Issue 6

This week's article has a great video webinar to help solve the problem of capturing your customer audience through your applications. Check out the first section on, Why you need Mobile DevOps.


Why You Need Mobile DevOps

Here's something differet and needed, why you need Mobile DevOps. Coming from an agile background this video presentation gives a new prospective on why agile isn't enough. Keith Ballinger gives a great presentation. If don't like listening for a whole 20 minutes, set the speed to x1.5 in YouTube (I do it all the time).

This webinar, Keith (principal group program manager at Xamarin) discusses the following topics:

  • What he learned from his failed startup experience and how you can sidestep common pitfalls to beat your competition
  • How to balance shipping high quality software with speed to market
  • Why agile isn’t enough and how mobile DevOps allows you to release faster
  • How to listen to your users, collect feedback, and prioritize new features to ship better apps
  • How Xamarin Test Cloud and HockeyApp can help any organization get started with mobile DevOps and continuous everything

Customizing ListView Cells with Xamarin.Forms’ DataTemplateSelector

Posted: 2016-03-02
Category: Xamarin.Forms
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Many mobile apps have to display a list of data to users, so it’s no surprise that the list view is a fundamental control seen in almost every app. Xamarin.Forms’ ListView allows you to display a list of data using cells and a DataTemplate to bind between a data source and the cell. Using this approach, you could easily customize an existing cell or create a completely new look and feel by extending the ViewCell. However, this type of customization has one key limitation: the inability to render different types of cells in the same ListView at runtime.


Podcast: Identity Management in Mobile Apps

Posted: 2016-08-22
Category: Education
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Yet another great Xamarin Podcast presented by Mike James and Pierce Boggan. Whether you’re building an app that has user-specific data such as notes, or need to ensure access to internal data is restricted, it’s likely your mobile app needs identity management. In this edition of the Xamarin Podcast, Mike James and I discuss identity management in mobile apps. We start by exploring the question, “does my app even need identity?” If it does, we break down the various options available to mobile developers, from local to social to enterprise authentication.


Xamarin Developer Certification is Getting Better

Posted: 2016-08-17
Category: Education, Xamarin Platform
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Xamarin University has constantly improved and progressed since we launched almost three years ago. Today, Bryan Costanich announces some great changes to the Xamarin Certified Developer Program. These changes not only help to keep certification high value and trusted, but also make it easier to stay certified once you’ve attained it.

Click the link above for full details on First Time certifications and Renewing your certification.