Xamarin: Adding Suggestions to Mobile Search with Azure Search

I’ve recently been developing an iOS app that leverages Microsoft’s Azure Search to provide search query suggestions to the user as they type. Implementing this feature will reduce the number of search queries that return zero results and help keep users engaged since users often misspell search terms (and thus a search returns no results) […]

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Xamarin: easyJet Takes Off with Xamarin

easyJet is one of Europe’s leading airlines, operating on over 600 routes across more than 30 countries with a fleet of over 200 Airbus aircraft. In the competitive world of air travel, the customer experience is key, and easyJet prides itself on providing a simple, streamlined end-to-end process. This is especially important at the baggage […]

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Xamarin: Creating a UI Test Suite with the Xamarin Test Recorder

If you have ever taken a look at reviews for mobile apps, you know that users have extremely high expectations. It’s never been more important to create high quality, performant, bug-free apps. When I’m writing mobile apps, I always ensure that I have unit tests to protect myself against regressions and validate that my code works […]

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Pavel Sich: Cannot run Android SDK Manager

After the Android SDK or Xamarin updates, should you ever have trouble to run Android SDK Manager and see the exception: java.lang.NullPointerException at java.io.File.(File.java:277) at com.android.sdklib.internal.avd.AvdManager.parseAvdInfo(AvdManager.java:1623) at com.android.sdklib.internal.avd.AvdManager.buildAvdList(AvdManager.java:1584) at com.android.sdklib.internal.avd.AvdManager.(AvdManager.java:357)…

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Xamarin: Xamarin 4 Parties in January!

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution to learn mobile app development for iOS, Android, and Windows with a Xamarin 4 party this month! This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest in C# mobile development, including how to build, test, monitor, and accelerate amazing apps. Start the new […]

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Greg Shackles: Developer On Fire

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Developer On Fire podcast, which I highly recommend checking out if you haven’t already. It’s a really interesting show where Dave Rael asks all sorts of interesting guests a similar line of questions that get a bit more personal than most technical podcasts, allowing you to see what really makes them tick.

Check out my episode here: Episode 079 – Greg Shackles – Not Just Mobile

Kerry W. Lothrop: iOS User Interfaces with MvvmCross

When using MvvmCross in a cross-platform mobile project you have the choice of four different approaches for creating the iOS user interface. Xamarin.Forms is one of those approaches that can be a good choice for many use cases (even if there is not graphical designer at this point). However, if your view has very specific … Continue reading iOS User Interfaces with MvvmCross