In our latest release, we unveil new controls and better getting started templates to make it easier to build cross-platform mobile apps with UI for Xamarin.
We hope you enjoyed your chance to try the new additions to our UI for Xamarin suite several weeks ago—now it is time for our official release which adds even more to it. Let's have a sneak peek at the most interesting stuff we have for you this release.
The new Radial Gauge for Xamarin Forms is built exclusively on top of the Xamarin Forms platform. This brings an even better API and feature-parity between the different platforms. The new control is built exclusively for Xamarin Forms using the SkiaSharp rendering engine. It supports a wide variety of indicators and ranges.
For those who missed it the last time, here some of the control features:
A must-have control for a variety of mobile applications. Especially useful when you have to display a long predefined list to choosing from such as list of airports or a list of known recipients. Your app users expect this in modern apps and now you can deliver out of the box.
A library that allows you to compress/decompress data on the device and send/receive it from the server. This comes in handy for a mobile application out in the field with limited connectivity, but still requiring quality content.
If you want to export the app data in an Excel sheet, we’ve got you covered. The RadSpreadStreamProcessing library does this with extremely high performance and a very low memory footprint—ideal for mobile apps.
Do you wonder how to get started building your apps with Xamarin Forms? With Telerik UI for Xamarin it's easy. Just create a sample project and try one of our three item templates implementing one of the most common scenarios, SearchView. It's implemented with the new RadAutoComplete and RadListView in three different layouts.
Need more scenarios covered with our controls? Just share your needs and ideas on our FeedBack Portal.
With the new project wizard you can now easily create projects with UI for Xamarin in the new Xamarin Studio. We have leveraged the getting started experience from our project wizard for Visual Studio to Xamarin Studio, so that users developing on Mac can get the same getting started experience. The wizard is developed as mpack add-in and distributed as part of the installation.
Rossitza Fakalieva is Manager of the Progress .NET UI & Tools division, which develops the UI for WPF, UI for WinForms, UI for UWP and UI for Xamarin products. She started her career on the Telerik ASP.NET team in 2006 as a support officer and passed through the position of software developer to the position of senior manager. Off work, she enjoys cooking, watching movies and reading books.