David Ortinau

Principal Product Manager, .NET Multi-platform App UI

David is a Principal Product Manager for .NET at Microsoft, focused on .NET MAUI. A .NET developer since 2002, and versed in a range of programming languages, David has developed web, environmental, and mobile experiences for a wide variety of industries. After several successes with tech startups and running his own software company, David joined Microsoft to follow his passion: crafting tools that help developers create better app experiences. When not at a computer or with his family, David is running through the woods.

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Xamarin Goes Dual Screen

Surface Duo introduces a whole new class of ultra-portable experiences running on dual screens. Today we are excited to announce our public preview of the SDK for Surface Duo. Xamarin developers can take advantage of the new SDK to enlighten existing apps and create innovative experiences for this new device that inspires creativity.

Get Moving with Xamarin.Forms 4.4

Introducing a new CarouselView control in Xamarin.Forms 4.4. Along with IndicatorView for displaying the pages or items in the carousel. As well as SwipeView for providing contextual actions to any element in a CollectionView.

5 Quick Tips For CollectionView

Get started with these quick tips on CollectionView to show off some useful new features and best practices for creating powerful native mobile experiences.

Hacktoberfest 2019 – Xamarin Edition

Code for cotton or from your love for Xamarin in this year's Hacktoberfest! Here are the guidelines to get you started. Be sure to tag your pull requests with the "Hacktoberfest" label to be considered for a reward.

Get Ready for iOS 13 and Xcode 11

Support for iOS 13 and Xcode 11 to accompany Apple’s Xcode Gold Master (GM) release has just been announced! Now, build your Xamarin.iOS (and Xamarin.Forms for iOS) apps with Xcode 11 GM and submit your iOS 13, tvOS 13 and watchOS 6 apps to the Apple App Store.

Modernizing iOS Apps for Dark Mode with Xamarin

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Forms deliver native iOS experiences for iOS 13 Apple which introduces dark mode: A system-wide option for light and dark themes to choose themes or allow iOS to dynamically change appearance based on the environment and time of day.

Xamarin.Forms 4.1.0 Stable Now Available

Today we are happy to announce Xamarin.Forms 4.1 availability on NuGet. Our 3.0.0 series of releases focused heavily on growing Xamarin.Forms by filling in the “little things” we learned from you that should be available by default.

Migrating MacOS Apps to 64-bit Before the Apple Transition

Apple has been moving towards 64-bit only applications on macOS for a number of releases. Though new Xamarin.Mac applications target 64-bit by default, any existing Xamarin.Mac applications that target 32-bit must be migrated to 64-bit to continue working in the future. Learn more.

CheckBox with Xamarin.Forms 4.1.0 Pre-Release

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 introduced the new Shell navigation and image source unification. Today, we are shipping a pre-release of our next version, Xamarin.Forms 4.1 which introduces a CheckBox control.

Xamarin.Forms 4.0: Getting Started with Shell

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 introduced amazing new features to help streamline development when building beautiful mobile apps with C#. In this blog we will walk through the brand new Xamarin.Forms Shell that helps simplify application structure when working with tabs, search, flyout layouts, and the new URI-routing navigation.