As the usage of smartphones has increased among customers, application development has been growing at a rapid pace. In terms of global market share, Android tops the list. The next in line is Apple’s iOS and Windows, respectively. As a mobile app developer or a business owner, it gets confusing at times to choose the best platform for developing an application, other than its native platform.
Learning a new language, knowing the API’s, etc. is not only tedious but also a time-taking process. In that case, Xamarin will come to your rescue. With Xamarin, you can build cross-platform mobile applications to facilitate similar functions like platform native apps. You can directly develop apps for Android, iOS, and Windows apps from the Visual Studio itself.
Benefits of Xamarin Over Other Platforms
We bring you some of the profound benefits of Xamarin has over other technologies –
All of the Xamarin apps can be entirely built in Visual Studio. Xamarin takes the help of C# integrated with a.Net framework for creating apps for a mobile platform. Thus, you get to reuse about 96% of source code leading to a speedy production of the application. cycle.
As Good as Native Platform
The performance of Xamarin also meets the standards of native application development. With Xamarin, a cross-platform app can still get classified as a native app. The performance metrics can be easily compared with those of Java for Android and even Objective- C, or Swift to create a native app for iOS.
Visual Studio provides a total option to build, test, and track the performance of an app.
Native User Experience
With Xamarin, you can create a superb experience with the help of platform-specific UI elements. A lot of simple apps for iOS, Android, and Windows get designed with the help of Xamarin. The use of Xamarin with the Forms tool brings about a significant increase in the pace of application development. With such a speedy process of development, it becomes a fantastic option for business-oriented projects.
Xamarin provides your solution with native-level app functions. The tool eliminates every hardware compatibility issue through plugins and particular API’s. This allows Xamarin to work with conventional device functionality across all platforms.
With access to platform specific API’s, Xamarin provides the function of linking native libraries. It gives a better degree of customization and a native-level functionality with just a little added cost.
Strong Corporate Support
When Microsoft acquired Xamarin in the year 2016, the licensing policies underwent quite a lot of significant changes. Xamarin SDK, with runtime, command line tools, and libraries have all become open sourced and available as per MIT license through Visual Studio.
The cost of license tends to be a significant barrier, and by eliminating this, Microsoft opened up the doors to further development of this platform
Ease in Maintenance
Because of its cross-platform ability, Xamarin makes maintenance and providing updates easier. Developers can deploy the changes or updates to the source file itself. These updates then automatically get applied to both the iOS and Android applications.
It is important to note that this only works for the applications running on Xamarin. In short, with Xamarin, you save a lot of time and money spent on keeping your apps up to date.
GoodWorkLabs is one of the renowned company in Bangalore that uses Xamarin for mobile app development. The feature-rich layout and subsequent benefits make Xamarin an almost perfect option for cross-platform development. We at GoodWorkLabs have highly skilled developers who’ve delivered critical solutions based applications, for enterprises from different domains.
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