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.
Enhance security by enforcing HTTPS on all of your Android applications web request and easily adjust them for development purposes with Network Security Configuration.
When it comes to application size, bigger is not better. In fact, it’s one of the key factors a user takes into mind when considering installing or uninstalling your application. Imagine if a user ran out of space on their device and your app was one of the biggest offenders for used space. It would be quite a shame for your application to be one of the first to be uninstalled, purely for how large it is...
Give a warm welcome to WorkManager. WorkManager is a library that makes it easy to schedule deferrable, asynchronous tasks even if the app exits or the device restarts. It was designed to be backwards compatible to API 14 and does so by wrapping JobScheduler, AlarmManager, and BroadcastReceivers all in one.
Unlock the power of Glide with “GlideX”: a simple library to swap-in Glide’s image loading implementation in-place of what Xamarin.Forms ships in the box.
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.
Have you ever needed to integrate a C/C++ library in your Xamarin apps? Checkout this full Walkthrough pf an approach to wrapping a C/C++ library so it can be incorporated into Xamarin-based solutions via NuGet in a cross-platform manner.
Learn more about Xamarin.Android’s D8 and R8 integration and deep dive on how R8 is being developed for Xamarin.Android and D8 as the next-generation DEX compiler to speed up and shrink Android apps.
Starting with Xamarin’s Android Support Library version 28, we are introducing multi-targeting. This includes assemblies for older support library versions when your application's TargetFrameworkVersion is lower than the expected version.
As a Xamarin developer working on Android apps, you may be well-aware of two issues that slow down your everyday development build times and the correctness of the build. If you aren't sure what the latter is, think back to the last time you had to manually remove your bin/obj folders within your project in order to fix a failure.