James Montemagno
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Using Font Icons in Xamarin.Forms: Goodbye Images, Hello Fonts!

My entire mobile development career I have gone all in on using device specific images and icons. These are properly scaled and sized images that fit @1x, @2x, @3x, hdpi, xhdpi, xxhdi, and so on, which are great because they are super optimized for each platform. The reason I do this was because it gives very consistent look and feel to an app across all of the different form factors of the devices the app may run on. It also happens to be the official way that Google, Apple, and Microsoft tell…

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TintColor & Selected Tab Images in Xamarin.Forms iOS

If you have been reading the blog recently then you know that I have been all about iOS on Xamarin.Forms. I love it! I can’t help myself. No more storyboards, no more xibs, and I get to use Grids and StackLayouts! Who would have thought that James Montemagno would be blogging more about iOS then Android on MotzCodes! Well the main reason is that while out of the box Xamarin.Forms iOS apps look pretty darn good there are still a lot of small tweaks that can add that extra polish to your ap…

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How To Get A Great App Icon: The Fiverr Experiment

As a developer I wouldn’t say I am the greatest graphic designer in the world. I mean I can stumble around Photoshop and make some sweet gradients and feather a few things, but that is about the extent of it. Over the last few years I have been pretty lucky to have a graphics design team at my back to make any image assets I needed and of course lay down the final App Icons that ship to the stores. Here are a few great app Icons that I didn’t have to create: Now that I create apps…

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