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  1. Show all pin labels

    A feature that show all the pin labels in the map in Xamarin.Forms.Maps.
    I think its a mistake to not make it anyway. I see much users asking for it on the Xamarin forum. Just an event to show all pin labels and an event to dismiss all pin labels.

    3 votes
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    • Notifications, sensors and more ...

      Having something called Notification Center, common API to access sensors data. I know SQLite and web services can be done with shared code or PCL and compiler directives, but, why not to include all that on Xamarin.Mobile? Why not Mapped Types? And much more. Anything you can find common in each platform API include it here. There's a lot a developers, like me, that don't like Xamarin.Forms or MvvmCross, and like to work directly with each platform SDK and app develop guide lines, but want to share as much code possible not related with UI.

      5 votes
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      • FileSystem and Sensors Access

        I would like to be able to access the filesystem across platform with same apis, and also sensors not only gnss, but also compass, gyroscope, accelerator

        25 votes
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        • WebSocket support for VoIP

          I noticed that you recently added WebSocket support to Xamarin. But it doesn't look like we can configure the socket as a VoIP socket on iOS? We'd like to use this library, but this is a must have for us.

          We're currently using raw CFStreams and setting the NSStream.NetworkServiceType property on the CFReadStream, like so:

          void ConfigureStream(CFStream stream, bool isSecure, EventHandler<CFStream.StreamEventArgs> handler)
          {
          var nsstream = new NSStream(stream.Handle);
          if (stream.GetType() == typeof(CFReadStream)) {
          nsstream[NSStream.NetworkServiceType] = NSStream.NetworkServiceTypeVoIP;
          }
          }

          8 votes
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          • Make readable ScrollView visible rectangle

            When a lot of things are in scrollview, updating just the visible ones is top for performance improve, so these value could be useful and probably easy to make readable.

            3 votes
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            • Landscape Orientation for MediaPicker

              The current Xamarin.Media.MediaPicker on iOS (using the canned UI) seems to require portrait orientation. We have an app that is landscape only and would prefer not to have to build or own UI just to support the MediaPicker in landscape. Please help. Thanks!

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              • 5 votes
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                • Access Music & Playlist

                  I would like to be able to access Playlist and Music files.

                  4 votes
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                  • Xamarin Studios with Websockets

                    With html5 websockets has made the communication between the application and server very effective and smooth. As far as the native apps deal with websockets , xamarin studios is definitely most desirable which we hope to see the realization in near future.

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                    • Facebook Native SDK for android

                      Currently WebVeiw based cross platform Facebook SDK is the only option on Android which does not provide as convenient UI as Facebook Native SDK. Currently Facebook Native SDK is only available for IOS in Xamarin.

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                      • Profile Thumbnail URI access in Xamarin.Contacts

                        I would like to be able to access the Profile Thumbnail URI in the Xamarin.Contacts.Contact class. Otherwise, I would to use the content provider anyway to get this information which defeats the purpose of using Xamarin.Contacts.

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                        • Logging

                          A category/levels based (debug, info, warn, error, etc) logging API. Configuration so you can turn off particular log categories and also have multiple receivers (Console, Console.Error, TestFlight, etc).

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                          • WebSocket support

                            I want to talk with websocket server in cross platform

                            103 votes
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                            • Mobile API PCL Interface

                              Consider adding a PCL Interface project for Mobile API, making it easy to write ViewModel (Core) project.

                              48 votes
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                              • Spatialite extension for multi platform

                                In mobile app, many geo features like POIs, polygons, lines are used, and need to search them faster.
                                So, I want to have api porting this:
                                http://www.gaia-gis.it/gaia-sins/

                                16 votes
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                                • Cross-Plattform Monotouch.Dialog

                                  I love Miguel de Icaza's Monotouch.Dialog Framework (https://github.com/migueldeicaza/MonoTouch.Dialog). It offers a very quick, yet simple way of building interfaces. It would be great if there was also a stable Monodroid.Dialog implementation. Having both with a common API within the Xamarin Mobile API would be just perfect.

                                  44 votes
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                                  • SMS I/O (send, receive, enumerate)

                                    Would like to use SMS messages as a data transport.

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Alerts, Progress Indicators

                                      Add basic alerts, and alerts with options. Progress indicators, simple ones, few options needed. Spinning wheel type is perfect.

                                      37 votes
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                                      • Geolocation with maps

                                        Geolocation should work in conjonction with maps so that we can display easly location on maps in a portable framework.

                                        27 votes
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                                        • Cross-platform LRU or MRU ImageCache/Downloader

                                          Provide string path, or Uri object, download to disk or in-memory cache, provide some way to subscribe to delegate when available with a [UI]Image in the delegate parameters.

                                          18 votes
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