Latest project - Gym Gains Tracker Enables the user to create multiple workout plans, using an easy to follow step by step process and then use those plans to track workouts. The app gives users notifications on when to workout and insights into how he/she is performing and progressing. A user account is required which can be set up within the app and the user can also choose to backup their data to the Gym Gains Tracker servers in the cloud.

Gym Gains Tracker Blog posts

Xamarin Forms multiple instances of same app open

Fixing an issue where multiple instances of a Xamarin Forms app can launch, sometimes on top of each other. The issue is usually caused when the application is already running and the app gets launched again from the home screen rather than the recent applications menu. - read more.

22 Jul 2017

Umbraco back office - Creating dialog windows

Dialog windows are an often requirement for custom datatypes in the back office of Umbraco and for beginners, they can also be quite complicated. Once you get to know how they work and when to use them, you'll find yourself created them for more clients because they're a brilliant way of allowing clients to work with your custom data in a user friendly way. - read more.

31 May 2017

Umbraco package/datatype JS not updating on live site

So you've created a package or a custom data type and it's going pretty well, you publish your changes and that works too. But then you make a change to the js and this time it hasn't updated, console logs aren't coming through and everything you try just doesn't seem to get the updates to work on the live site. What's wrong? The good news is, it's a simple fix. - read more.

30 May 2017

How to open a modal window for a custom datatype in the Umbraco back office

It's a simple one and can be done by using a regular link with a small bit of JavaScript and you shouldn't need any dependencies. - read more.

28 May 2017

Visual Studio 2017 - Black text on XAML and XML files

I've just upgraded Visual Studio and I'm getting this problem, most answers seem to be 'run the installer again and choose repair'. This didn't work for me. Here's what did. - read more.

12 May 2017

JQuery Unobtrusive Validation for dynamically created elements

A short 'how to' on making jQuery unobtrusive validation work for elements that you've dynamically added to the DOM. - read more.

29 Mar 2017 - 3 Comments

Xamarin forms - Stop/Cancel back button event

We've all been there, set with the task to ask the user if they're sure they really want to go go back and loose the work/information on the current screen. The trouble is that if you were to Google search for just that, you'd find almost every answer says you need some sort of custom handler for each device. We can't accept that can we? Will we? No. - read more.

8 Mar 2017 - 3 Comments

FirebaseInstanceId: background sync failed: INVALID_PARAMETERS

Another annoying but simple to fix issue with installing Firebase Cloud Messaging on a Xamarin Forms project and getting it running. - read more.

22 Feb 2017

System.TypeLoadException: Could not resolve type with token 0100017e

Why does the System.TypeLoadException: Could not resolve type with token 0100017e error happen and how to fix it. - read more.

24 Jan 2017

Fixed: Visual Studio Xamarin - 'The ResolveLibraryProjectImports task failed unexpectedly'

Sometimes pops up during a build and remains persistent on a random line that has nothing to do with what it actually means. Fixing this error could be a massive waste of time for such a simple fix, if only you knew that this is yet another one of those typical Visual Studio errors that no not mean what they say and actually mean something completely different. - read more.

15 Jan 2017 - 2 Comments