Can’t Miss Community Content
Xamarin developers not only build amazing iOS and Android apps in C#, but love contributing to the Xamarin community through blog posts, components, plugins, and podcasts. The links below will take you to some of favorites over the past few weeks:
- Xamarin Podcast — Exploring Backend Options: Mike James and Pierce Boggan discuss mobile backend options for Xamarin developers, including Oracle MCS, Microsoft Azure, and Facebook’s Parse.
- Gone Mobile — Automated App Testing with eBay’s Niels Frydenholm: eBay’s Niels Frydenholm joins Greg Shackles and Jon Dick to discuss automatic app testing.
Great Blog Posts
- Conflict Resolution in Azure Mobile Services: Matthew Soucoup walks you through the process of conflict resolution in Azure Mobile Services
- Custom Interactions with the Android Design Support Library: Jérémie Laval explores how to create custom interactions with the new Android Design Support Library.
- New and Improved Xamarin.Android Templates for Visual Studio: James Montemagno shares how to access his new Xamarin.Android templates, which have been updated to support the new Android Design Support Library.
- Adding a Bindable Map with the Map Behavior: Jonathan Yates shows just how easy it is to create a bindable map with Xamarin.Forms.Maps.
- Building an iOS Range Slider for Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms: Daniel Hindrikes uses custom renderers to create a range slider for iOS and Xamarin.Forms.
- Navigation with Xamarin.Forms: Wallace McClure explains how mobile app navigation is easier than ever with Xamarin.Forms.
- Using Custom Renderers to Enchant Your UI: Gerald Versluis illustrates how to spice up the UI for your Xamarin.Forms apps with custom renderers.
- Xamarin.Forms in Anger — Cards: Adam Wolf demonstrates how to create the popular card cells using Xamarin.Forms.
- Xamarin.Forms Carousel View Recipe: Chris Riesgo shows off his new carousel view recipe for Xamarin.Forms.
Thanks to these developers for sharing their Xamarin knowledge with the rest of the developer community. If you have an article or blog post related to Xamarin development that you would like to share, please let us know by tweeting @XamarinHQ and it may be featured in an upcoming community content roundup.