Xamarin Forms has quite a rich set of controls which work natively across platforms however a big gap in the functionality is the ability to play audio or video content. You can create custom controls for Xamarin and from the platform-specific renderers you have full access to the APIs provided by that platform to create… Continue reading Playing Media with Xamarin Forms
I’ve just updated the NuGet package for InTheHand.Core. This adds a VibrationDevice which works across all Xamarin Platforms (hardware permitting) and fixes a bug with PowerManager.RemainingChargePercent on iOS. The library now has 18 namespaces full of UWP APIs for all Xamarin platforms (and this doesn’t count the sister library InTheHand.UI). Check it out here:- https://www.nuget.org/packages/InTheHand.Core/
Windows 10 brings a whole range of new APIs and functionality for building apps. However in the phone space it’s important to be mindful that there are a lot more Windows Phone 8.1 devices in use than Windows 10. Many (but not all) will get an update to Windows 10. A lot of clients are… Continue reading Interactive Toasts and Windows Phone 8.1
It’s been a few months since I did a NuGet release but lots has been going on in the code in the mean time. The focus this year has been less about harmonising Windows APIs across versions (although that’s still there of course), but widening the functionality to the Xamarin platforms. The result is that… Continue reading Charming Apps – Latest Version
There are limitations to the write-once run everywhere approach of Xamarin Forms. One of these is the subtle difference in Button behaviour across platforms. One of our testers pointed out that you could rapidly tap a Button on Android and the handler would be called multiple times. Since the Tap was initiating a page navigation… Continue reading Tap, Tap, Tap, Tap, Bang!
It’s possible that with last week’s announcement Windows may no longer be the Cinderella alongside iOS and Android in the Xamarin Forms world. For the moment there are gaps to be filled and one of these is in Maps support. Xamarin Forms Maps has only (so far) shipped with a renderer for Windows Phone Silverlight… Continue reading Xamarin Forms Maps Windows Renderers