What is Xamarin and why choose this for mobile app development?
Xamarin is a native cross-platform technology used to write native apps for Windows, Android and iOS phones. To develop an app in Xamarin you must have knowledge of .net – C#. It works with visual studio that allows developers to build native mobile apps using c#.
On February 24, 2016, Microsoft announced the definitive agreement to obtain Xamarin. According to studies 1.3 million developers has been using this technology and Xamarin has 15000 customers all around the world such as Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, Honeywell, JetBlue and many more.
This technology uses the open source mono framework that has been built to implement the .net framework on all non-windows operating systems. It saves time and money for companies because there is no need to develop similar apps for individual operating systems, it allows developers to develop code once and share it on all three app stores.
If you are looking to develop your own app and newbie in this technology with zero or no experience in C#, then you must consult with a bespoke software Development Company that can help you in building your custom native app. Developing your app in Xamarin is a good choice as it has a number of advantages, let’s take a look below.
Why Choose Xamarin for Mobile App Development?
Each company find the ways where they can cut down the expenses investing in apps development. Nowadays, mobile devices are very popular and become a big source of income for companies. In this scenario every company wants to build mobile apps and reach maximum users. Xamarin comes with a new idea where companies can cut down the cost and develop a single app for all platforms.
Developers use totally different code for developing apps for Android, iOS and Windows. If you want the same app for three different OS’s then you have to find three developers, which take your time and money. Xamarin is a good idea to save your time.
Easy to Share code
Xamarin uses the PCL (Portable Class Libraries) that make it very easy for developers to use the same code over Xamarin. iOS, Xamarin.android and Windows Phone.
The big advantage of this software is its reusability feature. Developer can use old code in future and modify the app according to latest requirements.
Conclusion: It is abundantly clear that Xamarin is the best option when you are going to launch your app for Android, iOS and Windows mobiles.
It was paid sometime before but now Microsoft released a free edition for developers to taste Xamarin and develop beautiful native mobile apps for your customers.
It is open source NOW! Enjoy Coding!