A year and a half ago I introduced SwipeCardView 1.0, a lightweight MVVM friendly user control that brings Tinder-style swipe card view into Xamarin.Forms applications. Since then, more than 1000 people downloaded the NuGet package, while the related blog post is no. 1 result on Google for “tinder xamarin”. This proves that people really need this kind of plugin, so I decided to introduce the version 2.0, with a lot of improvements and new features.
A couple of days ago I attended a fantastic IT conference – Techorama in Antwerp, Belgium. I wanted to extract maximum out of this opportunity, so I made a list of steps that I should follow. The payback was huge, so I will share this list with you guys.
Last year at a local conference I gave a talk on topic “Xamarin Forms Application Performance Through Memory Management”. One of the examples I presented was occurrence of memory leak when using Acr SignaturePad control, which caused Out of Memory exception on Android after 10-15 signings. In the meantime the control became obsolete as Xamarin introduced the new version of their SignaturePad control which now supports Xamarin.Forms. Unfortunately memory leak is still an open issue on GitHub that bothers many developers.
When developing mobile applications for multiple platforms it can be important to understand how to implement time zones conversion in elegant manner.
SwipeCardView is a lightweight MVVM friendly user control that brings Tinder-style swipe card view into Xamarin.Forms applications.
Imagine you have an enterprise application running on hundreds or thousands of mobile devices in the field. Your application is being used every day, and users prefer leaving the application in the foreground all the time, resulting in prolonged uptime.