Xamarin Suggestions

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  1. Hyper-V should support Mac OS X

    In order to develop cross-platform Xamarin apps (Windows, Android and iOS) with help of Windows operating system, you need to have OS X machine too. It will be much handier if Hyper-V will support Mac OS X in some way and physical Mac could be replaced by virtual machine.
    VMware and VirtualBox can be used for this purpose, but such VM can not run with Hyper-V emulators (Windows or Android) side by side.

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  2. Commit to a support roadmap for all Xamarin maintained plug-ins

    So often I come to use a plugin supported by Xamarin, Monkey.Robotics is a good example, but the docs are out of date, or the samples are broken, GitHub bug reports don't get answered and it makes using, in this case Bluetooth a real headache. Something as fundamental as this (OAuth is another example), should be easy to use and supported?

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  3. Visual Studio Online support

    Given how well the software already works with Visual Studio and the fact there is a detailed guide to working with Microsoft Version Control. It would be great to have something like with VS, where you can log in and then have all necessary Version Control commands inside Xamarin Studio.

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  4. Idie License for free with limitations

    I'm mobile developer experienced with iOS and Android native development, over 4 years in both, and I cant evaluate the platform solution with a part-time study dedication,with 30 day trial for platform. Is better to have a fixed logo or splash screen for deploy, as license of Unity. There is no time to build more complex scenario.

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  5. A simple view on work in progress

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351877/a-simple-view-on-work-in-progress.html
    Make us stay tuned with a roadmap.

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  6. Xamarin platform should go Open-Source.

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
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    adoption would skyrocket, decision makers fears would dissapear, and Xamarin would sell support to fund development.

    38 votes
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  7. Enable "Embed assemblies in native code" for indie and business licencees as well.

    On Android Builds, Please make the option "Embed assemblies in native code" available for indie and business licensees as well.

    Come one ! 1000$ per year, per product, per developer !!! and still restricting functionality, don't you think you're going a little bit too far ?

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  8. Add the ability to search within a single forum only

    Right now the Forums search does search all forums at once. It'd be really useful having an option to limit the search to a single or more forums.

    9 votes
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  9. Extend Chat-Support hours to accommodate non-US based users

    Being based in Taiwan (GMT +8) I often have to wait till midnight before I can find a Xamarin support employee in the Chat rooms.
    Now Xamarin's user base is growing rapidly, it would benefit many users to extend the Chat support hours.

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