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 Vertical align a Label within a Grid Cell

Some people have had trouble vertical aligning text tot he center of a Xamarin Foms Grid Cell, the answer is to add three simple attributes. - read more.

8 Jan 2017

Solved: 'Debug/ibTool/LaunchScreen.storyboardc/Info.plist does not exist' Xamarin

Simple solution to a problem in Xamarin for iOS that might otherwise have you pulling your hair out for hours. - read more.

3 Jan 2017 - 1 Comments

Fixed: A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection

Here I discuss why the error 'A route named 'umbraco-surface-BaseRoute' is already in the route collection' happens and how to fix it. - read more.

25 Dec 2016

Persistent views across multiple pages in Xamarin Forms

In this post, I discuss what's required to keep a view persistent across multiple pages in Xamarin forms. This is useful for when you want to display messages or custom overlays for the user of your app. - read more.

13 Dec 2016

Xamarin MasterDetailPage has large margin/padding at top

When creating an app the uses a MasterDetailPage as the root Page, you might sometimes find that you've got a large set of padding at the top of all your pages with seemingly no way to remove it. Here's the fix. - read more.

24 Nov 2016 - 2 Comments

Solved: SQLite TypeInitializationException

Encountering the SQLite PCL error 'TypeInitializationException' after updating SQLite or installing it on a new project? This will solve it. - read more.

22 Nov 2016

JQuery UI Autocomplete

JQuery UI's Autocomplete is a very handy and powerful tool, but when using a custom implementation, their documentation can be out of date this post covers how to access the autocomplete instance for newer versions. (.autocomplete( "instance" )) - read more.

9 Nov 2016

Xamarin Forms - Working with threads

Mobile devices are optimised to run complex tasks on multiple threads. Running any form of complex task on the UI thread (the main thread) will cause the UI of your application to hang (or at least seem to anyway) until the operation is complete. The fix is to run the task on another thread and return a result back to the UI thread. - read more.

10 Oct 2016

How to add a Xamarin Forms Loading Screen/Overlay

A very quick tutorial on how to add a loading overlay window with a throbber in your Xamarin Forms mobile application - read more.

1 Sep 2016 - 7 Comments

Xamarin Forms splash screen on Android and iOS

Adding a splash screen to Android and iOS using a Xamarin Forms project isn't as long winded as you think it might be. iOS already has one and Android just requires another activity. - read more.

16 Aug 2016 - 4 Comments