As we saw in previous post, Xamarines a multiplatform development tool, owned by Microsoft, that allows developers to create applications on all market platforms from a single C # programming language.
That is, Xamarin prevents developers from having to use Java to develop an Android or Objetive-C app to develop an app on iOS.
But, in addition to this super advantage that characterizes this tool, we can summarize 7 essential points for which you should choose Xamarin when embarking to develop an app:
1. REUSE OF CODE:
With Xamarin, it is possible to develop in the three main platforms of the market (iOS, Windows Phone and Android), using the same C # programming language, sharing up to 90% of the code. This implies a considerable saving in time and resources, since it allows us to develop in all three platforms at once and, if we find an error, the correction will be applied in all the platforms when compiling it again.
“Write once, execute on all platforms”
2. NATIVE EXPERIENCES:
Xamarin provides a native user interface, providing access to all mobile hardware. With Xamarin we obtain 100% native applications, just as if they had been encoded in Objective-C, Swift or Java. In short, Xamarin assures us a very good user experience, vital in any app.
3. PROVIDES A TOTAL ACCESS TO THE API OF EACH PLATFORM:
The native platforms are constantly evolving and suffer continuous updates. Xamarin has as many third-party libraries as the native code itself. Therefore, it eliminates all the limitations that we could have regarding updates of the native operating system.
4. COVER ALL THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN APP:
From development, testing until production, thanks to tools such as Xamarin Test Cloud or Xamarin Insights.
5. DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL DEVICES:
Xamarin allows you to develop applications for all types of devices with the same user experience, from smartphones, smartwatch to Smart TV.
6. ADVANTAGES OF C #:
The language in which Xamarin develops, C #, is easy to learn, comprehensive and flexible. Learning is an easy and fast process compared to other programming languages.
7. MAXIMUM PROFITABILITY:
As a company, with Xamarin you have the advantage of not having to hire different teams of developers that master different programming languages for each platform. A single team is valid to develop on all platforms with a native result and a great user experience.
In short, if you want to develop a mobile application that works for all platforms and does not involve too many costs or efforts, Xamarin is your option. You will get the same user experience and the same features as a native application.