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Reasons to Choose Xamarin for Cross Platform Development

by Nikunj Bhanushali CEO

In order to run an effective mobile application development, developers might choose Xamarin for cross platform development, for several reasons. To use Xamarin, the developers have to be good in C# to create a set of classes required for creating apps in both platforms.

To have less learning curve
A developer must have a sizeable learning curve, should be well versed with the entire process of lifecycle. His knowledge should be strong in UI norms and different mobile platform SDK. A developer with experience in .NET/C# can be good in working with Xamarin right away. This platform provides a complete implementation of C# and .NET class libraries. Every mobile platform makes use of two separate programming environments that are Java and Objective-C respectively. Not all developers are good in both the environment. However, there are collections as well as core classes that are involved in both the platforms.

There can be no limit
As the UI and SDK features are different from each other, even Xamarin does not try to force commonality on both the platforms. Yet, it retains their distinct identity without any force.

Has a distinct identity
The cross platform application tools try to add more spice to the existing environment, to make the apps distinctly different. Xamarin however gets adapted with the features of all platforms. It includes the .Net classes that is specific to the cross platform and the other as well, that exposes the unique features. It allows apps to share logic across both the platforms with a combination of core.NET classes with platform-specific classes.

Code must be written for both the platforms
Xamarin enables the developers to do code application logic once. Later, it can be shared on both the app stores. The apps are built on native environment. The logic needs to be implemented twice once in the Java and later in Objective - C. As the code needs to be written, therefore the time to the market is not fast enough. Nevertheless, with Xamarin the developers can focus efforts on bq3Tuilding app features. Working with Xamarin reduces the development time, but the time might not be reduced to completely half. Therefore, although the code is written for both the platforms the ultimate time required is comparatively reduced.

Lesser bugs
Xamarin allows the developers to prepare the code only once, which results in lesser bugs. The bugs can be traced with ease and corrected in no time. The framework stands for stronger test coverage. A developer can write, only for a single set of tests, which can be used as validation for both the iOS and Android platforms. The app can be tested and checked on a single platform but one at a time.

With Xamarin, Microsoft windows smart phone has a smart future and can make it large in the digital market. It is a set of tool that allows developers to develop application that supports multiple platforms with miniscule hassle. With a shared logic the apps for iOS/ Android can extend support to the windows phone thus can app can be created with very less investment in the Windows Phone development.


Nikunj Bhanushali is associated with Cogzie as Sales & Operations head and who loves sharing information regarding DNN, MVC, app development and JS Angular. Get in touch with him for Responsive Web Design Services.


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