Circular launcher icons have become standard since the introduction of Android Nougat 7.1 and the new Pixel Launcher. Google has even introduced a new API enabling developers to specify a round launcher icon for launchers that support it, which is great if you have strong branding and only want a round icon to show up to match the launcher.
During development we often print out logs, warnings, and errors to the console to help with the debugging process. However, with the complexity of mobile operating systems and applications, we often need to see what's happening on the device or being logged by other parts of the operating system. This is where the iOS and Android device logs come in to help; they've been completely redesigned in the latest version of Xamarin for Visual Studio.
The easiest way to start monetizing your mobile apps is to connect with advertisers and show relevant ads within them. It's as simple as displaying an ad, your users click on it, and you make money. Today we're going to look at a new SDK for Android, Ads Lite, that gives us a lightweight new version to help reduce app size and decrease the number of dependencies required. This can be extremely useful if you're running into the 64K reference limit and have to multidex your application.
One of the most time-consuming parts of development is the the build and run cycle, or the time between writing a line of code and seeing it execute. Real-time feedback makes development faster, easier, and more fun for developers. The Xamarin.Forms Previewer renders a live preview of a page side-by-side with the XAML markup, allowing you to see your user interface come to life as you type.