Jim Bennett

Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, Xamarin Certified Developer, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Reading, UK

See me soon at:

NDC London
FSharp Exchange
Techorama BE

My book:

Xamarin In Action

My podcast:

The Jim And Tonic Show
The Jim And Tonic Show on iTunes

Contact me:

  Xamarin In Action
  Twitter
  The Jim And Tonic Show
  GitHub
  LinkedIn
  YouTube
  Email
  CV

Xamarin Estimote iOS component

After my Blog post about binding the Estimote iOS SDK, James Montemagno (Developer evangelist at Xamarin) contacted me to say they were about to release an official Xamarin component for accessing Estimote iBeacons and nearables from iOS. This renders my binding library redundant - which is a good thing as its less work for me now to support it! I…

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Come hear me speak at Xamarin Evolve

If you're going to Xamarin Evolve 2016 this year then come and hear me talk! I'll be speaking about using iBeacons and Eddystone in your apps including showing how to use beacons to find a hidden monkey- and giving away a few beacons to anyone who who can find the monkey. The beacons I will be using will be from Estimote - they make fantastic hard…

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Xamarin Estimote iOS component

After my Blog post about binding the Estimote iOS SDK, James Montemagno (Developer evangelist at Xamarin) contacted me to say they were about to release an official Xamarin component for accessing Estimote iBeacons and nearables from iOS. This renders my binding library redundant - which is a good thing as its less work for me now to support it! I…

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Binding iOS libraries in Xamarin

Update: Since writing this, James Montemagno from Xamarin contacted me to say they are working on an Estimote component. This is now available on the Xamarin component store. Check out his blog post here. I've been playing around with iBeacons a lot recently. They seem a really cool technology with a load of interesting potential use cases. My…

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