.NET MAUI/Xamarin + Azure DevOps + App Center

To create a rapidly scaling mobile solution you will need to enable continuous delivery & continuous integration. The goal is to fully automate a build that kicks off every time a change is merged in, then ship the build to testers. Azure DevOps will trigger builds that initiate when changes a checked into a targeted …

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Mechanics of Mobile Operating Systems

There are now two main operating systems that have dominated the mobile space, Android & iOS. There used to be a third, Windows but Microsoft announced it would no longer be manufacturing mobile devices in 2019. You of course know how to use your mobile device or maybe even develop applications for it, but do …

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Fundamental Changes from Xamarin.Forms to .NET MAUI

In this article, you will learn about a few of the core changes from Xamarin.Forms to .NET MAUI. MAUI is the evolution of the Xamarin.Forms framework and its transformation has been nothing short of astonishing. I have noticed improved app performance, a better development experience programmatically and with the IDE, and the accessibility enhancements for …

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Face detecion and manipulation in Xamarin using Azure Face service & SkiaSharp

Have you ever wondered how apps like Snapchat work? In this article you will learn how to create a Xamarin app that can detect faces and manipulate them using Azure Faces API. First thing you will need is an Azure subscription, so you can create a Face resource. The pricing for a Face resource is …

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Bitwise operators in .NET

Everything your computer does can be translated into bits. Bitwise operators perform operations on binary numerals to manipulate individual bits. This can be quite useful for programmatic functions such as Bluetooth where the individual bits in a package’s header are important or controlling different functions on a chip is a requirement. These operations can also …

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Connect a .NET Maui app to Arduino Bluetooth

Arduino Xamarin Bluetooth

In this exercise, you will learn how to create a .NET Maui app and connect it to an Arduino Bluetooth device. The smart home technology industry is booming and there is an increasing demand for innovative products. Many of these products use BLE (Bluetooth low energy) or Bluetooth classic to connect smart home devices to …

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