Category: Development

Microsoft Build 2018: App Innovation Highlights

From Monday to Wednesday, //build 2018 conference took place in Seattle. It’s in the nature of Microsoft’s largest and most important developer conference to announce a bunch of cool stuff and updates to their Cloud, AI, and Frontend developer… Read More

Easy tricks to boost the native Android integration of your cross-platform apps

Most mobile developers write their Mobile Apps on a Mac, which makes it super easy to quickly test them in the iOS Simulator. Naturally, this results in prettier iOS than Android apps, as we see discover flaws on… Read More

FlexButton: A super flexible button control for Xamarin.Forms

Although Xamarin.Forms includes a Button control with quite a few ways to customize its layout, I needed a more flexible button for a side project, that required two things the default implementation could not deliver: A round shape… Read More

Useful Developer Tools #9: Clean and Zip .NET projects from Finder

If you develop .NET projects, particularly in the Xamarin world, you might find yourself cleaning your projects (delete /bin and /obj folders) from time to time by hand. Especially, when you plan to send code to others as… Read More

Enable and control iOS 11 Large Titles in Xamarin.Forms

With iOS 11, Apple introduced a bunch of new design elements to its mobile platform. One of them are larger titles, that sit in the Navigation Bar and can be scrolled away when more space is needed. Large Titles… Read More

Swipecards: A Tinder-like swipe control for Xamarin.Forms

For a side-project of mine, I created a Xamarin.Forms control, that lets the user wipe away cards in different directions, similar to the popular Tinder app. The control is still work in progress and will be extended over… Read More

Replace your old cronjobs with free Azure Functions within 5 minutes

For some of my older projects, I had some repetitive tasks where a simple job triggers a script to run and load some data from the web. For this, I used good old cronjobs like the ones cronjob.de offers…. Read More

Free self-guided Xamarin workshop

Two days ago, I gave a Xamarin workshop at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2016 conference in Darmstadt (Germany). This was a full-day workshop with a Xamarin introduction at the beginning and a guided workshop experience, where the participants… Read More

Move your Xamarin.Forms Toolbar to the bottom on Windows

While iOS and Android typically have their toolbars and menus at the top of the page, on Windows you will find it at the bottom in most cases. Unfortunately, Xamarin.Forms renders all toolbar to the top of the… Read More

Different ways to register devices to the Azure IoT Hub

The Azure IoT Hub is Microsoft’s Internet of Things solution in the cloud. Beside the common event message endpoints, it contains a device management system, which allows to register and manage devices that may send data to the IoT Hub. This… Read More