Creating Android Apps using C# and Xamarin

You can create native Android and iOS applications using C#, with Xamarin. I explored the capabilities of Xamarin tools and the development experience with Xamarin to create an Android version of CensusMapper. CensusMapper displays U.S. Census data on a Map. I created the original application for Windows 8 (WinRT) using C#. I have since converted it to an MVVM (C#) application, HTML/Javascript (WinJS) version and more recently to a Universal Windows App running on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. In that tradition, now it is faithfully ported to run on Android devices, using C# and Xamarin. CensusMapper is available on Google Play Store. CensusMapper.Android shows population of each U.S. State. User can tap on a location on the map to […]

Windigo 1.1 Released

Windigo is a windows phone app to access your diigo account on windows phone 7. Create, edit and search diigo bookmarks. Slick, to-the-point interface. Browse and search public bookmarks of other diigo users. Tap on the bookmark for details, including tags. Tap on any tag to narrow your search. Trial version is available. Windigo 1.1 is out on the windows phone marketplace now.  Highlights of this update : – Last SearchScope used is now persistent – Fixed search when a search term is picked from suggested words – Problem report now includes system info – Handle crash on navigating from main page – Fixed feature tracking for analytics Last SearchScope used is now persistent Fixed search when a search term […]

Call For Windigo Beta Testers

Windigo is a windows phone app. It lets you access your Diigo bookmarks on the go from your windows phone. You can browse, edit and create new bookmarks. Search your and other’s (public) bookmarks. Drill-down using tags. Share your bookmarks with your friends. I have completed developing this app and I would like to get it in the hands of a few more people to get some additional feedback before I submit it in windows phone marketplace. If you have a windows phone and a windows live id, you can help with this. Your phone does not need to be a developer (unlocked) phone. If you are interested, contact me. Here is what I will do for you : I […]

Sideload Windows Phone

1. Create your AppHub account here – http://create.msdn.com. Registration walk through is here. 2. Unlock your phone – using PhoneReg.exe (usually) located here – “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.0\Tools\Phone Registration\PhoneReg.exe” 3. Sideload xap into your phone. Use XapDeploy.exe (usually) located here – “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.0\Tools\XAP Deployment\XapDeploy.exe” You can also deploy straight from Visual Studio to Windows Phone Device. Connect your phone to your computer. Make sure Visual Studio deployment target is “Windows Phone 7 Device” : From Toolbar, select Build, Deploy Solution.