James Montemagno
James Montemagno

Live, Love, Bike, and Code.

Tags


Twitter


James Montemagno

Windows Store

Text To Speech Plugin for Xamarin and Windows

You may have noticed that I am on a big Plugins for Xamarin kick currently. I have always had my Settings Plugin that I have updated over time, but then I blogged about creating plugins for Xamarin.Forms, released a Vibrate Plugin, and then discussed exactly what a Plugin for Xamarin is. I love plugins as they can abstract away features common on platforms into a simple API so you never have to write the same code twice. Today, I am please to announce and release my latest plugin, text to speech…

James MontemagnoJames Montemagno

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…

James MontemagnoJames Montemagno