.Net MAUI + Azure Pipelines + iOS TestFlight!

In this post, I want to show you how to publish a .NET MAUI app via TestFlight from an Azure Pipeline. These tools allow you to create cross-platform Android and iOS apps, then use pipelines to build the app any time its code changes, and deploy an unofficial version of the app to a group […]

Add iOS and Android Splash Screens to an Ionic Angular App

It’s easy to add an iOS or Android splash screen into an Ionic Angular app using the @capacitor/splash-screen package. This is a simple and effective way to provide a pleasing visual experience to the user while the app is loading. In this article, I will explore how to add an iOS and Android splash screen […]

Adding a New Android Permission in a Xamarin App

As you know, Android is always adding features in its new versions and now the Post Notifications permission has been introduced from Android 13. In this blog, we are going to explore how to request it in our Xamarin.Android projects. Sample Project 1. Let’s set Android 13.0 as the Target framework. Open your project settings […]

Android Splash Screen Logos and Animations with Xamarin

Android 12 has a few surprises for mobile developers, and its new splash screen is one of the most notorious. In previous versions of the SDK, you needed to create an activity if you wanted to customize the splash screen. However, we now have access to the splash screen API to customize the screen. You […]

Shadows Everywhere in Xamarin.Forms

As you know, Xamarin.Forms (and now .NET MAUI) allows us to create cross-platform mobile apps. However, one of the biggest challenges with these technologies is knowing how to customize your Controls and UI. In this blog, we are going to explore some awesome libraries to add cool drop shadow effects to our projects. Xamarin Community […]

Awesome Mobile Forms with Xamarin Community Toolkit

Xamarin Community Toolkit is an official library provided by Xamarin which includes animations, behaviors, converters, effects, and many other things that help speed up development. Its first stable version was released in January 2021 and since then it has been widely used in cross-platform mobile development. As an example of its power and usefulness, I’m […]

So You Want to Migrate a Xamarin.Forms App to .NET MAUI

.NET MAUI is out, Xamarin.Forms support will end on May 1, 2024, and you are probably thinking “How can I migrate my Xamarin.Forms app to this new .NET MAUI framework?” Fear not, my fellow developers! I shall provide an example of how we can migrate an app to .NET MAUI. However, there are some requirements you […]

Using Private NuGet Feeds in AppCenter

The Problem Recently, I was working on a Xamarin.Forms project consuming a private NuGet feed. Because the account I use to log in to Visual Studio has permissions to consume that feed, I just added the feed address to Visual Studio and I could use it without any problems. But when I tried to build […]

HealthKit Not Working in the Background of Xamarin.Forms Anymore—What To Do!

I recently updated the Nuget packages of an Xamarin.Forms application which accesses health and physical activity data in iOS and has been doing it successfully for a long time. One of the libraries to update was the third-party library responsible for taking the data from HealthKit and preparing it to be sent to the server. […]

Xamarin Isn’t Dead; It’s Evolving Into .NET MAUI

The world of cross-platform app development is undergoing a major revolution right now thanks to .NET MAUI—the next evolution of Xamarin.Forms.  Using .NET MAUI, developers can build a single project and compile it into native code and native UI components running on a broad array of platforms including Android, iOS, MacOS, and Windows. What Is […]

Montage Portal

Montage Furniture Services provides furniture protection plans and claims processing services to a wide selection of furniture retailers and consumers.

Project Background

Montage was looking to build a new web portal for both Retailers and Consumers, which would integrate with Dynamics CRM and other legacy systems. The portal needed to be multi tenant and support branding and configuration for different Retailers. Trailhead architected the new Montage Platform, including the Portal and all of it’s back end integrations, did the UI/UX and then delivered the new system, along with enhancements to DevOps and processes.


We’ve logged countless miles exploring the tech world. In doing so, we gained the experience that enables us to deliver your unique software and systems architecture needs. Our team of seasoned tech vets can provide you with:

Custom App and Software Development

We collaborate with you throughout the entire process because your customized tech should fit your needs, not just those of other clients.

Cloud and Mobile Applications

The modern world demands versatile technology, and this is exactly what your mobile and cloud-based apps will give you.

User Experience and Interface (UX/UI) Design

We want your end users to have optimal experiences with tech that is highly intuitive and responsive.


This combination of Agile software development and IT operations provides you with high-quality software at reduced cost, time, and risk.

Trailhead stepped into a challenging project – building our new web architecture and redeveloping our portals at the same time the business was migrating from a legacy system to our new CRM solution. They were able to not only significantly improve our web development architecture but our development and deployment processes as well as the functionality and performance of our portals. The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Trailhead has proven themselves to be a valuable partner.

– BOB DOERKSEN, Vice President of Technology Services
at Montage Furniture Services

Technologies Used

When you hit the trails, it is essential to bring appropriate gear. The same holds true for your digital technology needs. That’s why Trailhead builds custom solutions on trusted platforms like .NET, Angular, React, and Xamarin.


We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

  • Project Management
  • Architecture
  • Web App Development
  • Cloud Development
  • DevOps
  • Process Improvements
  • Legacy System Integration
  • UI Design
  • Manual QA
  • Back end/API/Database development

We partner with businesses who need intuitive custom software, responsive mobile applications, and advanced cloud technologies. And our extensive experience in the tech field allows us to help you map out the right path for all your digital technology needs.

Our Gear Is Packed and We're Excited to Explore with You

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Together, we can map your company’s tech journey and start down the trails. If you’re set to take the first step, simply fill out the contact form. We’ll be in touch – and you’ll have a partner who cares about you and your company. 

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