Versioning of Android app (Dev, Stage, and Prod) using same code base – Xamarin Forms

We will be continuing our journey into App versioning, this time for Android. Similar to iOS, in Android, we have to create Compiler symbols too. For those who have missed iOS versioning blog, click on below is the link.
Versioning of iOS app (Dev, Stage, and Prod) using same code base – Xamarin Forms

Set different configurations

Similar to iOS, setup all the required configurations as shown below,


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Compiler symbols options

Double-clicking on Android project should prompt with Project Options, go to compiler tab under Build section.… [Keep reading] “Versioning of Android app (Dev, Stage, and Prod) using same code base – Xamarin Forms”

Versioning of iOS app (Dev, Stage, and Prod) using same code base – Xamarin Forms

App versioning based on same code base is the favorite feature of most of the clients I worked for various reasons. Usually, this feature is requested to cater App to the different set of departments or support multi-tenancy that client want to support. When creating a complex app, there are n-number of teams working together to build it, which includes dev testers,  beta testers, or even a client who wants to demo a product before actually purchasing it.… [Keep reading] “Versioning of iOS app (Dev, Stage, and Prod) using same code base – Xamarin Forms”

Xamarin Forms – Platform Specifics (iOS) : Blur Effect

As a Xamarin mobile developer ever wonder, why we need write some much of code in PCL and iOS projects to do simple Native feature, some of which are usually one-liners code natively.
Xamarin has now introduced a nice nifty feature that helps us to write code in Xamarin Forms in the form of Platform Specifics.
In short, Platform Specifics helps us to consume the features or functionalities that are only available on iOS, without needing to implement custom renderers or effects in the required platform project.… [Keep reading] “Xamarin Forms – Platform Specifics (iOS) : Blur Effect”

Xamarin Forms – App Center: Show BuildID on iOS App


App center helps us to connect support git repositories (i.e GitHub, Bitbucket or VSTS)  and build the app for us either on every code commit or manually. It also sends notifications to users that are registered to it. It will also help us to run tests on the actual device and runs any unit tests in the project.

iOS and Android

App Center can be set up to build individual platforms projects.


Required to show BuildID on iOS APP during the development phase, as shown below.… [Keep reading] “Xamarin Forms – App Center: Show BuildID on iOS App”

Xamarin Forms: Mircosoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Sqlite issue with Physical devices


Building Xamarin Forms apps using .Net Standard 2.0 is still pretty much new to industry, we are just started to learn how differently we have to configure Xamarin setting to get it working when compared to PCL based projects.
I was building a Xamarin Forms based App using Microsoft’s Entityframeworks SQlite to store app’s data. Entity framework using sqlite is an obvious choice when it comes to building App using .Net Standard 2.0


Works well on pretty much on all simulators without any issue, all read/write operations works well.… [Keep reading] “Xamarin Forms: Mircosoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Sqlite issue with Physical devices”

Xamarin forms using .Net Standard 2.0


All Xamarin developers, please welcome Net standard 2.0. This is the kind of class library we were waiting for all these years. The .Net standard 2.0 specification is now complete and it is included with Net core 2.0, Net framework 4.6.1 and up to latest versions. It can be used using Visual Studio versions 15.3 and up. Net Standard 2.0 obviously supports C# and also F# and Visual Basic.

More APIs

Net Standard 2.0 is for sharing code via various platforms.… [Keep reading] “Xamarin forms using .Net Standard 2.0”

Azure Logic App – Evaluating IF condition with the help of JSON expression by passing null


Yes, you read the title right, this blog is about evaluating IF condition. You might be wondering what about IF, even novice developer with no experience knows about it.
Allow me to explain a specific scenario that helps us understand it’s behavior in Logic Apps, it might blow your mind.
Some of us come from years of development experience, and at times we like to skill up ourselves to various other technologies, which leaves us with a mindset based on our past development experience and programming habits, which we gained over the years.… [Keep reading] “Azure Logic App – Evaluating IF condition with the help of JSON expression by passing null”

React – code on-demand using Code Splitting

React is a declarative, efficient, and flexible JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Code Splitting helps apps to perform well where performance is key.
Code Splitting is the concept in React that helps to load the content only when it is actually required. Instead of loading the whole app even before a user can use it, we can write code effectively that it loads only when required.
A function can import the whole module using an import statement function and returns a promise as shown below.… [Keep reading] “React – code on-demand using Code Splitting”