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#Xamarin – Live preview of #Xaml in #XamarinForms using #GorillaPlayer in #VisualStudio

#Xamarin – Live preview of #Xaml in #XamarinForms using #GorillaPlayer in #VisualStudio

Hello! Today I’ll write a quick review to another cool tool which allows us to have a real time preview of XAMLs views when we works with Xamarin Forms. Let me introduce to you to  Gorilla Player, is a nice tool to have real-time XAMLs preview, however I also like the logo, is one of the best I’ve seen since the Octocat. […]

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#Event – #DotNetSpain2016 everyone should be there !!! but not me :(

#Event – #DotNetSpain2016 everyone should be there !!! but not me :(

Hello! Last year I had the good fortune to participate as assistant and presenter to the DotNet Spain Conference 2015. The truth is that I have a great memory of this event. On the one hand, I went to a couple of sessions and they opened my mind to try some new things. I also had the luck of being […]

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#UWP – Single source code line to find if our app is on Desktop, #IoT, Mobile, or #XBox

#UWP – Single source code line to find if our app is on Desktop, #IoT, Mobile, or #XBox

Hello! Working with Universal Apps is quite grateful. However, before the build 10.0.10240.0, trying to find out the kind of platform that our app was running was a bit complicated. Today we can solve it with a single line of code, using AnalyticsVersionInfo. In example: return Windows.System.Profile.AnalyticsInfo.VersionInfo.DeviceFamily; It returns us a value of the type: […]

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#Xamarin – Resource list to create “nice apps” with #XamarinForms

#Xamarin – Resource list to create “nice apps” with #XamarinForms

Hello! After investing some time on learning how to work with Bluetooth, beacons, and other technologies with Xamarin Forms, now is the time to create Apps. Someone (like me) could feel some disappointment, because the default controls supported by Xamarin Forms are “kind of poor”. So I pack a couple of resources which I found on samples on how to improve the […]

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#Xamarin – Let’s build an #Estimote #eBeacon Explorer in ListView mode

#Xamarin – Let’s build an #Estimote #eBeacon Explorer in ListView mode

Hi! I’ve already wrote some posts on how to work with Xamarin and Estimote beacons. SO today I’ll share a small Xamarin Forms app which displays all the near Estimote Beacons. In the video above, we can see how in the iPhone (left) the app detects beacons and at the same time the app created […]

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[#XAMARIN] Using and detecting #Estimote Virtual #eBeacons

[#XAMARIN] Using and detecting #Estimote Virtual #eBeacons

Hello! In my previous post I wrote on how to add some code into a Xamarin Forms Solution so that it detects an Estimote beacon. In the below animation, I use the Estimote app in iOS to emulate a virtual beacon (left), and the Xamarin Android app show information of the detected beacon (right) However, to understand how […]

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[#DEV] Amazing collection of free #development #ebooks on #GitHub

[#DEV] Amazing collection of free #development #ebooks on #GitHub

Hello! Today I read on Gisela’s feed (@0gis0) about an impressive collection of free ebooks for developers on GitHub. The general index with links is on GitHub, and the idea is that the community is responsible for collaborating with the same. Another interesting fact is that, not only are the books in English, but there are also […]

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[#XAMARIN] First steps with #Estimote Beacons and #VS2015

[#XAMARIN] First steps with #Estimote Beacons and #VS2015

Hello! Now that I have a pair of beacons up and running, next step is to create an app to see how you can interact with them. For this sample, I will create an app using Xamarin Forms and I will test the app with Android as target (my iOS build and deploy environment is on Luis […]

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[#Tools] #JetBrainsRider, C# IDE from #ReSharper creators

[#Tools] #JetBrainsRider, C# IDE from #ReSharper creators

Hello! Today’s plan was to post something related to Xamarin code and Beacons, however the following news deserves a full post. So here it is: The people of JetBrains has just confirmed that they are going to release an C# development IDE. It’s simple. According to the original story, the IDE will be based on the JVM so […]

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[#XAMARIN] Estimote beacons + #StarWars = true

[#XAMARIN] Estimote beacons + #StarWars = true

Hi! I’m going to share a couple of posts on Xamarin and Beacons in the next few days. I’m going to use Estimote for the first posts. So, today I realize that some beacons run out of battery. So, a normal tech dude will throw them out. Me, on the other side, think to open them […]

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