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.
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.
December 29th, 2016 | 54 mins 22 secs
Interested in trying out some mobile game development but aren't sure where to start? In this episode we talk to Brent Edwards about how he got started, and how CocosSharp makes it easy to dive in and start creating the next big hit game!
December 5th, 2016 | 39 mins 46 secs
Deep linking is a great way to help provide engaging experiences for your users, but how do you get started? What can you actually do with deep links? In this episode we talk to Sahil Verma about deep linking and what Branch is doing to help app developers deliver personalized experience for their users.
September 14th, 2016 | 1 hr 16 secs
Want to know what this whole serverless thing is about? Learn all about it and what you can do with Azure Functions from Donna Malayeri and Fabio Cavalcante!
August 31st, 2016 | 42 mins 54 secs
In this episode we learn all about the Microsoft Graph API from Simon Jager, and how you can build your mobile apps on top of its offerings.
July 25th, 2016 | 55 mins 41 secs
Hybrid apps with Xamarin? You bet! In this episode we're joined by Drew Colthorp and Shawn Anderson to talk about why and how they converted their hybrid app, written in Ember, from Cordova to Xamarin.
July 12th, 2016 | 32 mins 4 secs
In this episode we're joined by Rabeb Othmani to talk about Android Performance Tuning