I am so grateful for the magical time we shared together on board the Disney Dream. We formed stronger relationship, had tons of laughs to last a lifetime and enjoyed our families greatly. We are already planning the 2015 Falafel Vacation for the 12th year of the company’s existence. Where should we go?
We previously looked how to create a Xamarin Forms App using Azure Mobile Services for storing and retrieving data. However, up until now, we have been saving the data globally so that it is accessible to all users. This post will explore how to add device-specific authentication to each app so that users can register and manage their own private data using any of the supported authentication providers.
Sitefinity 7 comes with a very cool new feature that enables us to add custom fields to Pages module through UI. Although this feature was previously not available in version 6.3, but its effect could be achieved by using Page Attributes. Also, in version 7, its called Custom Fields.
This post continues the series on building a cross-platform app with Xamarin Forms. Although the focus is to demonstrate using Azure Mobile Services, there is a lot that we can do first to improve the user experience of the app. Today we will look at how easy it is to add a loading indicator as well as automatically refresh the app views when changes are made. ActivityIndicator Xamarin Forms includes a handy ActivityIndicator control which can be used to indicate that a long-running process is occurring. This is perfect for the Rebate Reminder app, since it has to fetch the…
In our last post we looked at how we can leverage Page Resources to create device-specific properties that can be reused across the page. Today we’ll look at how we can convert these and other reusable property definitions to global resources so that all of an apps resources can be maintained from a single location.
In one of my previous posts, I showed you how to keep your Visual Studio Web Essentials settings in sync with the rest of your team. Today I’ll demonstrate one of the hidden gems in this great Visual Studio extension: creating image sprites. Image sprites will allow web browsers to load images dramatically faster and with Web Essentials, they can be created without much effort!
Managing dependencies is baked into many languages and is a cornerstone to creating modular architectures. Now, HTML joins the ranks and will also offer dependency management. Introducing HTML Imports!
The previous post Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms and Azure Mobile Services demonstrated a simple Xamarin forms app to store and manage rebates. However, there were a few issues that impeded the user experience that should be polished up.
Specifically, there are some discrepancies between the different platforms, such as different font sizes as well as a missing Page title on the Windows Phone version.
Today we’ll look at how we can create and use page resources to create device-specific properties allowing us to update the Rebate Reminder app to create a more unified user experience.
Falafel Software has released a new software development kit for Sitefinity. The SDK, Babaganoush, instantly adds functionality to Sitefinity websites. The code in Babaganoush has been created in response to real demands from enterprise companies and has been proven in highly scalable Sitefinity deployments.
Inspired by Jesse Liberty’s fantastic blog series on learning Xamarin Forms, I decided to explore developing a fully cross-platform app of my own using Xamarin Forms. I thought it would be useful to explore how I can leverage Azure Mobile Services within the app to create a unified experience for a user regardless of which device they use, and allow their data to travel with them.
If you are working with Xamarin, perhaps in a shared environment, you may come across a new Forms Xaml Page that is in the file system but not yet included in your project. When you proceed to “Include in Project”, you may then encounter this error in the constructor of the ContentPage: InitializeComponent does not exist in the current context
Falafel CEO Lino Tadros and Senior Developer Jason Follas have both been selected as Microsoft MVPs. The announcement was made today, and amazingly is the 12th consecutive award CEO Lino Tadros has received. This award is Jason’s 4th MVP award.