tldr; I built a new iOS & Android app called Island Tracker
[https://islandtracker.app] that enables you to track turnip prices, get
predictions, and share them with friends. It is available today.
Get it on: [https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1510177414?mt=8]
When Animal Crossing New Horizons launched in late March I fell in love
immediately. My wife adopted my Nintendo Switch Lite and we both got copies the
You probably wouldn’t expect this blog post from me as I run away from building
any web apps, but I have been messing around with ASP.NET Core inside of Visual
Studio for Mac. I thought it would be really cool to take our default app for
items and deploy it to an Azure Linux based App Service. Because… why not?!?!
Also, I will make Hanselman [http://twitter.com/shanselman]proud.
So, first things first.. The backend.
My Items on ASP.NET Core
If you head over to your Visual Studio for Mac
A while back I wrote an app called MyShoppe
[https://github.com/jamesmontemagno/MyShoppe], which served as a sample
application that would enable any business owner with multiple locations to
build an app to help their customers get store information and leave feedback.
This was more than just a sample application as I built the original application
for my brother who has several stores in Texas.
The Old Backend
The app isn’t overly complex. I leveraged Azure Mobile Apps (at the time Mobile
If you are using Azure Mobile Apps
[https://github.com/Azure/azure-mobile-apps-net-client] as a backend for your
Xamarin and Windows apps you may have seen a very fancy new 3.0 release pop up
in NuGet. This is a super important update for the NuGet that brings in the
amazing SQLite.raw [https://github.com/ericsink/SQLitePCL.raw] to ensure
compatibility with changes in Android N
. So what is new? Well accordin…
You might have noticed that both @ChrisNTR [http://www.twitter.com/chrisntr] and
myself have been on the .NET Rocks Roadshow
[http://xamarin.com/modern-apps-roadshow]. We have been talking to awesome devs
all over the US about Xamarin, PCL, and Azure all wrapped up into an amazing
demo [http://bit.ly/DNRXamarin] (full source code there). One common question
that has come up is that while a lot of people have the demo up and running they
are having a hard time getting Azure + PCL integrated into…