Multipeer Connectivity allows you to discover and share data with other iOS devices within Bluetooth radio range or on the same WiFi subnet. It is much easier to use than Bonjour. I wrote a simple MPC chat program in Xamarin.iOS. There’s necessarily a few hundred lines of code, but 90% of it is just the […]
One of the nice features in iOS 7 for old fogeys such as myself is that the user can use the general Settings to increase and decrease the fonts used in apps. This is called “Dynamic Type.” Judging by developer forums, I’m not the only one who thought that this was something that was built […]
Did I mention how easy it is to track an iBeacon using Xamarin?
Since Xamarin provides full native capabilities, developers don’t need to wait for us to exploit iOS 7’s awesome new APIs, such as: iBeacon: This, to my mind, is the stealth API of the release. An iBeacon is a Bluetooth device (just iOS devices for now, but Apple says they’ll release a Bluetooth profile for h/w […]
It’s trivially simple to show 3D maps in iOS 7:
One of the difference that jumps out dramatically to a programmer — especially those of us who typically build our UIs in code rather than using a visual design surface — is the new “full-screen content” concept. This is particularly evident with UINavigationControllers. This picture shows the difference between the default mode (UIViewController.EdgesForExtendedLayout = UIRectEdge.All) […]