becoming more and more popular and together with that there are a lot of tools to support you with that, including … Read moreContinuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part 1

Xamarin and everything on Evolve 2016

Evolve 2016 keynote

My conversation with my good friend Fanie Reynders for a GeekFest episode about the past Evolve 2016 and everything that is announced there!

We cover iOS simulator remoting within Visual Studio 6:49, the all new XAML Previewer 10:41, themes, a quick look at Snppts 25:51 (my pet project, see my previous post here) and Xamarin Workbooks 34:20. Let’s spread some Xamarin love!

YouTube channel

Also make sure you check out my YouTube channel. This channel, called Gur.Codes();, handles all elemental features of Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms. Enjoy all the videos on there and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel!

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