James Montemagno
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Cross Platform Settings for Everyone!

If you haven’t figure it out by now, I simply love portable class libraries. I have been blogging about them, talking about them on Channel 9, and I even did a 18 city roadshow discussing PCLs and Azure Mobile Services. On my GitHub I have started to build out a lot of applications, sometimes using MvvmCross and sometimes not. One of my most starred repos is my MvvmCross plugin for saving settings on Android, iOS, WP, and Win 8. My idea originally was simple: Use the native settings manag…

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Portable Class Library Tips and Tricks

There has been a recent explosion of PCL use since Microsoft and Xamarin added official support for Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS. It is really amazing to have one project that is shared completely across Android, iOS, and all of the Windows platforms. I have blogged before about how to get “fake” PCL support, but I wanted to give an updated post on how to get up and running with a bunch of tips as well. It is important to remember that there is nothing special you need to do to g…

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Setting up your Cross Platform VM Environment (WP, Win8, Xamarin)

I am not going to lie, I have always been a Windows guy. There is just something about OSX and iOS that really bothered me. It as more of a feeling than specifics, but this means that I have always ran Windows on a PC. I never had to worry about VMs or complex cases. To be honest everything was perfect, I had VS 2013, Genymotion (android emulator), Windows Phone, Windows 8, and then for iOS I just used Xamarin.iOS and it’s VS integration to debug to a Mac nearby. I didn’t really have to interfac…

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