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Updated Olo.BuildTools Xamarin Studio Add-In

A couple years back I posted about an add-in we wrote to expose a command to use as part of our build process to grab a snapshot of the current versions of all the tools in the Xamarin Studio build chains. For us this is essential in being able to track how a specific app was built long after versions have been updated on the build server. With the release of Xamarin Studio 6 the add-in…

Pressure Is On with 3D Touch in iOS Apps

With the release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, together with the iOS 9 operating system, Apple introduced 3D Touch. What it allows is the addition of pressure-based interactions into your apps, which can be added in a variety of ways. In this article I'll introduce a couple built-in standard 3D Touch interaction models, but iOS also provides a direct API to the pressure sensors, allowing you to leverage the data in any way that…

Performance Profiling Your Xamarin Apps

In addition to how an app looks and what it does, a major contributor to an app's UX is how well it performs. With so much competition and an abundance of high-quality apps available in the app stores, users now have high expectations for apps to be quick and easy to use. Mobile devices also simply don't have the resources you might be used to when working on desktop or Web applications, so it's always important…