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Getting Started with Estimote Nearables and Xamarin

I've been a big fan of Estimote (and beacons in general) for awhile now, but only just recently had a chance to finally play around with their nearables, dubbed Estimote Stickers. These stickers are similar to beacons, except that their primary purpose is to be attached to physical objects, and in addition to proximity also broadcast more contextual information about the object. This extra information contains a bunch of interesting details such as temperature, orientation, and…

Testing Xamarin Apps: Getting Started with xUnit

It's no secret that I'm a big proponent of testing, and lately I've been getting a lot of questions around how to approach getting started and what technologies to use. While I have a good amount of content coming out around this, some already announced, some to be announced soon, I thought I would also try to take some time to put together a few posts on the subject as well. In this post I'm going…

Caviar is Cavalier About Privacy

The "on-demand economy" is everywhere these days. With the tap of a screen you can summon a taxi or have food delivered from your favorite restaurant. Often these services even provide you with real-time updates on the location of the car or courier so you know exactly when they'll be showing up. From a user's perspective this is awesome, but there are pretty big privacy implications at play here for both users of the service as…