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.
February 15th, 2021 | 50 mins 15 secs
android, dtk, ioa, m1, mac, macos, xamarin
Apple finally lets us return our DTK units with a nice surprise and both Frank and James double down on bringing their apps to macOS!
February 8th, 2021 | 38 mins 20 secs
android, gamestop, ios, lomo, robots, stock market, stonks, xamarin
Wow! What do we even talk about this episode?!?! Who knows, but it is super fun as we have lightning-fast lightning topics talking about what the heck is happening on the stock market, Frank's next robot, and listener questions!
February 1st, 2021 | 46 mins 15 secs
android, app release, app store, icircuit, ios, island tracker, xamarin, xamarin.forms
It is not Franks' turn to get his next app into the app store. We take a look back at what went into it's creation, his choices for monetization, and thoughts on what needs to happen leading up to the main release.
January 25th, 2021 | 47 mins 6 secs
android, animal crossing, app store, freemium, ios, island tracker, paid apps, turnips, xamarin
We have come to the epic conclusion of James's app Island Tracker, his Animal Crossing app for tracking turnip prices with friends. He is ready to roll out his freemium version of the app while upgrading all of his existing customers and updating the backend.
January 18th, 2021 | 37 mins 21 secs
android, bot handy, bots, ces, ces 2021, ios, robots, samsung, xamarin
CES 2021 has come and gone and we break down our favorite announcements around robots!
January 11th, 2021 | 45 mins 9 secs
android, app store, customer support, google play, ios, reviews, support, xamarin
Customer support is hard to do right, and app support is even harder. How do you get your users to contact you with proper information before they give you that 1 star review. We discuss our journey into improving our support system in our mobile apps.
January 4th, 2021 | 48 mins 2 secs
android, cadence, development, esp32, ios, lidar, xamarin
We did it! We finished (mostly) our holiday hacks, so tune in to figure out what we did!
December 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 15 mins
2020, android, app store connect, bluetooth, ios, my cadence, test flight, xamarin, xamarin.forms
As 2020 comes to a close it is time to hustle to try to try to squeeze in app releases. James talks about this latest creation, My Cadence, and how he was able to get the app onto the app store within 1 week and how he ported it to Android in 1 day!
December 21st, 2020 | 59 mins 52 secs
android, bike, ble, bluetooth, bluetooth low energy, cadence, ios, iot, sensor, xamarin
James has finally discovered the magic of Bluetooth and is on an adventure of building his own app. On top of that he is investigating the wonderful world of IoT and Bluetooth combined!
December 14th, 2020 | 42 mins 48 secs
airpods, airpods max, android, apple fitness, home cycling, ios, services, xamarin
December surprise from Apple with some brand-new products and services dropping just in time for the holidays. Frank and James take a quick dip into Apple's new headphones, before heading into the world of home fitness and possibilities for app developers.
December 7th, 2020 | 32 mins 51 secs
apple, apple m1, ios, m1, macbook, macbook air, xamarin
No, for real, we are completely done with the M1. No M1 talk here at all!
November 30th, 2020 | 38 mins 39 secs
android, apple, ios, lightning talks, m1, qa testing, the queen's gambit, visual basic, xamarin
It is time for lightning topics!!! We are here to break down 6 topics quick! We look at testing iOS apps on the M1 chip, Apple's new raise for all app developers, using C# 9 in Xamarin apps, top level programs, visual basic, and The Queen's Gambit!
November 23rd, 2020 | 37 mins 44 secs
apple silicon, ios, ipados, m1, macos, xamarin
The time has come! We can finally start shipping and selling iOS apps on macOS devices powered by Apple M1 Silicon! We discuss all the pros and cons and things you probably didn't think you should be considering.
November 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
apple, apple silicon, csharp 9, dotnet, dotnetconf, fsharp 5, m1, xamarin, xaml
This last week was crazy! .NET Conf 2020, .NET 5, Visual Studio 16.8, XAML Hot Reload 2.0, Xbox Series S/X launch, Apple M1 Events, and so much more!
November 9th, 2020 | 51 mins 54 secs
android, desktop, ios, no-sql, server, sqlite, sqlite-net, xamarin
Let's talk about databases! SQLite, No-SQL, LiteDB, CoreData, and so much more! All the options!
November 2nd, 2020 | 38 mins 20 secs
android, data schemes, ios, sharing data, xamarin
We are tweaking and tuning our apps past the beta summer with small fun quirks from Apple and Google.