Xamarin User Groups in South Africa

There are three Xamarin User Groups in South Africa.   Here you will find monthly topics which will include both .NET and Xamarin mobile related topics.

 

The groups are there to bring the Xamarin community together, where knowledge can be shared and experiences learnt from.    Hope you see you at an event soon!

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ctxug

Cape Town Xamarin Users Group (@CTXUG)

Cape Town, ZA
170 Members

Calling everyone interested in cross platform mobile development. Specifically if you are interested in or using Xamarin tools. Or if you just want to talk mobile development …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/gxugsa

Gauteng Xamarin User Group (@GXUGSA)

Johannesburg, ZA
179 Members

Calling everyone interested in cross platform mobile development. Specifically if you are interested in or using Xamarin tools. Or if you just want to talk mobile development …

Next Meetup

Motion & Xamarin.Forms

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017, 6:30 PM
15 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/DXUGSA

Durban Xamarin User Group (@DXUGSA)

Durban, ZA
64 Members

Calling all cross platform developers, from Durban, that use Xamarin as their preferred tool of choice.

Check out this Meetup Group →

Xamarin and .NET automated builds and continuous integration (CTXUG)

Come join us for a very practical session on automating your Xamarin builds and setting up a continuous integration environment.

Leave here with skills to be able to use any CI tooling with Xamarin.

I am the speaker for this event.

 

Agenda 

1) Introduction to Continuous Integration

2) How does Xamarin build stuff behind the scenes?

Fundamentals of MSBUILD

Xamarin and MS Build

iOS build agent for Visual Studio

iOS and Android Packaging

3)  Setting up a continuous build server

The  code repository

Automating the build

4)  Test Cloud

 

We will also have a first look at Visual Studio Mobile Center.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Update

 

The content is available here:  https://github.com/apead/XUGSABuildAutomation

Xamarin Dev Days South Africa

Xamarin Dev Days South Africa was amazing!   Thank you very much to all that attended and hope it was  worthwhile to take time off your busy scheduled to learn about Xamarin.

 

I am so proud to have been part of this and thank you to the team and all involved!

 

Xamarin Dev Days Cape Town

http://explorationspace.co.za/2016/09/30/xamarin-dev-days-cape-town-30-septemeber-2016/

 

Xamarin Dev Days Johannesburg

http://explorationspace.co.za/2016/09/23/xamarin-dev-days-johannesburg-23-september-2016/

 

Xamarin Dev Days South Africa

 

Xamarin Dev Days Cape Town 30 September 2016

Xamarin Dev Days Cape Town was definitely one of the prettiest dev days in world.   Thanks to all that came!

I’m so proud to have been part of  bringing Xamarin Dev Days to Africa for the first time.   May there be many more!!

 

What the day entailed:

 

Xamarin Dev Days Agenda

 

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registration

09:30 AM –  10:10 AM Intro Xamarin presentation

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM  Cross-platform Xamarin presentation

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Cloud Xamarin presentation

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Sponsor speaker slot (Zebra)

01:30 PM – 16:30 PM Hackathon Challenge Walkthrough

 

Local Organizers & Xamarin Experts

Special thanks to the sponsors:

Microsoft South Africa   http://www.microsoft.com

Zebra Technologies  http://www.zebra.com

MLab  https://www.mlab.co.za/

AD Software Systems  http://www.adsoftsystems.co.za

 

The event in pictures:

 

Xamarin Dev Days with a View!

 

Rodger Weis on stage!

 

Martin on Stage!

 

Brent Samodien on Stage!

 

Lebo talking about MLab

 

Yummy Deserts!

 

Awesome turnout!

 

Awesome Venue!

 

Our awesome sponsor Zebra showcasing their devices

 

Lebo and Chris doing prep

 

Xamarin Dev Days Johannesburg 23 September 2016

The turnout at Xamarin Dev Days Johannesburg was amazing!!   Thanks to all that came.

 

I’m so proud to have been part of  bringing Xamarin Dev Days to Africa for the first time.   May there be many more!!

 

What the day entailed:

 

Xamarin Dev Days Agenda

 

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Registration

09:30 AM –  10:10 AM Intro Xamarin presentation

10:20 AM – 11:00 AM  Cross-platform Xamarin presentation

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM Cloud Xamarin presentation

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Sponsor speaker slot (Zebra)

01:30 PM – 16:30 PM Hackathon Challenge Walkthrough

 

 

Local Organizers & Xamarin Experts

 

Special thanks to the sponsors:

 

Microsoft South Africa   http://www.microsoft.com

 

Zebra Technologies  http://www.zebra.com

MLab  https://www.mlab.co.za/

AD Software Systems  http://www.adsoftsystems.co.za

 

The event in pictures:

 

Lovely ladies from Zebra

 

Setting Up

 

 

Andre from Zebra on Stage

 

 

Dustyn Lightfoot on Stage

 

Dave Russell on Stage

 

Yummy food

 

Gert Smith on Stage

 

The day before setting up

 

Great turnout!

Xamarin Dev Days Announced (with Dates)

I’m very excited to be able to tell you we are brining Xamarin Dev Days to South Africa for the first time!   It will also be held in two cities,  Cape Town and Johannesburg.

 

We have our venues and sponsors organized, and more importantly the dates.

 

Please diarise!

 

Xamarin Dev Days Cape Town will be held on the 30th of September 2016.    It will be held at Workshop 17 at the V&A.

 

Xamarin Dev Days Johannesburg will be held on the 23rd of September 2016.    It will be held at the Microsoft Bryanston offices.

 

The awesome sponsors are:

 

Microsoft South Africa   http://www.microsoft.com

Zebra Technologies  http://www.zebra.com

MLab  https://www.mlab.co.za/

AD Software Systems  http://www.adsoftsystems.co.za

 

Without them, these events would definitely not be possible!!   Thank you!

 

Rolling your own Android Emulator

In certain situations the emulators provided just don’t cut it.      It is actually relatively simply to create your own by just using an x86 image of Android.   It is also possible to add additional features to the emulator for testing by virtue of daemons installed.

 

Download Android X86 iso image of choice from http://www.androidx86.org/download

 

Boot ISO in Hyper Visor of choice. (Android will work in VMWare, VirtualBox and Hyper-V) 

 

Install any GPS, Accelerometer, orientation etc spoof daemons of choice

 

Android Debugger Bridge  (ADB)

 

Once Android is booted (first time), run terminal (on Android) and issue commands below

o setprop service.adb.tcp.port 5555

o stop adbd

o start adbd

o or adb tcpip 5555 

 

From the development PC (issue commands via CMD – adb can be found in platform-tools folder in you Android SDK folder):

o adb connect [Android emulator ip address]

 

If the ip not known from Android terminal command: (busybox ifconfig)  Connect as normal from Visual Studio.   Should appear as Hyper Visor name, ie VMWare etc