Shiny is a cross platform framework designed for Xamarin & UWP to make working with device services and background processes easy, testable, and consistent while bringing things like dependency injection & logging in a structured way to your code!


  • Handles all of the cruft like Permissions, main thread traversal, persistent storage and app restarts
  • Brings your infrastructure to the background
  • Provides logging to ensure you know when your services fail in the background
  • Gives a clean & testable API surface for your code
  • BLE Client & Hosting
  • Beacons Ranging & Monitoring
  • Locations - GPS, Geofencing, & Activity Monitoring (driving, walking, etc)
  • Push Notification - Native, Azure Notifications Hubs, Firebase, and more
  • Local Notifications - best of breed local notifications supporting almost all features across all of the supported platforms
  • Near Field Communications (NFC) - easy to use NFC tag reader
  • Sensors - every sensor available on your mobile phone is here


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