James Montemagno is a Principal Lead Program Manager for .NET Community at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005, working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop. He co-hosts the weekly development podcast Merge Conflict http://mergeconflict.fm.
There are several exciting new APIs and enhancements in Android 11. One of the more interesting changes for developers is changes to package visibility. In this post we will see what package visibility is and what changes need to be made to apps to query and interact with apps installed on the user's device.
Several great approaches to check if and when your app is launching. For the very first run or for a specific version, all using Xamarin.Essentials! Easily detect the first time your user has run your application or for a specific version to easily integrate prompts.
Today kicks of Microsoft Build 2020, a 48-hour digital experience that is completely free for everyone to attend online! The Xamarin and .NET teams have some very exciting announcements, sessions, and interactive experiences throughout the event - so let's dive in!
Xamarin.Forms Shell offers built in route based navigation enabling easy navigation to and from pages in your application. Continue reading for a full walkthrough of how to pass data from one page to another.
The latest version of Xamarin.Essentials (1.5) is packed full of beautiful native cross-platform APIs including app theme detection, permissions, web authentication, and so much more. Read on for details, samples, and guides to get started today.