Starting on August 1st, 2019 all Android apps that ship native libraries will need to provide a 64-bit version of their app. Xamarin.Android already includes support for 64-bit CPUs and can be enabled with a simple check of a checkbox! See how easy it is to optimize your apps for multiple CPU architectures.
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Enhance security by enforcing HTTPS on all of your Android applications web request and easily adjust them for development purposes with Network Security Configuration.
Microsoft Build 2019 kicks off next week in beautiful downtown Seattle Washington and we have a packed schedule for Xamarin developers to look forward to. In addition to sessions, you can find all of your favorite Xamarins hanging out at the Xamarin booth in the main hub with lots of Xamarin goodies!
We are excited to re-launch our Xamarin Developers YouTube channel where you will find fresh content on building amazing mobile apps directly from the Xamarin team at Microsoft. We have teamed up with our community and built a video to show off this channel.
In the recent release of Xamarin.Essentials (1.1.0) we introduced several new stable features including detect shake, browser customization, and a plethora of platform helpers. The team also added the top requested features: file sharing! It is extremely easy to get started using these new preview features with just a few lines of code.
Introducing Xamarin.Essentials 1.1.0! Xamarin.Essentials’ built-in Accelerometer API now gives you ability to detect shake movement, Geolocation API detects mock locations, and the Browser API now supports more customization.
Introducing the Xamarin Customer Showcase highlighting the amazing work that developers around the world use Xamarin to build beautiful native mobile apps with .NET.
Debugging your ASP.NET Core Web API backend against you Android emulator should be simple, and with this quick tip you can use Xamarin.Essentials and Kestral to enable local debugging.
An essential part of any mobile application is the ability to persist data. Sometimes that is a large amount of data that requires a database, but often it is smaller pieces of data such as settings and preferences that need to be persisted between application launches. This is where Xamarin.Essentials can help out with its wide range of cross-platform APIs for mobile apps.
As a mobile app developer, it's great to be able to pull data from the server to our apps to provide users with a delightful experience. Of course, until your user puts their device on airplane mode or hits a rough patch with no cell reception. To provide the best user experience we need access to the current network state of our users' device. Better yet, be able to register for changes to that network state. Doing this will allow our mobile apps to react to different network conditions to provide users with instant feedback. With the connectivity API in Xamarin.Essentials, we can do just that with a few lines of code.