James Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop.
September 16th, 2019 | 50 mins 16 secs
apple, apple arcade, apple tv+, event, ios, ios 13, ipad, iphone, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, tvos, watchos, xamarin
It is all things Apple all the time! That is right, it is the launch of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, but so much more including SERVICE! Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade are GO! Additionally, there is a new iPad, new watches, and a whole lot more!
September 9th, 2019 | 49 mins 25 secs
alcatel, android, apps, feature phone, ios, nokia, qin, xamarin
Smartphones are everywhere and are essential in our day to day lives and our business. James has decided to take a step away from his smartphone and experiment with a few feature phones. He walks us through his journey of trying to find a decent feature phone in the US, what the experience is like, and if he can survive on just a few built in apps.
September 2nd, 2019 | 43 mins 50 secs
3d printing, android, gifts, http, ios, iot, wedding, xamarin
What happens when you combine IoT, 3D Printing, and a 48 hour deadline to come up with a wedding gift? The most amazing IoT Wedding Clock ever created... by Frank for H+J! Frank breaks down how he built it, how it works, and how you can build it too!
August 26th, 2019 | 38 mins 48 secs
android, game boy color, gameboy, hacking, hardware, ios, midwest embedding, modding, xamarin
We have talked about hardware hacking before, but this time it is actually hacking to enhance existing 20 year old hardware! We put a brand new backlit LCD into an original Game Boy Color. Follow along on our not so smooth adventure and find out how this hardware actually works!
August 19th, 2019 | 37 mins 37 secs
android, blogs, code, github, ios, open source, oss, xamarin
Stack Overflow, blog posts, GitHub repos... we all live in a beautiful open source world of code sharing. However, what happens if you want to use that code in your library or in your app? What should you do as a good digital citizen?
August 12th, 2019 | 38 mins 17 secs
android, cancelation, csharp, ios, performance, ui, xamarin
What is the best way to keep your UI responsive and at peak performance? This week we look at ways of properly throttling and using cancelation tokens efficiently.
August 5th, 2019 | 38 mins 27 secs
android, embedded, hardware, ios, raspberry pi, xamarin
Let's enter the world of embedded hardware and how to program on them with CircuitPython!
July 29th, 2019 | 46 mins 20 secs
achievements, android, cd, ci, ios, skiasharp, uno, xamarin, yaml
It is time for lightning topics! 6 topics, 5 minutes each, from you, our listeners. This week we cover package signing, infrastructure as code, ML for everyone, Skia on the web, and tons of fun podcast facts.
July 22nd, 2019 | 38 mins 59 secs
android, documents, ios, redo, state, undo, xamarin
The title says it all. Why can't we have unlimited undo and redo in our applications! What about cut/copy/paste? How about delete? How do we get this done in our app?
July 15th, 2019 | 40 mins 57 secs
adorable, android, feedback, ios, mac book, macbook adorable, xamarin
It is official.... worst day in history.... MacBook Adorable is officially gone :( That makes us think.... what hardware should we buy to develop on, what software should we use, and what should we do now.
July 8th, 2019 | 38 mins 39 secs
android, ios, ui design, ux, web, xamarin
This week we switch it up and take a look at one of the most amazing and yet terrible UI/UX experiences and how it impacts our own apps design and the industry at large.
July 1st, 2019 | 53 mins 4 secs
android, fabulous, ios, swift, swiftui, tvos, watchos, wwdc, xamarin
All of the excitement from WWDC hasn't worn off just yet and we are back with something you may not expect... SwiftUI. Apple unleashed a new code first UI framework for Apple platforms and we have to discuss.
June 24th, 2019 | 56 mins 53 secs
android, ios, ipados, mac, macos, swiftui, xamarin
Welcome to the world of iPadOS... iOS API enhancements for iPad! At WWDC Apple made several announcements to not only enable developers to enhance iPad apps, but also bring them to macOS. Frank gives us a full breakdown of what this means for developers and our applications going into this fall's iOS 13 update.
June 17th, 2019 | 39 mins 11 secs
alexa, amazon echo, android, home automation, ios, iot, xamarin
Another day in the life of Frank and hacking IoT devices! This time he builds his very own IoT light strips that can speak directly to his Amazon Echo with a tiny little $11 device! Tune in to find out how he did it.
June 10th, 2019 | 47 mins 29 secs
android, boston dynamics, ios, machine learning, robots, xamarin
Frank takes us on the wonderful journey of understanding robots, how to build them, how to program them, and how to build machine learning algorithms to make them even better!
June 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 15 mins
android, dark mode, hardware, ios, ios 13, ipados, mac pro, project catalyst, security, swiftui, wwdc, wwdc19, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is that time of year where Apple pulls out all the stops for developers and this year is no different at WWDC. There is a new watchOS, tvOS, iOS, dark mode, project catalyst, SwiftUI, Xcode updates, accessibility improvements, and so much more! We have you covered in this very special edition.