4 02, 2014

Amazon Device Messaging (ADM) with Xamarin.Android

By | February 4th, 2014|.Net, Developer, WRITELINE, Xamarin|0 Comments

Amazon Device Messaging (ADM) is the recommended method for sending push notifications to the Kindle. Unfortunately we cannot use Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) as it relies on the Google Services Framework which is not installed on the Kindle. This article will provide some direction on how to utilize ADM in your app using Xamarin. CODE [...]

14 10, 2013

Chicago Startup Weekend and Intro to Mobile Development

By | October 14th, 2013|General, Mobile, WRITELINE, Xamarin|0 Comments

Chicago .NET Developers and Eight-Bot are hosting a Startup Weekend Mobile Bootcamp on Wednesday October 16th. In this talk, Michael Stonis of Eight-Bot will walk through the Xamarin suite and how it can be used to develop cross-platform mobile applications using the .NET framework. Details and RSVP information can be found here. Eight-Bot will also be participating as coaches [...]

30 09, 2013

Coin Drop – iOS 7 Dynamic Animation and Behavior Example Using Xamarin.iOS

By | September 30th, 2013|WRITELINE, Xamarin|0 Comments

iOS 7 adds a plethora of new APIs for deveopers to dig into, but most interesting ones, in my opinion, are UIKit Dynamics. UIKit dynamics adds the ability for developers to leverage a 2d physics engine in just a few lines of code. The following code example shows how easy it is to implement UIKit Dynamics [...]

4 04, 2013

XNode Performance Comparison: ToString() VS XNode.DeepEquals()

By | April 4th, 2013|.Net, Developer|0 Comments

A few weeks back, I developed an XML message parser and cleaner for Healthcare CDA messages. As part of the project, I needed to do a comparison of two nodes to see if they contained the same content. For the first run, I just called XNode.ToString() on the nodes and performed a string comparison. Everything [...]

16 02, 2013

Konami Code Detection With Mono For Android

By | February 16th, 2013|Developer, Xamarin|0 Comments

Unintended Inspiration During a project planning meeting a while back, one of our clients made the comment "Wouldn't it be cool if we had a cheat code in the app?" At the time everyone laughed it off, but I took a note and knew we had one more deliverable for the next release.   It [...]