Greg is a Principal Engineer at Olo. He is a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP, organizer of the NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group, author of Mobile Development with C#, and also a monthly columnist with Visual Studio Magazine.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 23rd, 2017 | 39 mins 2 secs
Ever wish you could automate more simple tasks in Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio for Mac? Matthew Robbins' MFractor Addin may be exactly what you're looking for with several enhancements designed to speed up the Xamarin.Forms developer experience.
January 12th, 2017 | 59 mins 42 secs
The App Store is a crazy place, so why not learn the ins and outs from someone who has been through it all? In this episode we sit down with Amir Rajan, developer of the hit game A Dark Room, to talk through his experiences building a successful game, backed by a mountain of data around metrics, revenue, and more.