One of the most proficient cross platform mobile app development technologies, Xamarin is renowned for its two type of products – Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android. Now Xamarin community consists of more than 1.4 million developers worldwide. Due to its cross-platform feature for native mobile application development, Xamarin has become the topmost choice of developers as well as the businesses.
Here are the top advantages of using Xamarin for mobile app development –
1. One Technology Stack for All Platforms
The required coding in Xamarin mobile app development is based on C# and native libraries wrapped in the .Net layer. With this technology, cross platform running applications can be developed with utmost ease. It also contributes to the faster development cycle of mobile apps.
2. Shared App Logic
Apart from having native UI, the way of sharing app logic across multiple platforms makes Xamarin a must-use cross-platform development tool. Coding for UI layer, web service calls, input validation, backend enterprise interactions and database interactions are done in C# can be shared across various operating systems. It results in less coding time and best return on investment.
3. API integration & Ease of Development
Xamarin has the capability to bind the APIs and UI controls which are used to build Android, iOS and Mac apps in the concerned language of the platform. Xamarin with Microsoft Visual Studio also enables the developers to develop Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Developers can also share the codes among iOS, Android and Windows platform using Portable Class Libraries (PCL) and relevant application architecture.
4. Xamarin Component Store
There are various free and paid components available at Xamarin component store to help the developers in accomplishing their implementation with more smartness.
5. Full Hardware Support
The apps being developed on Xamarin platform are blessed with the native-level support of device hardware. Xamarin provides the facility to eliminate all sorts of hardware capabilities with the help of several plug-ins and APIs.