App Monitoring For Xamarin
App Monitoring For Xamarin
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 23 November 2015

Xamarin has released the latest version of its mobile developer suite, along with a real-time app monitoring service.

Xamarin gives developers a way to develop apps for iOS and Android using C#. It is based on Mono, the open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework. The introduction of Xamarin.Forms in Xamarin 3 added the ability to build native UIs for iOS, Android and Windows Phone from a single, shared C# codebase. Xamarin.Forms provides cross-platform controls and layouts which are mapped to native controls at runtime, which means that your user interfaces are fully native. Xamarin developers have a choice of coding in Visual Studio, or in Xamarin Studio, which runs on Windows and Mac.

The new version, Xamarin 4, has an updated version of Xamarin.Forms. Version 2.0 is faster, more reliable, and more functional than ever before, according to a post about the new version on the Xamarin blog. The new version adds support for pre-compiled screens defined in XAML for faster app loads, preview support for Universal Windows Platform apps, support for iOS 9, Android Material Design, and new gestures like pinch and pull-to-refresh.

 

xamarin1

 

The support for developing iOS apps in Visual Studio has been reworked to be smoother, less hard to set up, and more reliable. You can now develop, build, deploy and debug iOS apps without leaving Visual Studio, and communication with the Mac build host is now handled via a secure SSH connection. The Mono/.NET compatibility has also been improved. According to the blog post:

"In Xamarin 4, we have incorporated large portions from Microsoft’s open sourced .NET codebase into this release, increasing compatibility, performance, and reliability for all use cases."

Alongside the new version of Xamarin, the company has also released Xamarin Insights, an app monitoring and crash reporting utility.

 

xamarin2

 

It handles both managed and unmanaged mobile crashes, and lets you explicitly report errors or warnings to Xamarin Insights and track them through the its dashboard. You can also use it to work out how your app is being used by tracking and timing step-by-step event data, and to see which events led up to a crash.  You can add Xamarin Insights to existing apps, and there are new templates that mean new apps will use the SDK from the very beginning of a mobile project.


xamarinlogo

More Information

Xamarin

Introducing Xamarin 4

Xamarin Insights

Related Articles

Xamarin 3 Released

Xamarin Platform Previews

Xamarin Mac Updates

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter,subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on, Twitter, FacebookGoogle+ or Linkedin

 

Banner


Blazor .NET In The Browser
12/02/2018

Microsoft has yet another way to create web apps, as if we or it needed one. Blazor could be called .NET in the browser and this might make you think of Silverlight, but things aren't quite as simple. [ ... ]



Frontiers Of Knowledge Award
22/01/2018

The 10th Edition of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication Technologies category goes to Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, Ronald Rivest and Adi Shamir fo [ ... ]


More News

 

 
 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 November 2015 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2018 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.