.NET standard

XABLU HQ Insights

The goal of .NET Standard is “one library to rule them all”, or more simply, one set of APIs that can be used across platforms without compatibility issues. At the moment, developers targeting one of the .NET variants need to understand the underlying platform to be able to develop for it. What makes it even more complicated is that there …

TechDays 2016 wrap up

XABLU HQ Event Reports

XABLU attended TechDays 2016 with our ‘100% Pure Xamarin’ story. It was really a blast to be in the zone where the action is happening. Over the last years Microsoft is making a big shift towards open source and being cross-platform; the vibration that this gives is amazing! It’s inspiring to see all these Microsoft partners sharing their knowledge on …

MvvmCross Meetup

XABLU HQ Events

Over the last year we have been organising our monthly MvvmCross hackathon. Besides the socialising part and the famously good food the main ‘goal’ has always been to attract new contributors to the open source project. While this has been successful and indeed PR’s from regular visitors have been accepted upstream, we feel the need to bring this to the …

Microsoft’s TechDays 2016

XABLU HQ Events

On the 4th and 5th October the annual Microsoft TechDays will take place in Amsterdam. This year the XABLU team will be present to inform you about Xamarin mobile app development. Whether you want to talk about setting up a good app architecture or organising your mobile strategy: we’re the team that can help you realise your mobile targets! We …

UI/UX Review

XABLU HQ Insights

Over the years we have seen the mobile space maturing rapidly. While first companies ‘just wanted an app as soon as possible’, these days companies have a full mobile strategy often labelled with a ‘Mobile First’ tag. We have also seen a change in consumer behaviour: brand loyalty is at a low, and feedback to your product or service comes …

Microsoft releases .NET Core 1.0

XABLU HQ Insights

When Microsoft released .NET Core 1.0 earlier this week I literally jumped up out of my chair. At Xablu we love open source in general; and I personally find the .NET Core project, which is basically build up from the ground over the last years, very intriguing. When Microsoft introduced C# and .NET back in the day, at least the …

Should we port our app to Xamarin?

XABLU HQ Insights

With the recent Microsoft Xamarin takeover it might be the right time to re-evaluate your current mobile app (strategy) and the technology stack it’s based on. If you have been in the position where you needed to define and give shape to a mobile strategy then you’re probably familiar with the choice that needs to be made with respect to …