Ever since Microsoft announced the acquisition of Xamarin, mobile app development has turned to the relative clan of the most popular app development across all platforms. The fact that Xamarin products were used by 1 million developers in 120 countries is an absolute testament to why it’s the next big thing in mobile app development.
For a newbie, it’s just another mobile platform like Native or Hybrid, for developing apps using C#. But for major mobile app development companies, it’s a boon for developers. In fact, Xamarin has taken cross-platform and hybrid development to a whole new level and is capable of combining all platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, or cross-platform hybrid) into a single mobile app using the same code.
Xamarin: What is it?
Xamarin is a product that works on .NET and C# to produce native native Android and iOS apps with the same functionality. It is a Microsoft proprietary code language that uses the cross-implementation of the Common Language Specification (CLS) and Common Language Infrastructure (CLI).
Technically speaking, it is the shared code base that makes it possible to combine all the platforms in a single application. Xamarin shares the C# code base for development. Using the code base, the best app developers in India develop apps for native Android, iOS, Windows, cross-platform and hybrid platforms and share them across multiple platforms.
Xamarin: Why is it important?
Let’s say you’ve developed and released a native Android app, and over a period of time, it has become a huge hit on the app market. What will be your next move? iOS platform??
Why start from scratch when you can take advantage of Xamarin’s shared codebase that can help you develop apps across multiple platforms?
The added benefit of Xamarin is that it can provide Microsoft proprietary products such as Visual Studio and NuGet, and it integrates portable .NET class libraries for coding. It also allows developers to add the component to their applications directly from the IDE. Backends like Azure, Salesforce, SAP, and Parse can also be integrated within the application. In fact, Xamarin offers the best of both worlds: native Java code capability and code reuse.
Xamarin’s product is completely trusted by top mobile app development companies, no surprise! The rich application tools and integrated component store make it much easier for developers to manage. Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin Test Cloud, Xamarin for Visual Studio, Xamarin Studio, Xamarin.Mac, .Net Mobility Scanner and RoboVM are the products offered by Xamarin (owned by Microsoft).
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