Xamarin, an open-source platform focused towards building modern applications for iOS, Android, and Windows with .NET. Xamarin allows developers to share an average of 90% of their application across platforms and write all business logic in a single language (or reuse existing application code) but achieve native performance, look, and feel on each platform. If you are looking to build Xamarin apps, it is important to partner with a trusted mobile app development company or hire a mobile app developer.
Xamarin applications can be written on PC or Mac and compile into native application packages, such as an .apk file on Android, or an .ipa file on iOS.
Xamarin developers can sare code, test and business logic across platforms, as well as write cross-platform applications in C# with Visual Studio.
Are you looking to build cross-platform applications with Xamarin?
The outline of the diagram shows the seamless architecture of a cross-platform Xamarin application. Xamarin lets you create native UI on each platform and write business logic in C# that is shared across platforms.
Why Xamarin is Idle for Startups
Xamarin comes across as a feasible option for startups. Xamarin allows users to extend the .NET platform with tools and libraries for iOS, Android, macOS and more. Right from back end code, business logic, data access to native API access, everything in app is written using C#. A mobile app development company can help you leverage the features across different platforms.
Popularly referred as “write once, use everywhere” development platform, Xamarin creates a 60-95% reusable code that can run effectively on various platforms providing native performance. Furthermore, this shareable codebase and a single technological stack reduce the costs typically associated for startup. You code once and then can reuse code for other solutions with minor tweaks and not spending time on the same procedure which means quick time to market for your product.
Xamarin integrates the capabilities of different native platforms, while adding features that include:
- Complete binding: Xamarin contains bindings for almost the entire underlying platform SDKs in both iOS and Android.
- Objective-C, Java, C, and C++ Interop – Allows to use existing iOS and Android libraries written in Objective-C, Java, or C/C++.
- Modern language constructs – Apps written in C#, a modern language includes significant improvements over Objective-C and Java.
- Mobile cross-platform support – Xamarin provides modern and sophisticated cross-platform support for the three major platforms of iOS, Android, and Windows.
- Shared code: Applications can be written to share up to 90% of their code, and Xamarin.Shared code can completely minimize costs associated with both development and turnaround time for mobile app developers.
Xamarin.Android apps compile from C# into Intermediate Language (IL): Just-in-Time (JIT) compiled to a native assembly when the application launches.
Xamarin.iOS apps: Completely Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compiled from C# into native ARM assembly code. C
Xamarin.Essentials: Library offering cross-platform APIs for native device features.
Xamarin.Forms: Open-source UI framework allowing mobile app developers to build robust apps for Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, as well as Windows from a single shared codebase.
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