James Montemagno
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James Montemagno

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Monitoring Android Activity Lifecycle Events: Return of Current Activity Plugin

It has been nearly two and a half years since I wrote about how to easily get access to the current Android Activity with just a few lines of code. This code led to the creation of my Current Activity Plugin for Xamarin.Android apps and library creators to easily get access to the current Activity. Since then it has been the core of many of my plugins and has been installed over 600,000 times from NuGet! Times change and it is time for an update to this near perfect library. If you have ever use…

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Podcast Equipment, Accessories, Setup, and Recording Guide

In case you didn't know I co-host some pretty excellent podcasts (if I do say so myself) that you should totally subscribe to. Including Merge Conflict where I talk code and tech with the one and only Frank Krueger and then there is Coffeehouse Blunder where I chat with my good friend and Chess IM Daniel Rensch about chess, coffee, and life. On top of that I even recently started a podcast network where we have started on-boarding some excellent podcasts like The V Spot, an amazing vegan podcast…

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Push Notification Options for Mobile Apps

My good friend Andrew and I recently had a Twitter conversation on what is the best route to take when implementing push notifications in your mobile applications. If you do a quick search there are a lot of options out there and it can be tricky to figure out the best route to take, but having implemented push notifications in several applications I can tell you there are really only two options you need to consider. How Push Notifications Work The reason push notifications are complicated is b…

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New Plugin for Xamarin & Multi-Target Templates for Visual Studio 2017

It is 2018 and I am all in on Multi-Target projects for building libraries and plugins. I love them so much that I convinced Frank to record a full episode of Merge Conflict on why this whole thing is so absolutely amazing. I have slowly been converting all of my plugins over to mutli-targeted projects, which has reduced some of the solutions from 15 project down to 1!!! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); There is a bit of tiny setup required for multi-targeting and for it t…

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