Bug 19079 - XAM210 content update ideas
Summary: XAM210 content update ideas
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin University Content ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Assignee: Mark Smith
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Reported: 2014-04-16 06:46 UTC by René Ruppert
Modified: 2014-06-16 11:25 UTC (History)
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Description René Ruppert 2014-04-16 06:46:07 UTC
For XAM210 I can think of some improvements:

* The app lifecycle slides could have info about all of the "Finished Launching" methods
* Background transfer API and remote notifications API is new in iOS7 as a background service and is not mentioned currently
(http://docs.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/application_fundamentals/backgrounding/part_3_ios_backgrounding_techniques/ios_backgrounding_with_tasks/)
* There should be an additional slide showing all the background services on iOS (GPS, Music, ...)
* The script says that the long running tasks can especially be useful for file transfers. This is discouraged in iOS7 and the new transfer API should be used. 
* The long running task sample uses Thread.Sleep(). I tried to change that to Task.Delay() and if I do *not* us a cancellation token, I get an "invalid IL error". Bug has been filed 19077)
* The Android Demo2 should provide a layout that already has the button to start the service. Makes no sense to writer boilerplate UI code in a backgrounding course.
* Can we update all demos to the latest framework? Currently, they are Jelly Bean based.
* The GPS does not work in Genymotion Samsum S3. Maybe worth a note.