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 (link). 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 … Read moreLess repetitive code to reach REST APIs for your Xamarin.Forms app with Refit

Working with Effects in Xamarin.Forms

When you have worked with Xamarin.Forms before you’ll know that the translation from the Forms control to a native control is done by renderers. If you, as a developer, would want to change anything about the way Forms renders it for you, you would have to subclass the whole renderer and create your custom logic … Read moreWorking with Effects in Xamarin.Forms

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!

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

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 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

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

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