Microsoft's Xamarin Live Player speeds up iOS app development

Instead of installing gigabytes of SDKs and emulators to get started, developers can get started with Android and iOS development with just a physical iOS or Android device and Visual Studio.

Microsoft has announced that you can now develop, build, deploy, and debug iOS apps directly from a Windows 10 PC, no Mac needed. For iOS development, however, there has always been an extra complication: the actual software building and deployment had to take place on a Mac. Quickly scan the QR code with the Xamarin Live Player app and you're ready to instantly run your app, live on your device. "It goes from being kind of a sixty-second thing to five minutes or seven minutes, and suddenly, it's slowing you down". Visual Studio remotely controls the Apple machine to do this work, so although developers can stay inside the Visual Studio environment they know and love, they still need a Mac on their local network. Xamarin Live Player even allows you to set break points.

Microsoft is making it easier for developers to develop iOS and Android apps on Windows PCs using the new Xamarin Live Player.


Microsoft finally released Visual Studio for Mac during the Build developer conference in Seattle May 10, almost half a year after releasing a preview version of the developer toolkit in New York City.

Using Live Run, developers no longer have to compile a program every time they want to see how a design change will look on a device. The feature doesn't provide a full, live app experience, but it's created to be a useful way to iterate on fine details. Visual Studio for Mac is a new member of the Visual Studio family, enabling developers on macOS to build apps for mobile, web, and cloud with Xamarin and.NET Core, as well as games with Unity. Xamarin Live Player removes that requirement and instead asks you for an iPhone and Visual Studio 2017 for Windows. The new XAML, XAML Standard, will allow XAML to be shared (and copy/pasted, the best kind of code reuse) between UWP and Xamarin Forms apps.

Related News:

  • Jon Stewart addresses #FireColbert controversy:

    Jon Stewart addresses #FireColbert controversy: "I don't feel comfortable".

    Bee then entered, complete with enormous curly hair, in shock that Colbert was leaving in the middle of George W. Why? Well first of all, the entire hullabaloo turned out to be largely drummed up by right-wing provocateurs .
    Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

    Bottas seals first ever F1 win in Russian Grand Prix

    Bottas claimed his maiden F1 victory on Sunday while Hamilton was forced to settle for fourth behind the two Ferraris. Fifth place went to Max Verstappen, followed by Sergio Perez in sixth and Esteban Ocon in seventh.
    'I'm Not Chasing Any Job' - Gordhan After High Court Ruling

    'I'm Not Chasing Any Job' - Gordhan After High Court Ruling

    Vally said Zuma must give "the record of all documents and electronic records...that relate to the making of the decisions". Gordhan's axing was said to be based on an "intelligence" report that showed he was allegedly plotting against Zuma.
  • Baylor-ex Josh Gordon's bid for reinstatement into National Football League  rejected

    Baylor-ex Josh Gordon's bid for reinstatement into National Football League rejected

    BleacherReport.com reported Gordon spoke to Goodell in the past few days and was told to reapply for reinstatement in September. July 25, 2011 - Gordon is suspended indefinitely from the program by Baylor coach Art Briles for a violation of team rules.
    Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor

    Sharapova more disappointed to lose early than to detractor

    Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova was upset in the second round, falling to Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-3. Bouchard prevailed in the end, and their handshake at the net was cordial, with Sharapova saying "well played".
    NASCAR at Talladega: Rain cuts Friday's practice session short

    NASCAR at Talladega: Rain cuts Friday's practice session short

    Of course, that was at Daytona in the first race of the 2017 season, and it could charitably be called a wreck-fest. With this field lacking in many big names, look for Kahne to make a push for the win.
  • Your primer to the 2017-18 Federal Budget

    From 1 July, this will attract the tax advantages of super with contributions being taxed at 15% instead of marginal rates. This is a tax on liabilities for banks which have aggregate liabilities in excess of £20 billion.
    N Korea's holding USA  citizen 'concerning'

    N Korea's holding USA citizen 'concerning'

    Around the same time that Kim Dong Chul's detention was revealed, Otto Warmbier was also arrested by North Korean authorities. The wife of a USA citizen who was detained in North Korea over the weekend is appealing for his immediate release.

    "Superstar" Smith lands PGA title

    Kisner and Blixt stuck their approach shots, Smith put it on the green from a hard lie in the rough and Brown went over the green. Fifteen-year-old Victoria Tip-Aucha will create history tomorrow when she becomes the first woman to play on the MENA Tour.
  • Tories confident for Aberdeen South following council votes

    Turnout will also be higher next month, although the 46.9 per cent turnout last week was higher than normal for council votes. Ms Davidson said: "We won the local government election in Gordon, beating the SNP into second place".
    NBA Predictions: Can the Rockets cover at home vs

    NBA Predictions: Can the Rockets cover at home vs

    MVP candidate James Harden only scored 13 points on 3-of-17 shooting while being shadowed by Leonard most of the night. For the playoffs, he is averaging 15.9 points per game, nearly six points more than his regular season average.
    From the Archives: Prince Philip Through the Years

    From the Archives: Prince Philip Through the Years

    Having been trained in France, Germany and the United Kingdom, he joined at the age of 18 the British Royal Navy in 1939. However sources said there was no cause for concern about the welfare of the queen or Philip, who turns 96 next month.


Most liked

Turkish official: US arming Kurds 'unacceptable'
The Wall Street Journal reported the effort could end up doubling the capacity of an intelligence sharing center in Ankara. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters that the U.S. has had very open discussions with Turkey over its concerns.

Prince Philip, 95, keeps calm but won't carry on royal duty
The meeting was called somewhat last minute, leading many to fear that some actual emergency was taking place at the palace. He said: "He has dedicated his life to supporting the Queen and our country with a clear sense of public duty".

Encarnacion, Indians get another crack at Blue Jays
How big a loss was Encarnacion for the Jays? In the sixth inning, the Cleveland Indians managed to place runners at the corners. Barney drilled an 0-1 offering from Tampa Bay starter Alex Cobb , who stymied the Jays for most of the game, into the seats.

India cricketers condole demise of legendary actor Vinod Khanna
Abhishek Bachchan along with his dad Amitabh Bachchan stayed there for a long time until all the rites were completed. Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and a fellow parliamentarian condoled the death of Vinod Khanna .

Texas Cop Who Shot And Killed Teen Has Been Fired
There is no word on whether Oliver, a white police officer, will be arrested for the shooting death of Jordan Edwards . Oliver fired an unknown number of rounds from a rifle into the moving auto , striking 15-year-old Jordan Edwards .

Akhilesh should step down as SP chief, says Aparna Yadav
They were expelled by the former Chief Minister for "anti-party activities", said the Samajwadi state unit chief Naresh Uttam. Akhilesh had warned that he knew how to identify "asteen ka saanp (snake hiding under the sleeves).

143rd Running Of The Kentucky Derby
Suffice to say, it was an exciting race no matter which horse you were pulling for, but even moreso for fans of Always Dreaming . Pletcher had his hands full in the days leading up to the Derby when the colt's behaviour was less than a dream.

Gonzalo Higuain rescues point for Juventus against 10-man Torino
Asked if he would consider the 23-year-old, Allegri replied: "We have Higuain". I am still happy since this point puts us closer to our objective".

DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks
Wright drained a three-pointer two seconds before the break, and the Raptors trudged into the halftime break down 57-30. The Bucks thrashed the Raptors in Game 3 of the series on Thursday night, with Milwaukee picking up a 104-77 win.

LaVar Ball's company unveils son Lonzo Ball's $495 shoes
The website says there are no refunds or exchanges, a risky proposition for a shoe people can't try on before they order. But despite the fact that Lonzo hasn't even been drafted yet, Ball believes it's a worthy price point .

Indian police detain 3 in beating death of Muslim man
They claim that Muslim men are trying to spread their faith by seducing Hindu women. He was allegedly attacked in an orchard by a group of men soon after the elopement.

Was Land Allotted to Patanjali at a Throwaway Price, Asks Bombay HC
When asked if Patanjali benefits from such perceptions, Ramdev didn't commented on it and said people are free to say anything they want.

This Week Is The Peak Of The Eta Aquariid
Although observable in the night sky, people from around the world will see different views of the meteor shower. These meteors are called "Earthgrazers" as they just graze the upper atmosphere under these conditions.

Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat
NASCAR began policing the maneuver and penalizing practice times of teams for attempting to swerve immediately after a race. NASCAR typically takes the race victor and a random auto or two to the R&D center for further tear down after a race.

This politician laughed so hard at 'Veep' that it nearly killed him
Veep is in its sixth season, but Iannucci has said he's unlikely to make any more as real U.S. politics now defy satire. Responding to reports of the accident, co-star Timothy Simons tweeted: 'Hahahahahahaha oh my god, oh my god'.