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First Look: Xamarin Android Device Manager Preview

With the release of SDK Tools 26, Google replaced the standalone UI for the SDK and Device Manager with a command line interface. In an effort to make Android component management accessible and easy to use, we have built our own versions of these important tools for Xamarin developers, starting with the SDK Manager last fall. Today, we’re excited to introduce a preview of Xamarin’s Android Device Manager, a new tool for creating, editing, and controlling Android virtual devices.

The Xamarin Show: Getting Started with iOS Development in C#

If you're looking to get started with iOS development, there's no better place to look than our amazing Xamarin.iOS documentation guides. They cover each and every topic that you can imagine when it comes to iOS development in C# with Xamarin. If you enjoy watching development videos on your favorite development topics, then look no further than The Xamarin Show, my weekly Xamarin developer video series on Channel 9. Each week I team up with other amazing guests to cover a topic in the world of Xamarin development. Since the launch of The Xamarin Show, we've covered a lot of great topics, from how to get started with iOS development to advanced topics such as publishing the app to the app store.

The C# Developer’s Guide to Shipping Better Apps with Visual Studio App Center

At our annual Microsoft Connect event in November, we announced the General Availability of Visual Studio App Center, combining our best developer services, incuding Xamarin Test Cloud and HockeyApp, into one free, easy-to-use cloud service to help you ship better apps, faster. From building in the cloud to automatically testing on thousands of real devices, distributing to testers and app stores, and monitoring real-time crash and analytics data, Visual Studio App Center fully supports Xamarin apps.