Join Microsoft Teams at Xamarin Developer Summit

On July 11-12th, the community-run Xamarin Developer Summit is set to launch in Houston, Texas. The two-day conference is packed full of amazing Xamarin content, covering a wide range of mobile development topics by expert speakers from around the world. Microsoft is excited to partner with the Xamarin Developer Summit community and for helping to bring even more Xamarin awesomeness to this conference.

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CheckBox with Xamarin.Forms 4.1.0 Pre-Release

Just a few weeks ago we shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.0, which introduced the new Shell navigation for quickly bootstrapping your applications. As well as image source unification to make it convenient to use the same images everywhere, like the new FontImageSource. Several months ago our very own James Montemagno submitted a pull request introducing a CheckBox control.

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Xamarin and .NET Developer Events in June

Jumpstart your next mobile development projects by networking with your local community and getting the latest updates about Xamarin and .NET related technologies. Discover upcoming developer events happening in June, including conferences around the world all summer long!
A full list of developer engagements can be found through our Community page.

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Customer Showcase: BBVA – Augmented Reality House Hunting

We recently launched a case study series with invited customers to explore their applications using various Microsoft technologies that address business needs. In this post, we look at Valora View, a mobile application created by BBVA. This app helps customers find properties for rent or sale with Augmented Reality,

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Preparing Android Apps for Google Play’s 64-bit Requirements

Starting with Android 5.0 apps built for introduced support for 64-bit CPUs. This is a great advancement in Android as 64-bit CPUs deliver great performance improvements for all users running apps. Earlier this year, Google announced that Android apps which include native code,

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Welcome to the Shell Era: Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Released

For the past year, Xamarin has been on a focused journey to improve your productivity by reducing your complexity when building cross-platform mobile applications. Notice the reference to “your” complexity, and not some abstract notion of complexity. That is because the Xamarin team spends countless hours obsessing over feedback,

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Managing HTTP & Cleartext Traffic on Android with Network Security Configuration

Did you know that starting with Android 9 (API level 28) cleartext(non-HTTPS) support is disabled by default? It is always recommended to make connections over HTTPS to ensure that any web communication is secure. This policy may have an impact on your development cycle if your app needs to download an image or file on a server hasn’t been configured for HTTPS.

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