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Xamarin Forms developers: How to sign Android APK

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Xamarin Forms development stack is awesome framework for developing cross-platform mobile applications. On one hand, being Xamarin developer has many benefits over other mobile development stacks. But, on the other hand, developing cross-platform application can be frustrating, because I need to know internals and tricks for all targeting platforms. One of the tasks every developer […]

Android

Android App Bundle

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The Android App Bundle (AAB) is Android’s new, official publishing format. It offers a more efficient way to build and release your apps. AAB enables easier deliver of a great experience in a smaller app size, which can improve installation process.
In this blog post I will show how to install AAB-based Android application onto locally connected device.

C#

Using Android Java libraries in Xamarin Forms – a practical example.

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Android ecosystem has huge numbers of libraries which can be used in Android-based applications. Technically, these libraries are files with .jar or .aar extensions. When developing Android application with Java these libraries can be directly included/linked in the application and used. Of course, re-usage of these java-based libraries in Xamarin Forms is possible, but the […]

Bluetooth

Bluetooth GATT Xamarin.Forms client.

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If you read my previous blog post how to create Bluetooth GATT server on top of UWP, then you should be familiar with basics of Bluetooth. In this post I will extend on other side of the “wire” of the Bluetooth communication. I will do this with Xamarin.Forms. In this post I will create simple […]