Xamarin Forms: Open external application

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In this blog post, I will show you how to open external application from Xamarin.Forms application. My demo application will try to open locally installed application, otherwise it will open app store web page where app can be downloaded and installed. So, let’s start. First, I create Xamarin Forms application targeting Android and iOS. In […]


Bluetooth Low Energy UART Service with Xamarin Forms

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A little bit of background. Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the industrial, scientific and medical radio bands, from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz, and building personal area networks. It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to […]


Using NLog in Xamarin Forms applications

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Every application need some kind of logging or monitoring system. Monitoring can be used for tracing errors and exceptions, for analyzing of app usage, for finding hard-to-trace bugs in “production environment”, for storing some other runtime data interested for later analysis, and similar. In general and very commonly, .NET desktop apps use some kind of […]