Use Visual Studio App Center with Xamarin Forms to set up a DevOps CI/CD pipeline, set up your mobile builds on either iOS or Android, set up Android and Apple certificates and provisioning profiles, distribute your app to your developers and testers, capture analytics and crashes from your users, communicate to your users with push notifications, and run UI tests on the Microsoft cloud. You will see how to automate and manage the life cycle of your apps through Microsoft's Cloud Service, with a focus on integrating App Center into your Xamarin Forms apps with clear, practical examples. As you follow along with the sample app, you will see how easy it is to configure your builds, to test the sample app on various iOS and Android devices on the App Center cloud, and to distribute your app to real devices.
Whether you are a developer on a small team or a startup or an architect in a large organization curious about the benefits of Visual Studio App Center, after finishing this book, you will be confident in setting up App Center on your next mobile project. Come join me on this journey through Visual Studio App Center with Xamarin Forms.
What You Will Learn
Create a DevOps CI/CD pipeline for your mobile app on both iOS and Android devices
Save money without buying multiple iOS and Android devices and instead run cloud UI tests
Stay informed about build successes and failures by integrating App Center with Slack
Set up groups and add team members to your groups on App Center
Distribute your app to your team on either iOS or Android devices
Capture important user events in your code and report to App Center
Give a friendly user experience by handling crashes gracefully and reporting to App Center
Keep and analyze your user's data on Azure by setting up automatic data export to Azure
Communicate with your users using iOS and Android notification services from App Center
Give your users a better experience by sending silent push notifications
Include custom data in your push notifications
Who This Book Is For
Xamarin Forms mobile developers with previous experience using the Xamarin framework.