Xamarin iOS – Continuous deployment to HockeyApp using VSTS

This article is part of blog series VSTS, Xamarin and Continuous Integration. Why does it matter? For instructions on, see article Setting up your own build and release agent on Mac OSX / macOS For instructions on, see article How to set up build definition for Xamarin iOS Now since we have the artifacts ready under drop folder. We can create a new release definition that would trigger when the build is succeeded.…

Xamarin iOS – Setting up Continuous Integration using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

This article is part of blog series VSTS, Xamarin and Continuous Integration. Why does it matter? See previous article for instructions on Setting up your own build and release agent on Mac OSX / macOS Once we set up our own brand spanking new build host. We can move ahead and create a new build definition for Xamarin iOS solution. Before doing so, there are several prerequisites we need to get in…

VSTS – Setting up your own build and release agent on Mac OSX / macOS

This article is part of blog series VSTS, Xamarin and Continuous Integration. Why does it matter? When we set up build definitions in Visual Studio Team Services, we require a machine or a host (called Build agent) which will perform all the steps we define in build definitions. For Xamarin iOS projects it is recommended or rather required to have a machine that is running Mac OS or macOS as per new nomenclature.…

VSTS, Xamarin and Continuous Integration. Why does it matter?

Xamarin and Microsoft Back in February 2016, Microsoft acquired a leading platform provider for cross-platform mobile app development, Xamarin (Read more about the acquisition announcement at ScottGu’s blog). This opened various ways for Microsoft to integrate rich cross platform development tools directly into Visual Studio. A welcoming move for all the developers out there. What this acquisition meant for both the companies? Read it on The Visual Studio Blog. One of the key aspects…

Get real path from received URI chosen from Intent (Gallery) in Xamarin

It’s been a long time since I posted the last article. To be frank, I am busy till neck in work and hardly get time to share my roller coaster ride with Mobility . However, I have a great plan for upcoming blog articles, more on that, later. (Xamarin stuff incoming) Xamarin documentation helps, sometimes! Earlier, we had a requirement in one of our app where we had to pick image…