About the Show
Gone Mobile is a podcast discussing the latest in mobile development, with a healthy bias towards Xamarin technologies. The podcast covers in-depth topics with guests ranging from Android, iOS & Windows development to mobile marketing and design, as well as other mobile or not so mobile related technologies.
Gone Mobile 58: Cake with Gary Ewan Park and Mattias Karlsson
October 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
Have your cake and eat it too! Build scripts have never been so delicious.
We're joined by Cake team members Gary Park and Mattias Karlsson to talk about the Cake (C#) build system, the history of it, and what it all can do. After listening to this episode we guarantee you'll definitely want to put some more C# in your build scripts with Cake!
Gone Mobile 57: OpenMVVM with Stanko Nikolic and Bojan Misic
October 11th, 2017 | 50 mins 51 secs
Yes, we're talking about another MVVM framework today, but this one comes with a twist! In this episode we talk to Stanko Nikolic and Bojan Misic about OpenMVVM, an interesting framework they've been working on that combines Xamarin and C# with HTML5 and web views to create a flexible and powerful cross-platform app framework. Join us for a unique approach to cross-platform development with Xamarin!
Gone Mobile 56: MvvmCross Updates with Martijn van Dijk
August 22nd, 2017 | 38 mins 41 secs
It took a few years, but we finally did a show on MvvmCross! In this episode we're joined by Martjin van Dijk, one of the core maintainers of the project, to talk about where MvvmCross came from, what's new in it, and where it's heading!
Gone Mobile 55: Embeddinating .NET Everywhere with Jonathan Peppers
August 14th, 2017 | 34 mins 25 secs
Did you know that you can take your .NET code, including Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android views, even Xamarin.Forms, and reference them from native Objective-C or Java applications? In this episode we talk to Jonathan Peppers, an engineer on the team at Microsoft working on this sorcery, and dig into how it works and where it's going. It's a brave new world!
Gone Mobile 54: Visual Crash Reporting with Alex Fishman
July 24th, 2017 | 33 mins 7 secs
There is no shortage of options out there for doing error and crash reporting for mobile apps, but Bugsee takes a different approach, providing a more visual and deeper set of reporting and diagnostics. In this episode we talk to Alex Fishman, founder and CEO of Bugsee, and dig into what they're offering for mobile developers.
Gone Mobile 53: Xamarin.Forms Update with David Ortinau
July 13th, 2017 | 57 mins 7 secs
On this state of the Xamarin.Forms union, we are joined by long time Xamarin community member and now PM of the Xamarin.Forms team, David Ortinau. We discuss Xamarin.Forms becoming open source, XAML Standard, Forms Embedding (and Embedded Forms), Fast Renderers, and what's next for Xamarin.Forms.
Gone Mobile 52: Mobile-Powered Baseball Scouting with Jeremy Raadt
June 28th, 2017 | 40 mins 16 secs
Some jobs are just mobile by definition, such as talent scouts for baseball teams. The Minnesota Twins organization recently decided to embrace this and built a new mobile app experience for their scouts to help make their jobs easier and allow for greater collaboration and coordination across the team. In this episode we put our personal baseball allegiances aside briefly to chat with Jeremy Raadt about the app they built, how they built it, and where they see it going in the future!
Gone Mobile 51: React Native, Mobile Center, and Continuous Deployment with Ryan Salva and Joe Mellin
May 31st, 2017 | 44 mins 12 secs
Heard of React Native but not sure what the hype is all about? We've got you covered! At Microsoft's Build conference we sat down with Ryan Salva and Joe Mellin from the Mobile Center team to chat through React Native, how it works, and how it compares to other approaches such as Xamarin. We also dig into the full app development lifecycle, and how React Native and Mobile Center can help you continuously deliver quality apps to your users.
Gone Mobile 50: Building Great App Experiences with Matt Lacey
May 22nd, 2017 | 44 mins 24 secs
Designing great mobile experiences is much easier said than done, but is critical to the success of an application. In this episode we sit down with Matt Lacey to talk through what makes a great app experience, as well as some practical approaches and patterns you can use to start to use to improve the experience for your users. Usability matters!
Gone Mobile 49: Bot Framework with David Hamilton
May 15th, 2017 | 34 mins 55 secs
Chat bots are everywhere these days! While at Microsoft's Build conference we sat down with David Hamilton to talk about Microsoft's Bot Framework, and how it can help you start creating chat-based experiences for your users on a variety of platforms. We also take a look at his gigseekr service which leverages the Bot Framework, including a live on-air demo of interacting with it via Cortana!
Gone Mobile 48: Mobile App Security Testing with Martin Alderson
May 9th, 2017 | 27 mins 58 secs
How do you prevent your app from shipping with preventable security vulnerabilities? This episode we talk to Martin Alderson of Codified Security about their automated Mobile App Security testing service.
Gone Mobile 47: Building Reactive Apps with Xamarin.Forms and F# with Rob Lyndon
May 1st, 2017 | 50 mins 3 secs
In this episode we are joined by Rob Lyndon who is working on the Xamarin.Forms.Reactive.FSharp library. We talk to Rob about what Reactive programming is all about, and how it fits into mobile development. Rob goes into detail about what his library does, how it helps Xamarin.Forms developers, and why he created it.
Gone Mobile 46: Visual Studio Mobile Center with Simina Pasat and Luke Kim
April 12th, 2017 | 44 mins 59 secs
When it comes to developing and maintaining mobile apps there's a lot to think about, between building, testing, distributing, monitoring, and more. In this episode we dig into Microsoft's new Visual Studio Mobile Center, which provides a solution to many of these lifecycle concerns in a single place.
Gone Mobile 45: Azure IoT with Amanda Lange
March 27th, 2017 | 47 mins 37 secs
Over the last few years the Internet of Things has taken over the world, but what is it and what can you do with it? In this episode we're joined by Amanda Lange to walk through what it is, what kinds of experiences you can enable, and how Azure can help you manage your devices and create applications.
Gone Mobile 44: Fluxing Up Your Xamarin Apps with Alex Dunn
March 6th, 2017 | 38 mins 15 secs
The Flux architectural pattern has become increasingly common in front-end development, but did you know it's also applicable to mobile apps as well? In this episode we talk to Alex Dunn about Flux, what it is, why it's useful, and his experiences applying it to his Xamarin applications.