In this post I return to the EvalUate application I was building earlier in this series.
We’re going to add the ability to take a photo of the item you are thinking about buying. It turns out there are a number of different ways to access the camera, but I was looking for one that would work and play well with Xamarin Forms.
I’m pleased to say that the Xamarin Forms Labs, (XFL) an open source project, has a Camera service (though it is in Beta).
XFL looks very exciting and much has been written about it already, though it is comparatively new, with Google returning over 18,000 hits on an exact match. A number of us at Falafel Software will be blogging about various features from XFL in coming weeks.
Using the Camera with the Xamarin Forms Library
XFL is, as I say, quite young, and so the documentation is not 100% — but there is a wiki and there are samples. I decided to dive in and modify EvalUate to add the ability to take a picture when you add a new “item.” Continued here…