Android

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 […]

Development

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 […]

AppCenter

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 […]

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 […]