Top 10 Benefits of using Xamarin for App Development

Xamarin is great way to cut expenses down when developing intricate applications for multiple operating systems. Instead of developing a complete application for each system, which increases time to market and depletes monetary resources, developers can syndicate about two-thirds of a single codebase using C#.

With a C#-shared codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms. If you are developing using Xamarin, that mean you are making native apps. That mean:

  • More reliable and flexible.
  • Native performance.

Nowadays many company will switch to Xamarin because now it is free and has Microsoft support and that has many benefits:

      • It Works Great. Native Experience- Build native UIs. Some people see this as a negative, “what do you mean I have to build two UIs?” But that is actually a positive. You can more easily follow design guidelines for iOS and android, than if you use a hybrid tool or Xamarin.Forms.
      • Xamarin Becomes Free- Many companies will switch to Xamarin because now it is free and has Microsoft support. Resources will be free and more than before.
      • Microsoft Support- Xamarin now offers further mix with Visual Studio and delivers completely agreeable .NET Portable Class Libraries. Plainly Xamarin is an item to focus on.
      • Automatic Testing- The test cloud enables automatic testing on apps.
      • Native UI Interface- Xamarin excels at being a tool that delivers high performance with device-specific experiences using native API’s to create a User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UE) that the users of specific devices are accustomed to.
      • Reduces Development Cost & Time Goes Down by 40%- Because companies will not hire new mobile developers for iOS and Android just will depend on their .Net C# developers.
      • Object Oriented Coding with Cross Platform Result- Xamarin allows cross platform compatibility.
      • Built-in Analytics to View Analytics Result for the App.
      • 75% Native as Compared to the Actual Native Platforms.
      • Gives High Performance- Write all apps in C# and share the app code across mobile development platforms.

mobile development platforms

Here are some benefits of using Xamarin for Mobile App Development over Native Java and Swift:

Visual Studio

Visual studio is one of the best IDE available today. I use both Visual studio(for C#, .Net related applications) and Eclipse(for Java EE related applications) at work, and if I had to choose the best out of those 2, without a doubt I would choose Visual Studio. The intelliSense and refactoring abilities in visual studio is remarkable. It also has a lot of features and one of the best debuggers out there. Xamarin is tailored to be developed in Visual studio so you’ll have a great time using visual studio.

Cross-platform Development

The main benefit of using Xamarin over Native Java and Swift is the ability to develop an app that can run both on Android and iPhone – Cross platform app development. This will save developers a lot of time and companies a lot of money. If you were to develop an android app in Java, you would have to write the same code in Swift for the app to run on an iPhone.

Less to Learn

If you plan to develop native apps for both Android, iPhones and also Windows Phone then you would have to learn, Java(Android), Swift(iPhone) and C#(Windows Phone) but when you use Xamarin you only need to learn one language C# and one core set of classes.

App which is for video recording, that makes merging and separation of videos, adding filters, sharing with groups and making friends from contacts. Overall: some multimedia stuff and lot of business staff also. — Use Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android + Core PCL library.

One of the coolest aspects of Xamarin is that it doesn’t try to force commonality where none exists. Both Android and iOS have UI and SDK features that are distinct to each platform’s appearance and behavior. These features are central to iOS apps feeling like iOS and Android apps feeling like Android.

If you want to target multiple platform then surely go with Xamarin. But still we would recommend trying Objective C/Swift first (just the basics) and then move to Xamarin. Knowledge of native development will always help you when developing on Xamarin and will get you on speed initially.

Conclusion

Since Xamarin helps you build applications across all three major platforms (iOS, Android and Windows), I strongly believe that going with Xamarin is your best choice. Building a solution and choosing a language depends greatly on the skill set of the people working on the solution. Xamarin works great for us, we hope it would great for you.

About Author

Mr. Deepak Patel is the backbone of iMOBDEV Technologies– A leading Android & iOS app development company based in India & USA. From the past 7 years under his leadership, the company has delivered unparalleled and challenging apps to the global clients. Technology geek is curious for knowing the latest tweaks relevant to the mobility solutions & love to share the informative articles on the same including with his own point of view of thinking.

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