How to avoid a distorted Android camera preview with ZXing.Net.Mobile [Updated]

How to avoid a distorted Android camera preview with ZXing.Net.Mobile [Updated]

QR code scanning is a common task a lot of apps are using lately. With ZXing.Net.Mobile, we have a library at hand that makes this pretty easy in our Xamarin applications. This post will show you how to avoid a distorted camera preview when using the library on Android and explains why it might happen.

Posted by msicc in Android, Dev Stories, Xamarin, 7 comments
Crypto and Blockchain projects & tools (April 2019)

Crypto and Blockchain projects & tools (April 2019)

There are thousands of blockchain and crypto projects floating around. Some may be the next shooting stars, some may disappear. During the few months I have been active in this space, I found some projects that I watch, follow and contribute to. This post will give you a short overview.

Posted by msicc in Crypto&Blockchain, Editorials, 0 comments
Use NuGets for your common Xamarin (Forms) code (and automate the creation process)

Use NuGets for your common Xamarin (Forms) code (and automate the creation process)

When it comes to cross-platform development, some of you probably have code they use again and again – just like I do. Some time ago, I started to organize these snippets into libraries and pack them as NuGet packages. In this post, I’ll show you how to do the same and automate package creation and (local) distribution.

Posted by msicc in Azure, Dev Stories, iOS, UWP, Xamarin, 3 comments
Handle AtomicPay’s webhook with Microsoft Azure (Part 1/3)

Handle AtomicPay’s webhook with Microsoft Azure (Part 1/3)

Last week, I announced the AtomicPay .NET SDK. In case you missed it, AtomicPay is a non-custodial crypto-payment provider, and I am contributing to the project. In this 3-post series, I will show you how to handle the service’s webhook (which informs about incoming invoice payments) with Azure.

Posted by msicc in Azure, Crypto&Blockchain, Dev Stories, Xamarin, 1 comment
Introducing Coinpaprika and announcing C# API Client

Introducing Coinpaprika and announcing C# API Client

Some of you may have noticed that I am recently diving into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Recently, I stumbled on Coinpaprika. In this post, I tell you what it is and why I made a C# API client for their API.

Posted by msicc in Crypto&Blockchain, Dev Stories, 1 comment
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