The Xamarin Podcast

Keep up with the latest in mobile and cloud development with the official Xamarin podcast.

About the show

Keep up with the latest in mobile and cloud development with the official Xamarin podcast. Join your hosts Matt Soucoup and James Montemagno as they discuss the latest and greatest in native cross-platform mobile and cloud development in Xamarin, Visual Studio, C#, F#, .NET, App Center, and Azure.

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Episodes

  • Episode 54: Build 2018 Recap

    May 11th, 2018  |  44 mins 12 secs
    android, css, essentials, flexlayout, hyper-v, ios, right to left localization, visual state manager, visual studio, xamarin.forms

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss news from Build 2018 for mobile developers, including Xamarin.Forms 3.0, Hyper-V support for the Android emulator, Xamarin Essentials, and updates to Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac.

  • Episode 53: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, AR with UrhoSharp, and ML with CoreML

    March 12th, 2018  |  43 mins 37 secs
    android, behaviors, coreml, ios, microsoft, tizen, tvml, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno discuss the all of the fun features from the new Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 stable release, including macOS environment setup and iOS WiFi deployment. They also discuss building AR and ML into your mobile apps, and take a look at how you can add Tizen as a deployment target for your Xamarin.Forms apps.

  • Episode 52: Rapid UI Prototyping with Ink to Code, Merged Dictionaries in Xamarin.Forms, Android Emulator Tips, and more!

    February 9th, 2018  |  32 mins 33 secs
    android, ci, device manager, google play, ink to code, ios, microsoft, quicktype, vsts, windows, wireless deploy

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno talk about a new tool that turns drawings into Android or UWP layouts, merged dictionaries coming to Xamarin.Forms, ways to make your Android emulator experience more awesome, and configuring CI for mobile apps with VSTS.

  • Episode 51: Android 8.1, Xamarin Device Manager, and Visual Studio versions 15.5 & 15.6

    January 11th, 2018  |  38 mins 26 secs
    android, app center, coreml, f#, ios, microsoft, smarthotel360, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin.mac

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan and James Montemagno cover Android 8.1, the new Xamarin Device Manager Preview, what’s new for mobile developers in Visual Studio versions 15.5/15.6, and share their favorite Xamarin moments from 2017.

  • Episode 50: Xamarin.Forms 2.5.0, Live Player, and What's New in Visual Studio

    December 1st, 2017  |  39 mins 12 secs

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover the latest news for mobile developers from Microsoft Connect(); 2017, including updates to Xamarin.Forms, the Live Player, Visual Studio 2017, and Visual Studio for Mac.

  • Episode 49: Connect(); 2017 Xamarin and App Center Recap

    November 17th, 2017  |  35 mins 11 secs
    android, app center, cd, ci, devops, ios, microsoft, uwp, xamarin, xamarin live player, xaml

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James is joined by App Center program manager James White. We sit down and cover all of the amazing announcements from this years Connect(); 2017 event.

  • Episode 48: Android Oreo, iOS 11, and Xamarin.Forms Tips & Tricks

    September 22nd, 2017  |  40 mins 18 secs
    android o, dotfuscator, dotnetconf, ios 11, visual studio, xamarin forms

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover Xamarin support for Android Oreo and iOS 11, share tips for beating the learning curve with Xamarin.Forms, talk upcoming releases in the pipeline, and more!

  • Episode 47: Android Oreo Support, Xamarin Live Player Preview 2, New iOS 11 Previews, and more!

    September 11th, 2017  |  32 mins 2 secs
    android, appmap, connectivity plugin, infragistics, ios, ios 11, live player, microsoft, mvp, netstandard, oreo, preview, university, urhosharp, xamarin, xamarin.forms, xcode 9
  • Episode 46: Latest Preview and Stable Xamarin Releases, Social Authentication, Realm, and more!

    August 25th, 2017  |  37 mins 46 secs
    .net standard, android, authentication. .net core, facebook, ffimageloading, google play, ios, microsoft, onedrive visual studio, pcl, sqlite-net, support library, xamarin

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan discuss the new Google Play Services packages, adding Facebook authentication to your mobile apps, and the latest Xamarin preview and stable releases.

  • Episode 45: Contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7, Input Validation, Android's BottomNavigationView, and more!

    August 11th, 2017  |  39 mins 29 secs
    android, apple, azure ad, azure functions, bottomnavigationview, c#, cosmos db, forms, google, ios, microsoft, mvvmcross, prism, roslyn, unity, xamarin.forms, xcode

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno and Pierce Boggan cover the latest mobile .NET development news, including how to get started contributing to Xamarin.Forms, C# 7 tips & tricks, validating user input, Android's BottomNavigationView, and new Xamarin releases.

  • Episode 44: Building Apps with iOS 11, Visual Studio for Mac, and Mobile Center

    July 28th, 2017  |  36 mins 2 secs
    android, android support libraries, apple, google, guitar center, ios, ios 11, mfractor, microsoft, mobile center, nintendo switch, urban refuge, visual studio

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James and Pierce discuss the Xamarin iOS 11 web preview, the latest in Visual Studio for Mac, and our experiences using Visual Studio Mobile Center.

  • Episode 43: App Monetization, .NET Standard, Azure Cosmos DB, and more!

    July 10th, 2017  |  42 mins 58 secs
    .net standard, ads, cosmos db, in app purchases, media manager plugin, microsoft, version tracking plugin, visual studio, xamarin, xamarin forms

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James and Pierce fill you in on the latest Xamarin news, including how to integrate ads and in-app purchases into your mobile apps, migrating to .NET Standard, planet-scale apps with Cosmos DB, and more!

  • Episode 42: WWDC 2017, Fastlane, Xamarin.Forms Embedding, and more!

    June 23rd, 2017  |  37 mins 56 secs
    adal, android, c#, dotnet templating engine, fastlane, forms embedding, ios, lottiefiles, microsoft, microsoft graph, msal, wwdc, xamarin, xamarin.forms

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce is joined by James Montemagno, Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft, to recap the latest news for Xamarin developers, including our thoughts on WWDC 2017, new features in Visual Studio and Visual Studio for Mac, why Xamarin.Forms Embedding matters, and more.

  • Episode 41: Previewing Xamarin.Forms 3.0

    May 26th, 2017  |  36 mins 40 secs
    android, c#, fast renderers, gtk#, ios, layout compression, macos, microsoft, wpf, xamarin, xaml, xaml standard

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce and David walk you through the early preview of Xamarin.Forms 3.0, announced at Microsoft Build 2017. Learn about new ways you can use Xamarin.Forms in your apps, speed and performance enhancements, and what new platforms are coming to Xamarin.Forms.

  • Episode 40: Exploring the Android Support Libraries & Google Play Services

    May 4th, 2017  |  49 mins 28 secs
    android, android support libraries, c#, forms, google, microsoft, play services, xamarin

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, James Montemagno is joined by Jon Dick of the Xamarin components team to discuss the Android Support Libraries and Google Play Services. Don't miss this super informative episode overviewing what these important libraries are, why they are necessary, what's new, and how to use them in your apps today.

  • Episode 39: Building Up to Build

    April 18th, 2017  |  36 mins 37 secs
    android, forms, ios, keystore, macos, microsoft, mobile center, performance, tls, visual studio, visual studio for mac, xamarin, xamarin university

    In this episode of the Xamarin Podcast, Pierce Boggan is joined by James Montemagno to discuss what is new for Xamarin developers, including new features in the latest Visual Studio for Mac preview, Xamarin.Forms 2.3.4/2.3.5-pre, and updates to Visual Studio Mobile Center.