Owned by one of the tech-giants Microsoft, Xamarin is a powerful software used to develop applications and write code for multiple platforms or cross-platform. It is approved by approximately 1 million developers across the world. Yet, mobile application development community comprised of those developers who want to create only native mobile apps for every platform for a realistic look and feel and there are some developers for whom this way is quite expensive because they don’t want to spend a huge amount of money for several versions of the same mobile app.
Here are some of the reasons to use Xamarin for app development:
- One-time Code
For Xamarin mobile application development, developers need to learn only C#. While developing an application for Android or iOS, developers have to constantly develop and update their skills as per the latest trends and deal with completely different programming environments, as Swift or Objective-C is used for iOS whereas Java is for Android. So, by writing the code for an app based on Xamarin, developers avoid the extra time to learn this aspect.
By technical point of view, it is quite difficult for the developers to learn Objective-C and Java together as their core classes like libraries and collections are all different. To solve one problem, developers need to learn two distinct approaches. It costs more as it takes time to learn that. To develop a Xamarin application, learning C# is enough and can be proven effective on every platform.
- Unlimited UI
Both Android and iOS platforms have their own appearance patterns and behavior which the developers need to follow as the native apps look similar to each other. That’s why the look and feel of the application is very important.
Every feature has its roundabouts and swings, but by using Xamarin UI, the developer would make a great choice. It does not force them to use any common or standard pattern opposite to Android or iOS. They can create any environment as per their experience and taste, for their users. It can be done by using the drag-and-drop option in Xamarin.Forms.
Applications based on Xamarin looks native because it uses all the common services and features for the platforms. And that’s why the application doesn’t look stranger and feel foreign.
By the technical aspect also, Xamarin can create native-like applications because it utilizes iOS and Android-specific.Net libraries and classes that bring their unique characteristics to every application.
- Minimize The Market Time
To develop the application separately for Android and iOS to get native applications, developers need to do everything twice like executing their application’s logic for Android and iOS separately, fixing the bugs twice, and do the compilation two times.
But with Xamarin app development, both the cost and time is saved because developers don’t have to repeat this procedure every time for different platforms. Xamarin teams are able to deliver the solution for both Android and iOS faster and minimize the market time.
- Less Errors
Xamarin needs comparatively less coding and also the development team of Xamarin work together with each other and test the app to solve the problem and deliver high-quality solutions.
- Good Potential
For app development, there are the variety of platforms. Among them, there are two high priority platforms: Android and iOS. But probably, there would be several leading platforms in the future and companies have to focus on each. For that, either they would hire several teams or the developers of the company will learn each development environment. Both the things are practically not possible.
To achieve that, they need a tool to let them efface the boundaries and differences between technologies and run their app on multiple devices cheaper and faster. Xamarin can be proven as a perfect tool for that.
A large amount of code written separately for Android and iOS is generic and common. It doesn't matter how the developer minimizes it. The rates paid by the companies for the native development is very high and their team also does a double job.
To overcome this rate and over work issues, Xamarin cross-platform application development is the best solution. It lets the developers write the code once and run it everywhere, plus, it allows them to focus on the designing of an outstanding application with attractive and incredible features and then release to the users.