Xamarin Android: Creating a Splash Screen

An Android app takes some time to start up, especially when the app is first launched on a device. A splash screen may display start up progress to the user or to indicate branding. Here's how you will be able to create a splash screen: Step 1: Create a Drawable for the Splash Screen Visual … Continue reading Xamarin Android: Creating a Splash Screen


Play Licensing in Xamarin.Android

How to: Implementing Google Play Licensing in Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Forms

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Google Play offers a licensing service that lets us enforce licensing policies for applications that us publish on Google Play. With Google Play Licensing, our application can query Google Play at runtime to obtain the licensing status for the current user, then allow or disallow further use as appropriate.

The Google Play Licensing service is primarily intended for paid applications that wish to verify that the current user did in fact pay for the application on Google Play. However, any app (including free apps) may use the licensing service to initiate the download of an APK expansion file.

Getting Things Ready

In order to add licensing to our app, all we will need is the licensing verification library. We can get this from NuGet.org or the Component Store (coming soon), or, we can build the source using the GitHub repository.

After adding the library, we need to get hold…

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