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

VSTS loves HockeyApp and Android too!

In addition to my previous posts about this subject, I got some reactions that it was iOS only! And I can’t deny that. If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m an iOS guy and I’m proud of it! Nevertheless, one of the main advantages of Xamarin is that you can swing both ways (and even … Read more Continuous integration/continuous delivery for your Xamarin app with VSTS and HockeyApp – Part Android

The road to being a Xamarin Certified Developer

Road to Xamarin Certification

Update: Xamarin University is retired, it is at this time not possible to become certified in any way. For the past time I have been enrolled in Xamarin University with as main goal to verify if the knowledge I had gained by learning myself was the right way. And of course, while I’m at it get … Read more The road to being a Xamarin Certified Developer

Spicing up your Xamarin (Forms/iOS) TabBar

One of the most popular navigation patterns on all platforms is by making use of the TabBar. Xamarin.Forms already acknowledged this by incorporating the TabbedPage in their default control set. While the tabs are platform independent – besides from the look on the specific platform – I want to talk a little bit about the … Read more Spicing up your Xamarin (Forms/iOS) TabBar

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

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

snppts header

Update: Snppts.io is discontinued and apparently someone picked it up and turned it into malware. Do not go to snppts.io anymore. We have reincarnated Snppts, you can read all about it in this post. For the past few weeks, me and my good friend Steven have been busy creating a platform for sharing your beautiful … Read more Snppts.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 more Push 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 more Push notifications with Xamarin – Windows Phone