December 23, 2015

Push notification using Google Cloud Messaging(GCM) in Xamarin.Android

In Brief:
 This Post is regarding the implementation of Remote notification or Push notification using Google cloud messaging.



November 24, 2015

Custom AlertDialog example in Xamarin.Android

In Brief:
In this post i will discuss about one of the basic and most widely used component in an android development called customized alert dialog. There are several way of implementing it, here i will show custom alertDialog creation using "DialogFragment method" and "Layout inflation to AlertDialog".


November 8, 2015

SQLite Async operation in Xamarin.iOS application

In Brief: 
SQLite is the most widely used backend for Android and iOS mobile application. SQLite is a light weight relational database stores a data to a text file on a device.In this post i'll create a sample iOS application to perform an Async SQLite CRUD operations.

September 30, 2015

September 27, 2015

Sliding menu in Xamarin.iOS using GestureRecognizer,CATransition and Animation

In Brief:  Here I'm going through the steps involved in the Implementation of Sliding or Fly in-out menu or How to  making use of Gesture-recognizer, CATransition and Animation in Xamarin.iOS.


September 20, 2015

Xamarin.iOS Location Autocomplete by using Google Place API

In brief: 
Making use of Google place API to provide the Location auto-complete option with text field in Xamarin iOS.


September 12, 2015

Sliding/Flyout-in menu in android xamarin using Animation and Gesture detection

In Brief: This article will help you on building sliding menu and expandable description window in android xamarin with simple steps using Animation and Touch detection. 

September 3, 2015

August 23, 2015

Draw path between two locations in google maps v2 xamarin android

In brief: Google maps android API V2 allows the developer to integrate and customize the google map look and feel. This API handles the access to Google Maps Server,fetching map data ,display and response to map gesture.
[read more : https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android/intro]
Here I will write the steps to draw path between two geo-location in android xamarin.

August 11, 2015

Android.Gms.Maps.MapFragment.Map is obsolete deprecated xamarin android

It is always not recommended to use Obsolete API, as it involves risk of non-functioning at any point of time. In this post let us see the alternate for Google map obsolete api MapFragment.Map.

In  previous post i explained Integration of google map v2 in xamarin android,How to use Google geocode and reverse geocode api in xamarin.android, How to use Google Place API with Autocomplete in Xamarin Android,Integrating Google Account in Xamarin.Android, How to customize AlertDialog in xamarin.Android.

Using the "Map" Property of the "MapFragment" marks with a warning "Android.Gms.Maps.MapFragment.Map is obsolete deprecated". 
Instead need to make use of the method GetMapAsync(),which expects implementation of callback object of type IOnMapReadyCallback.

August 3, 2015

Login by google account integration for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS

Brief: 
Google Account integration to the app, helps for the user authentication using their existing Google account and fetch profile information like email id,name and profile pic etc.
UPDATE: Mar 10,2017: It seems that google has been stopped webview approach for native applications. You can refer the solution provided by the xamarin doc.



July 23, 2015

Avoiding ImageBitmap OutOfMemoryException and Rounded corner Image in android xamarin

Brief:
Here i will write about how to create rounded corner/Circular Image from the image bitmap and also how to handle large images in xamarin.android.


July 13, 2015

Best Practice and issues with ListView in Android Xamarin

Listing information is an fundamental requirement in any mobile application development. Android developers usually prefers Listview control for this.It makes easier user interaction to data model.

In the previous post  I explained how to Requesting REST Webservice with JSON in C# Xamarin Android, How to use Google Place API with Autocomplete in Xamarin Android.

I have observed some of the below issues with ListView operation.
->Listview Item click showing wrong view position.
->ItemClick event fires more then once.
->Out of memory  exception.

June 29, 2015

Weather Condition and Forecast App using Xamarin android

Weather is also a another name for "Uncertainty". which is nearly impossible to predict. especially in rainy season changes its mode in a quick time without any clue.

By keeping this in mind, just i have made an attempt to bring the Weather Condition and Forecast estimation app by using the Yahoo weather API.

June 23, 2015

Requesting REST Webservice with JSON in C# Xamarin Android

In Brief: Webservice is an integral part of Mobile application development. To build any dynamic application web service is must and should. In simple word it is like bridge for the communication between client and server.  In this post i will explain how to build app with REST web service.




June 5, 2015

Android Soft Key Board/Soft Input Window Customization

This code log entry is regarding adding Action key to Xamarin.Android soft keyboard. When I tried to do this in one of my project,faced a little problem,So updating here to avoid in future ;( and may helpful to somebody those who are looking for the same.
To Add "search" to softkeyboard. 
      <EditText     
        android:id="@+id/myEdtTextView"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:inputType="text" 
        android:imeActionId="@+id/ImeSearch"
        android:imeOptions="actionSearch"
        android:imeActionLabel="Search"
        android:textSize="22dp" />

May 14, 2015

Google Place API with Autocomplete in Xamarin Android

In this post i will write down how to make use of the google map place api in xamarin android. Before proceeding here go through with Google map integration have written in steps about google map integration.

In Brief: As and when user enter the character, fetch the matching location with that character from the google server.

April 24, 2015

Build Google Map V2 in Xamarin Android

Here i’m going to discuss about the steps to integrate the google map in Xamarin android. Cross platform tool Xamarin let's the C# .Net developers to develop App to run on diffent platforms like, Android,iOS and Windows. By sharing maximum amount of code.

In Brief : Integrating google map,highlighting desired location and customizing map controls.

March 15, 2015

Handling Get and Post method for Insert/Create operation in mvc dotnet.

In Brief:
Here I am going through the steps to insert data row to database in mvc dotnet with the focus on the following points.