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What is Xamarin.Forms?

Android, iOS, UWP – let's even throw in Windows Phone 8.1. The big problem with developing applications for all of those different operating systems is that, well…they are different. Other than the obvious fact that the languages used to write the apps are different, maintaining multiple code repositories to do essentially the same thing is […]

In Defense of Large Native Apps

Native mobile apps binaries can be big, and for developers, especially web developers, it’s easy to poke fun at just how large these applications are. And for good reason. Web developers have been trained to watch every byte they put in their applications like a hawk, as numerous studies have shown that slower web apps […]

5 Helpful Xamarin Developer Tips

So you are building your next native cross-platform mobile app using Xamarin.Forms? Good for you! You get the benefits of a single C#/XAML codebase that targets all mobile platforms and customize the user experience on each. The right UI toolset can also help augment your app. When you build your next Xamarin.Forms app, check out […]

Reducing the Cost of Mobile App Development with NativeScript

Building mobile apps can be an expensive endeavor. Тo create software you need 3 types of resources: Developers that have specific domain knowledge Hardware Software tools to speed up the whole process Let’s take a look at specifics of the mobile development and make a rough calculation for how much it would cost you to […]

Going Offline with NativeScript

While access to the internet has never been more widely available, we still live in an occasionally disconnected world. Whether on an airplane, underground, or in a rural area on 2G, we routinely deal with varied speeds and spotty access. Yet we expect our mobile apps to continue to work flawlessly! Approximately 60% of all […]

The Xamarin ListView on Steroids

It's 2017. We have been using smartphones for over 10 years now. And with time, our expectations of sophistication from mobile apps has grown exponentially. As users, we want immediate feedback, support for all gestures and impeccable performance from apps. Keep all this in mind as you build your next cross-platform mobile app with Xamarin. […]

An Introduction to Observables for Angular Developers

When developing mobile apps and web sites, we often use observables to populate the UI of our app with external data, asynchronously. In this article, we’re going to learn about the concept of the Observable: what they are, why we prefer them to other methods of handling data, how RxJS works within this context, and […]

Adding Unit Tests to Your NativeScript App

The bane of many a developer’s existence, writing unit tests is about as popular as seat belts in the 80’s. We know it’s a good idea, but how can you reach your six-pack of PBR with a strap across your shoulder? What if it were actually easy to write and execute unit tests? What if […]

A Guide to App Store Images

You’ve just finished designing, coding, and testing the next killer app. It’s beautiful. It’s engaging. It’s rock solid. The next step is publishing to the app stores. No sweat. This is when you realize there are 60+ different app icon sizes and 40+ splash screen sizes you can provide. Oh, and we haven’t even gotten […]

Willy Wonka Was Actually Talking about NativeScript

One of the most endearing films of all time, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, is that rare flick that has maintained a certain relevance for both children and adults alike. Wonka displayed a relentless, almost manic, pursuit of his vision of what a candy factory should be. Ignoring the fact that his Oompa Loompa […]