Mobile App development has been growing at an incredible rate, thanks to the massive consumer dive into mobility. The proliferation of smartphones, the power of mobile computing, along with increasing speed has empowered mobility. It is literally redefining our lives.
It is a widely accepted fact that native applications have several advantages over the HTML5 or hybrid apps. However, before you start, it is important to narrow down on the app development platform. Whether you choose Android, Windows or iOS, you need to carefully study your customers in addition to your business requirements.
It is the most commonly used mobile application development framework with the rule write-once-run-everywhere coding for all the major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows. Xamarin empowers developers to write on a single code base for their mobile app irrespective of the development platform. Apart from this, it also delivers the perfect look and feel to any given platform’s native UI.
Here are the top 5 reasons to choose Xamarin over other mobile app development platforms.
Ease of use and high performance
With Xamarin, there is no need of managing various teams for specific platforms and products. You can leverage the advantages of Xamarin with Visual Studio. You can also leverage your existing mobile app code base.
Xamarin Component Store
You can add high-quality components to your mobile app directly from your IDE using Component Store. You can integrate popular backend such as Parse, Microsoft Azure and Salesforce. You can also add powerful security features like authentication and encryption.
Share code everywhere
You can use the same language, data structures and APIs to share about 75% of code across all major mobile app development platforms. This saves resources both in terms of manpower and money.
It is an API to build user interface code that can be shared across different platforms using shared C#. Apart from this, Xamarin.Forms contains more than 40 layouts and controls, which are mapped to native controls at runtime.
Portable Class Libraries
Portable Class libraries in Xamarin make it very easy for developers to share the same code base across multiple projects. Code and libraries have to be written once and can be shared across multiple platforms. Xamarin apps take advantage of platform-specific hardware acceleration and are compiled for native performance.
Customer satisfaction is important across different platforms and devices. You can reduce time-to-market which will improve your mobile app development lifecycle. Multiple platforms are here to stay and Xamarin can help you deliver applications in high demand scenario.