Build Once Release Everywhere – APK

Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration is key to any successful software, automating our build and release pipelines is a strategic matter. However, mobile apps are a special case, they are compiled applications, and there is no "Configuration" support out of the box like we have in web products web.config and appsettings.json. The lack of configuration support on mobile … Continue reading Build Once Release Everywhere – APK


SQLite Tips and Tricks for Mobile Developers

Recently I have caught myself dealing a LOT with the low-level SQLite engine, trying to squeeze the most out of this amazing and flexible database provider. I have learnt a couple of things that I did not know, and I would love to share some of it with the mobile developer community! First of all, … Continue reading SQLite Tips and Tricks for Mobile Developers

Xamarin Developers Summit 2019 – 5 reasons why you have to be there!

Hey Xamarin Developers! In case you did not know, next month from July 11 to July 12 it will be held in Houston - TX, the biggest 100% focused on Xamarin conference that we have seen since the good old Evolve. Community Driven This conference is 100% community organized and driven, Dan Siegel decided to put his … Continue reading Xamarin Developers Summit 2019 – 5 reasons why you have to be there!

Data Startup in Mobile Applications – part I

In mobile applications, data is a critical matter: It always has to be available and ready to your users. This is even more true for enterprise applications, if data takes a long time to load, sync or is only partially downloaded from the server, it will reflect very poorly on your product quality. Internet instability … Continue reading Data Startup in Mobile Applications – part I

Architecting your app http service – Consuming rest APIs

Do you ever wonder if the code you are writing is good? If it is the best you can do? How do you know if the classes you are building are extensible? If the architecture you created for your app will actually make it's maintenance less scary? Well, I believe that these thoughts never go … Continue reading Architecting your app http service – Consuming rest APIs

Xamarin.Forms ultimate horizontal list guide

Hey Developers, happy new year! Let's talk about UI components today! I have been playing around with custom controls, custom renders and other tools to try to get to the best solution for Cross Platform Horizontal Lists with Xamarin Forms! I reached a few solutions and Would like to share them with you! If you … Continue reading Xamarin.Forms ultimate horizontal list guide

Road to Xamarin Certification 2

Continuing with my experience getting certified with Xamarin University, now it is time to talk about the next step after the Professional Certification, the Certified Developer's badge. If you wish to know about the first and pre-requisite certification, you can read about it in my previous post here. Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer This is the real … Continue reading Road to Xamarin Certification 2

Road to Xamarin Certification 1

Since I posted my certificate on Xamarin Developers Facebook group, to share the accomplishment with the community, I've been asked a lot: “How did you get certified?”. This post is meant to help those developers wishing to achieve certified status on Xamarin technology. Xamarin University They are the responsible for issuing certifications. Xamarin University has … Continue reading Road to Xamarin Certification 1