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Shiny v3 for .NET

Shiny is a cross platform framework designed 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!


  • Xamarin iOS
  • Xamarin Android
  • .NET 8 for Android
  • .NET 8 for iOS
  • .NET 8 for MacCatalyst


  • 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
  • Periodic Background Jobs
  • BLE Client & Hosting
  • Beacons Ranging & Monitoring
  • Locations - GPS & Geofencing
  • 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


Visual Studio Templates

These templates will help get you up & running quickly. Simply select what features of Shiny you want to use and they will wire up everything from permissions to app configuration.

GitHub NuGet

dotnet new --install Shiny.Templates

Integrating With Existing Apps

If you cannot use our awesome templates - try our ugly, but effective boilerplate builder at:

Support Shiny!

While Shiny is free and will continue to be so, maintenance and support takes a heavy toll on sustainability. If you or your company have the resources, please consider becoming a GitHub Sponsor. GitHub Sponsorships help to make Open Source Development more sustainable.

Depending on your Sponsorship Tier, you may also get access to some great benefits on Sponsor Connect ( including:

  • The Sponsor Only Discord server
  • Training available ONLY to sponsors on Sponsor Connect
  • Special sponsor-only packages

How about some Shiny Gear

Premium Paid Support

Looking for consulting for your .NET applications and Shiny, you can now book a time with Allan Ritchie on here: 1-1 Consulting Session




For more info on Shiny and other great .NET content, listen to Jon Dick (aka Redth) and Allan Ritchie (Author of Shiny) every week at: