To use the Airship SDK with your application you will need to link the SDK. We recommend using the linking setting Link Framework SDKs Only.
Xamarin Hot Reload might not work, this is a known issue that Microsoft has stated about the feature. However, the Airship SDK does not work in an emulator and is required to be tested on a device. Our SDK requires access to the APNS push token to be able to send messages to users and Apple does not allow the iOS emulator to register for push notifications.
Technical Support Engineer
Airship | Portland