Mike Grant


  • Detecting Dark Mode in Xamarin.Forms

    You’ve gone to all the effort of implementing a dark (or light) theme for your latest mobile application, but your user opens the app, with their phone in dark mode, but you’re bright light theme is what’s shown, retinas have been burned!.

  • Supporting Dark Mode with Xamarin.Forms

    Dark mode is a really popular colour scheme nowadays, phones have it built into their OS’s, mainstream apps support it, (Whatsapp, Twitter). But by default your Xamarin.Forms application will be using a light theme.

  • Xamarin.Forms Navigation Events

    Ever wanted to hook into a global navigation event for Xamarin.Forms? We’ve all seen the OnAppearing and OnDisappearing events in Xamarin, but did you know that there is a global event to know when a page has been loaded?

  • Using Lottie for incredible animations in Xamarin.Forms

    Lottie is an extensive animation library made by AirBnB, giving you easy access to add animations to any native platform, applications or web. It simplifies the process for designers implementing their designs within a mobile application.

  • OpenFaaS and Docker BuildX

    I’ve been playing a lot with OpenFaaS lately, but one of the things that’s been annoying me about it is how slow it is to build the images on my Raspberry Pi

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