Xamarin: Fall into New Xamarin Events in October!

Dive into Xamarin this month with new events, seminars, Dev Days, user groups, and conferences happening in all corners of the globe! Find out what’s new with Xamarin in like-minded communities near you: XLSOFT Japan Tokyo, Japan: October 3rd 6th Japan Xamarin User Group Conference Xamarin Dev Days – Portland Portland, OR: October 3rd Come […]

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Craig Dunn: iOS 9-ify your Xamarin.Forms App

It’s not just regular Xamarin.iOS apps that can implement fancy iOS 9 features 🙂 Check out the quick hacks I did to this Restaurant Guide Xamarin.Forms sample to add iOS 9 features:

Mostly using the magic of Dependency Service I added:

No special work was required to get the app running with iPad Multitasking, other than to ensure there was a Storyboard (or XIB) Launchscreen.
Finally, I added the Application Transport Security “opt-out” tags to the Info.plist file, so that the links to all the different restaurants would work in the WebView control.
Download the code from github to try for yourself!
p.s. Ignore the fact that this sample uses Razor templates to generate the restaurant detail view. That is merely a coincidence – this existing Xamarin.Forms sample was the most appropriate to add iOS 9 features to. iOS 9 features can be added to any Xamarin.Forms app, whether it displays data with XAML, C#, or in a Razor HTML template 😉