From C# to Swift: some hints for those considering this path
Aug 21, 2021, 4:00 AM
I’m trying to convince myself that I’ve not really moved to Swift from C#, more that I’ve added Swift and SwiftUI to my repertoire, but I can feel my C# and .NET slipping away.
Moving on from Xamarin for Apple Watch apps
Mar 27, 2021, 8:28 AM
I’ve written several posts about using Xamarin to build Apple Watch apps, but I’m moving to Swift and SwiftUI for my watchOS apps now.
A Xamarin Stripe example
Aug 7, 2020, 2:00 AM
I’ve just put together a Xamarin Forms Stripe example app, based on their standard iOS and Android examples that let you browse products (Emoji), choose a shipping address and method, add and select a payment method, and purchase the...
Ordering a list by frequency in Swift
Jul 23, 2020, 9:00 AM
I have a list of items that I want order by frequency, so that
Sharing tokens between iOS, macOS and watchOS app using the iCloud KeyChain
Jul 23, 2020, 8:00 AM
I wanted to be able to share a token between my macOS, iOS app and watchOS app so that I could login on the phone and be automatically logged in on the watch too. I wanted to save the token to the iCloud KeyChain on the phone or mac and...
Viewing console output in iPad Swift Playgrounds
Jul 1, 2020, 3:41 PM
I’m learning Swift and SwiftUI, and as part of this journey I’m working my way through Donny Wals’ excellent Practical Combine: An introduction to Combine with real examples! The problem I’ve been working on my 11” iPad Pro running iPad OS...
Code snippets for Xamarin Forms XAML Platform-specifics
Jun 19, 2020, 1:10 AM
This post is part of Luis Matos Code Snippets’ Xamarin Month In the early days of Xamarin Forms, if you wanted to use a platform-specific feature of a page or a view, you’d have to write a custom renderer. Later came effects, which were a...
Building and releasing a Xamarin WatchOS app to TestFlight
Jun 6, 2020, 11:36 AM
I’m working on my third Apple Watch app built using Xamarin. In this post I’m going to describe how I develop and what some of the issues were that I encountered when testing and uploading to the App Store for beta testing. The...
Running older versions of Xcode and Xamarin
Apr 27, 2020, 2:28 AM
I’m inherently optimistic. A new version of the app is available? Install it straight away! And this generally works well, I’m aware of the updates and new features and don’t get left behind. Except when it doesn’t. I’d updated to the...
Returning HTML from an Azure Function
Feb 29, 2020, 4:53 AM
After spending a lot of time with AWS Lambdas, I’m exploring Azure functions. The out of the box example just returns a OkObjectResult as a IActionResult.