Since Microsoft announced the acquisition of Xamarin, mobile app development has become the relative clan of 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 is the next big thing in mobile app development.
For a newbie, it is just another mobile platform like Native or Hybrid, for developing applications using C #. But for major mobile app development companies, it’s a boon for developers. In fact, Xamarin has taken hybrid and cross-platform development to a whole new level and is able to combine all platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, or hybrid and cross-platform) into a single mobile application using the same code.
Xamarin: What is it?
Xamarin is a product that works in .NET and C # to produce original native Android and iOS applications with the same functionality. It is a Microsoft proprietary code language that uses the cross-implementation of the Common Language Specification (CLS) and the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI).
Technically speaking, it is the shared code base that makes it possible to combine all platforms in one application. Xamarin shares the C # code base for development. Using the codebase, India’s leading app developers 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 have developed and released a native Android app and over a period of time it has become a huge hit in the app market. What will your next step be? iOS platform
Why start from scratch when you can take advantage of Xamarin’s shared codebase, which can help you develop cross-platform applications?
The added benefit of Xamarin is that it can provide Microsoft proprietary products such as Visual Studio and NuGet, and it integrates .NET portable 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.
The major mobile app development companies completely trust the Xamarin product – no surprise! Rich application tools and built-in component store make it much easier for developers to handle. 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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