Mobile Development

Push Notifications in Xamarin.Android

Overview In this article you will see the way you can create a basic Android app (in Xamarin.Android) that uses Push Notifications. As a general idea, a notification is a message delivered by a backend to your device in (almost) real - time. This is one of the most effective ways of improving the interactivity of your mobile app, because the user knows in a very short amount of time that a specific event has occurred. Every mobile OS has an associated Notification Server, which is a system that mediates the communication between your backend (or app server) and the client app (device). ...

Xamarin Cross Platform Mobile Development – Overview

Motivation During my first days of being a student at a Computer Science Faculty, I started to think of a lot of new ideas regarding Phone Development, being influenced by the simplicity of the development tools that I was exploring during my highschool years. I've started with Windows Forms, and then I've found out that Visual Studio can be used to develop mobile applications. So I bought a brand new Nokia Lumia 520 running Windows Phone 8.1 and I started to develop small (and some of them useless) mobile applications. The most complex one that I've managed to develop, was a simple accelerom...