by Ashish Sharma Digital Marketing Expert

Xamarin has gained momentum over the recent years in the field of app development. It has contributed immensely in making the app development procedure easy and comprehensive. It has managed to equal Java in the field as well. Xamarin provides grounds for an effective app development along with several features. Thus, it is important to understand the basics and advantages of Xamarin before engaging it in the app development procedure. 

SISGAIN is a leading mobile app development company that uses Xamarin in the process of app development. Xamarin Apps developed by SISGAIN provide a user friendly interface and a wide range of features.  This results in high functionality and cost effectiveness. The company extends white label facilities to different parts of the world, including USA, UK, Canada and Africa. It proved to be an eminent name in the field of android app development. Apps developed through SISGAIN are therefore comprehensive, making it an eminent name in the process of software development.

Why Xamarin?

Xamarin is a leading tool used for the development of a mobile app be it for android or IOS. It is based on Microsoft Technology, thus, carrying its features as well. Xamarin offers a wide range of features which shall be discussed below. These features might help you understand the concept better.

  1. Based on C# 

Xamarin is based on C# programming, thus making it object oriented and safe. C# offers high flexibility and allows various facilities. C# is highly comprehensive and effective when it comes to app development, be it for android or iOS. In other words, Xamarin is easy to grasp and the developers do not need too much effort to utilize it.

  1. Has a .Net framework

It is based on C# language. It is a safe language and prevents code from acting unexpectedly. C# is a .NET structure language so it offers several .NET features like LYNC and LAMBDAS. This is immensely helpful to the .NET developers.

  1. Compliance

Xamarin is adaptable to both android and IOS. This facilitated multi functional behaviour of the programming language.  One can easily switch from android to iOS, or the other way round. 

  1. Project structure

Most of the apps developed on Xamarin run on windows if visual studio and Xamarin is installed. The software shall be debugged directly from the device. If an iOS app is to be developed on windows it can after a connection with the iOS stimulator is established. A visual stimulator is also present that enables the running of the app directly on mac devices.

  1. Combined testing environment

Test cloud is an important aspect when it comes to app development. Most of the apps are tested after the development procedure is completed or before submitting to the store. In case of a flaw, the app has to be rebuilt all over again. However, with Xamarin, the developer can test the app on the cloud continuously during the development, thus giving importance to effort and time.

Pros. of Xamarin

  • Single technology for all means

  • Efficiency similar to native

  • Experience Wise resemblance to native

  • Outstanding hardware support

  • Low maintenance

Cons. of Xamarin

  • Limited access to open source libraries; however some access source is granted.

  • Expensive if you are using it for professional use.

Xamarin VS native

Efficiency wise, Xamarin is often considered to be similar to native. All functionalities offered by native can be found in Xamarin. Although hybrid development tools are emerging at an impressive pace, Xamarin still is considered to be leading as it offers native effectiveness. Thus, Xamarin and Native are rather complimentary than contrasting.

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About Ashish Sharma Committed   Digital Marketing Expert

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