Xamarin has grown to 1.4 million developers across 120 countries and was acquired by Microsoft to become part of its Visual Studio environment.
It allows you to build a native user interface for iOS, Android and Windows Phone using 100% shared C#. Industries such as gaming, media, Tech, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare has a strong belief in the potential for mobile app development. Now, with Xamarin building a mobile application, it is as easy as an Integrated development environment,
Well, have you ever considered building an app for android or ios, what was your first preference? Xamarin is unique, It allows you to build an application for iOS, Android and Windows Phone using 100% shared C#. It allows you to build a native user interface for iOS, Android and Windows Phone using 100% shared C#. It offers a single language – C#, class library, and runtime that works across all three mobile platforms of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone(native language is already C#).
This platform is unique it combines all of the power of native platforms and adds a number of powerful features of its own, including:
1. Software Development Kits-
Xamarin contains all the set of tools required for both iOS and Android. In Addition to this, these are easy to navigate and use, and provide robust compile-time type checking and during the development of an application. Leading to fewer runtime errors and higher quality applications.
2. Native Objective-
Xamarin gives you the power to use a wide array of 3rd party code that has already been created. You can take advantage of existing iOS and Android libraries written in Objective-C, Java or C/C++. It also offers binding projects that allow you to easily bind native objective-c and java libraries using a declarative syntax.
3. Language Constructs-
The applications as we know is written in C#, a modern language that includes significant improvements over Objective-C and Java such as LINQ, Parallel Programming features, Functional Constructs such as Lambdas Dynamic Language Features,, sophisticated Generics, and more.
C# code can be compiled for use in an application, which provides access to thousands upon thousands of libraries that will let you do things that are not already covered in the Base Class Library or BCL.
5. Integrated Development Environment (IDE)-
Xamarin uses Visual Studio. The feature that Modern IDEs include is a sophisticated Project,code auto-completion, and Solution management system, integrated source control, a comprehensive project template library,and many others.
6. Cross-Platform Support for Mobile-
Xamarin offers sophisticated cross-platform support for the three major mobile platforms, iOS, Android and Windows. Its library offers a unified API to access common resources across all three platforms.Thus reducing both development cost and time to market for mobile developers that target the three most popular mobile platforms.
Because of Xamarin influence on iOs, Windows and Android, it fills a void for application developers that want to use a modern language and platform to develop cross-platform mobile applications. It saves time and money, what else could you wish for. KIndly let us know.