Normally I'm developing on a mac with Xamarin Studio. Debugging an Android project on the Android emulator running on your mac is easy, because it just works. But now and the I need to do some work from my windows machine. My windows is running as a VM with Parallels
Xamarin Forms is getting better with each iteration, there's no doubt about that. We have more controls at our disposal than Win32 devs started with. If it doesn't fit our needs you can use effects. Changing a BoxView into a circle seems to be possible, but felt a bit wrong.
When you write enterprise mobile applications you're always confronted with authentication. There are a lot of examples that show you how you can authorize the user with Facebook. I don't know about other countries, but in Belgium enterprise companies don't let you login on their corporate environment with your Facebook
Last week I gave a Xamarin session to students of the PXL in Hasselt (Belgium). You can find a lot of tutorials about Xamarin, but most of the time they only point towards 1 specific topic. When writing a real world app you can't get your boss satisfied with a
When scrolling through all your open apps on your mobile phone, you get a quick look of what the window will look like when you reactivate the app. For some apps (like banking apps) you don't want data leaked via the preview image that was taken when the app was