Advantages of using Xamarin for your Mobile Projects

Advantages of using Xamarin for your Mobile Projects

Xamarin – A Coder’s Delight

Xamarin is a cross-platform development tool. It solves dilemmas many developers face when developing cross-platform apps like separate coding languages and UI paradigms. With Xamarin, you can use C# for iOS, Android, and Universal Windows apps.

Xamarin allows the following features: 

  • Use C# – Allows to write your apps in C#. Existing code written in C# can be ported to iOS and Android using Xamarin very easily, and obviously used in Windows apps.

  • Utilize MVC or MVVVM design patterns – Allows to develop your application’s User Interface using the Model/View/Controller pattern. You can determine which parts of your application will be using native user interface elements of each platform (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac) and use this as a guideline to split your application into two components: “Core” and “User-Interface”.

  • Build native UIs – Each OS-specific application provides a different user-interface layer. On iOS, you can use the UIKit APIs to create native-looking applications, optionally utilizing Xamarin’s iOS designer to create your UI visually.On Android, you can use Android.Views to create native-looking applications, taking advantage of Xamarin’s UI designer.On Windows you will be using XAML for presentation layer, created in Visual Studio or Blend’s UI designer.On Mac, you will use Storyboards for the presentation layer, created in Xcode.

Understanding Xamarin

Benefits of Xamarin:

  • Native User-Interface

  • It is the best Native App Development Platform for app developers to build native mobile apps. Xamarin has great native user interface & controls which allow you to create a native app.

  • Cross-Platform App Development

  • Xamarin is a perfect choice for Cross-platform app development.

  • Allows you to build Apps for Windows, Android, and iOS app & also share codes over multiple platforms.

  • Less Number of Bugs

  • The Xamarin provides an app with very less number of bugs. In addition, you can also enhance app performance using the Xamarin Insight. The Xamarin Insight helps to monitor and keep a record of crashes and exceptions.

  • API Integration

  • There is no need to create different API for different mobile platforms because the Xamarin allows you to use the same API to build iOS, Android, and Windows applications.

  • Useful CompiledCode

  • Xamarin allows you to generate productive and high-performing code that can access every native API. It is very easy to create the device-specific applications over different mobile platforms.

  • Huge community and Support available

  • The integration process is very easy because of Xamarin. You can easily integrate Xamarin with various SDKs of specific mobile operating system. It supports different devices that mean you just need to unite and Android SDK and GDK with Xamarin Studio to create an app. Xamarin.Android supports modern devices like Google Glass, Fire phone, and Android Wear etc.

  • Shared Code Base

  • Xamarin Form is a library which allows you to reuse the code multiple times to create native user-interface for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. With Xamarin Forms you get 40+ cross-platform layouts and controls for a complete native interface.

 

It comes as your all in one solution to mobile devops. Build, Test, Develop, Distribute and Monitor native mobile apps across multiple platforms, using just one tool!

As contrary to most other cross-platform mobile application development tools, Xamarin allows you to build NATIVE apps running across multiple platforms and not only this, it integrates the entire mobile application development process. In simpler terms, it reduces by one third the time, effort and money for a mobile application development.

Xamarin will be having a bright future the way they are minimizing the gap between various platforms also especially after Microsoft acquired it and now has been free.

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