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How to Launch Android Emulators and iOS Simulators From the Command Line

I use the iOS Simulator and AVDs (Android Virtual Devices) heavily, and was getting frustrated with the need to manually launch the two from Xcode and Android Studio, respectively. So I spent a little time setting up commands that let me launch these tools from my terminal. I named them ios-simulator and android-emulator, and here’s […]

XAML Standard Demystified

Most spoken languages in the world have various dialects. And this isn't a bad thing since it adds to the diversity and richness of the given language. Trouble crops up when language dialects become combative – refusing to co-exist and forcing one's wishes onto another. Poor humans now have to understand multiple dialects to make […]

Using XAML in Xamarin.Forms – Part 3: Accessing Dynamic Data

The first article in this series on using XAML in Xamarin.Forms looked at what XAML is, its benefits, and some of the basics of using it. The second article dove a little deeper, looking at how to access static data – or data that doesn't change – from XAML. I could stop right there if […]

Building Native iOS and Android Apps With Vue and NativeScript

Vue is a popular JavaScript framework for handling the view layer of your application. NativeScript is technology that lets developers use JavaScript to drive completely native iOS and Android applications. Together the two technologies let you build mobile apps with the simplicity you expect from Vue, and the power you expect from NativeScript. The NativeScript […]

The Xamarin Live Player Unpacked

It is 2017, and it is almost criminal to say that your app doesn't work on a given mobile platform. This means, most mobile developers are building cross-platform apps. Xamarin has helped democratize cross-platform mobile development for .NET developers. You get world-class IDEs and tooling to build your Xamarin apps on any platform. But deploying […]

Code PaLOUsa Mobile Panel

On this episode of Eat Sleep Code, we’re in front of a live audience at Code PaLOUsa talking about all things mobile. For this episode we’ve assembled a panel of mobile experts featuring Sam Basu, Mike Branstein, and Nick Landry to share their advice on tackling modern mobile development. Samidip Basu Samidip Basu (@samidip) is […]

Accept Signatures in Your NativeScript Angular Mobile Application

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I run into startup businesses using payment processing applications like Square all the time. If you're unfamiliar with these applications, they are credit card processors, whereby the customer signs their name to validate the transaction. This signature ends up in your email receipt and is also likely to […]

Test Password Strength Using Regular Expressions in a NativeScript Mobile Application

Recently I released some content around form validation within a NativeScript application that uses Angular. This is great as you can use it to check your form for errors based on any number of criteria. However, what if you wanted to guide your users through a form process rather than validating the data? An example […]

Have Web Standards on Mobile Caught Up to Phonegap in 2017? Pt. 2

In my previous article, I took a look at the "core" set of PhoneGap/Cordova plugins and how well (or how poorly) they are supported now via web standards. The idea wasn't to say you never need go hybrid, but that you may not necessarily have to go hybrid, which was one of the core principles […]

Generating Splash Screens and Application Icons for NativeScript Mobile Apps

So you've created a fantastic mobile application for Android and iOS using NativeScript and you're getting ready to publish it to Google Play and iTunes. This is great, but more work probably needs to be done. For example, you probably don't want to use the stock NativeScript application icons – also called launcher icons – […]