Jim Bennett
Xamarin MVP Microsoft MVP

Mobile developer at EROAD, Xamarin MVP and Certified Developer, Microsoft MVP, author of Xamarin In Action, blogger, speaker, father and lover of beer, whisky and Thai food. Opinions are my own.

  Auckland, New Zealand
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Using iOS 10 notifications with iBeacons

I'm a huge fan of iBeacons (and if you're coming to MS Ignite NZ 2016 then you can hear me talk about them) and they are pretty easy to get started with on iOS. The most basic use case is beacon monitoring - when your app detects a signal from an iBeacon it can wake up and do some processing in the background. Some of the time this processing might…

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Building iBeacon apps using Xamarin.iOS Video Tutorial

As a change from talking about iBeacons at events, I've decided to start a series of YouTube videos covering a number of topics around iBeacons. My first one, an introduction to building your first iBeacon app using Xamarin.iOS is now up on YouTube! You can check it out below. This is my first one, so would appreciate any feedback.…

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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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Using iOS 10 notifications with iBeacons

I'm a huge fan of iBeacons (and if you're coming to MS Ignite NZ 2016 then you can hear me talk about them) and they are pretty easy to get started with on iOS. The most basic use case is beacon monitoring - when your app detects a signal from an iBeacon it can wake up and do some processing in the background. Some of the time this processing might…

Read More

Building iBeacon apps using Xamarin.iOS Video Tutorial

As a change from talking about iBeacons at events, I've decided to start a series of YouTube videos covering a number of topics around iBeacons. My first one, an introduction to building your first iBeacon app using Xamarin.iOS is now up on YouTube! You can check it out below. This is my first one, so would appreciate any feedback.…

Read More

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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