It’s been a big week in Xamarin world. So many fantastic links flying around the interwebs. Here’s a selection of things I’ve seen this week that took my fancy. Continue reading…
We finished up our first week of “real” coding using Xamarin. By real I mean, actually working on (what we hope will be) production code. So I thought I’d post up some thoughts and experiences from the week. Continue reading…
Alrighty, here’s the situation. You deploy some code to a production or test environment and when you run it up for the first time it crashes. You spin up DebugView and you see this bad boy in the log:
 System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> System.Reflection.ReflectionTypeLoadException: Unable to load one or more of the requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information.
This is one of the most annoying exceptions to see on production box, especially when you don’t have access to a debugger. With a debugger you can inspect the LoaderExceptions collection and see exactly what assembly it is after but without one your options are somewhat limited. Continue reading…
- The first list of Xamarin MVPs were announced.
- Xamarin recieved a bunch of cash in a second round of funding. Looks like the beers are on Xamarin!
- Xamarin releases two new themes that are free (as in beer).
- MA2: The Quick Bar – FastChicken blog discusses the implementation of the Quick Bar in Mobile Agent 2. Also check out the rest of the series, including. MA2: Consistency, Icons and Fonts – Tips and techniques used to bring consistency to icons, colours (and an extension method for converting HEX string colours to UIColor)
- Joe Sauve ported an alert view to Xamarin and wants to share it with you. SIAlertView.Xamarin is a C#/Mono Xamarin.iOS port of Sumi Interactive’s SIAlertView for native iOS.
- Copy File in Bundle to Documents Folder – Wei-Meng Lee provides some useful code on how to copy files from a bundle into the documents folder.
- A common SQLite pitfall – Rolf Bjarne Kvinge provides a post that discusses a common oversight using SQLite.
- MonoTouch Slide-out Navigation – Dillon Buchanan provides source code for a really sweet slide out navigaiton ui library.
- Dismissing Keyboard when user touches an empty space in a view (MonoTouch.Dialog). I found two good resources to solve this issue – here and here
- Getting Started With Xamarin And Windows Azure Mobile Services. Craig Dunn has a video over at Channel 9 showing how to build connected iOS apps in C#
- Mapping and Location with Mono for Android – Wally McClure’s article on the new google location api and how to use it
- Introduction to building Xamarin.iOS applications in Visual Studio (Ryan Paul)
In order to evaluate Xamarin as a potential platform for developing our mobile app, myself and a couple of co-workers downloaded and installed the free trial edition at various points in time. A little while later I got an email from a Xamarin “Customer Success Engineer” who noticed that a few people from the same company had downloaded Xamarin and wanted to know if there was anything they could do to help us get going. Okay so a couple of things here: Continue reading…
I’m working on a fantastic project at work at the moment. It’s 51% awesome and 49% scary as hell.
It’s awesome because it’s an innovative mobile project across all the major platforms and therefore I get to play with loads of toys and devices.
It’s scary as hell because we are attempting to publish 4 apps into 4 different app stores in just a few months, which would be cool if we had a crack team of mobile developers and designers. Unfortunately this is far from the truth. The reality is this – There is me, some very committed totally awesome devs who are putting in hours outside of their normal work, and a crazed bunch of business people who have promised a October 24 big bang release!