CodePush joins Visual Studio Mobile Center

About two years ago, a group of developers at Microsoft crafted a service for distributing Apache Cordova, React Native, and Windows Mobile updates to applications in the wild. They called it “CodePush.” Since then, mobile app developers have deployed thousands of releases to in-production apps – deploying quick bug fixes, feature improvements and content updates… Read more

Samsung Releases 4th Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen including support for .NET Core 2.0 Preview

Samsung has released the fourth preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based open source OS running on over 50 million Samsung devices including TVs, wearables, and mobile phones. Since announcing its collaboration with Microsoft on .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms projects last November, Samsung has steadily released preview versions of.NET support for… Read more

Telerik UI for UWP – Free and Updated XAML Controls

In case you missed it, Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform by Progress was released as free and open-source earlier this year. With more than 22 XAML controls, this news has made it easier than ever before to start building UWP apps. Rather than needing to rewrite many complex XAML controls spanning user scenarios across… Read more

What’s New and Improved with the SlowCheetah Extension

We are delighted to announce the latest release of the SlowCheetah extension for Visual Studio. For those who are new to SlowCheetah, it’s an extension that lets you easily add transforms that enable different app settings, connection strings and more for different build configurations. You can read more here. In this release, we’ve made several… Read more

Xamarin University’s free webinar series: Learn mobile development from experts

Starting June 1st, Xamarin University’s team of mobile experts – including special guest and author Charles Petzold – will host five new demo-packed webinars, designed to show you how to use Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin to deliver fully native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and more. Join a new topic every Thursday. Topics… Read more

Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017

As we are getting set up to launch Visual Studio 2017 tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that we have released the Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017. So, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with all your favorite productivity features. The Productivity Power Tools is a collection of extensions that… Read more

Avoid these six mobile development pitfalls

In our previous post in this series, we talked about the three shifts you need to make to set your mobile apps apart. As you implement your winning strategy, plan to tackle the six common challenges discussed below, ranging from meeting demand to post-release improvement. Discover how industry leaders tackle these issues in the e-book,… Read more

Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin for Visual Studio

Our mobile devices and wearables shape how we communicate and find information. Luckily, Visual Studio – including the latest version, Visual Studio 2017, launching on March 7 – gives you all the tools you need to start building apps for the ever-growing connected device ecosystem. Whether you’re building for enterprise users or everyday consumers, Visual… Read more

Announcing Azure Stack TP3 And Why You Should Care About It

Today we’re announcing the availability of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3. Azure Stack is the vessel we’re using to bring Azure technologies in a way designed to run on-premises. Azure Stack is aimed at rounding out a cloud strategy by providing additional choice and flexibility when using Azure. You can easily factor Azure Stack into… Read more

How do industry leaders set their mobile apps apart?

The past few years, innovation and increasingly savvy users have dramatically raised the bar for app quality. Industry leaders have taken notice, and they’re capitalizing on three core trends to stay ahead of their users—and their competition: (1) transitioning from basic apps to amazing mobile experiences; (2) evolving from simple, data-aware functions to intelligent, data-driven… Read more