Less repetitive code to reach REST APIs for your Xamarin.Forms app with Refit

In follow-up of my previous post about PropertyChanged.Fody, this time we will look at Refit. Just like implementing the INotifyPropertyChanged interface, writing code to communicate with your REST backend can produce a lot of duplicated code. Each request looks very similar and follows the same pattern; do a request to endpoint X and retrieve a string, … Read more

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. 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 use in almost everyone of my projects … Read more

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