At Rockers Technology, we understand that the basic idea behind creating mobile apps is to run those apps seamlessly across major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows. Hence, we use the Mobile App Creation Software known as Xamarin to develop native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows in C#.
Xamarin is the most trusted platforms for our mobile app development across different platforms that not only works as a great mediator across the platforms, but also helps the team to develop apps that look and feel native.
Another reason to rely on Xamarin for Mobile App Development is that it allows the developers to create apps using C#. Apps built using C# use similar syntax and sophisticated features like Generics, Linq, and Parallel Task Library. Also, the mono .Net Framework eases out the cross-platform implementation of features.
As the underlying language in use is C# with the .Net Framework, sharing code between platform becomes easy and apps are built faster across all platforms that don’t just operate seamlessly but also work similar across these platforms.
Benefits of Using Xamarin To Build Mobile Apps:
1. Native applications
Native design is the most preferred solution for the clients who are going the app way. With the help of Xamarin, this ultimate criteria of the clients can be easily fulfilled as it allows the developers to code in C#. Using Xamarin allows our developers to offer the advantages of native UI, access to specific-device features, and most importantly, native performance. With the code sharing feature across all the mobile platform, Xamarin also helps in reducing the time span for development process.
2. Shared app logic
The other important factor to consider Xamarin as the best tool for app development is its feature to share app logic across multiple platforms. App logic beneath the UI layer, such as web service called, backend enterprise integrations, input validation, and database interactions are often coded in C#. Xamarin uses this factor and allows the developers to share as much as 75% of the code across different operating systems with ease, thereafter saving a lot of time and offering seamless functionality with less room for bugs in the process.
3. API integration
In terms of API integration, Xamarin consists of the same APIs and UI controls that are used to build iOS, Android and Mac apps over their respective platform specific languages. Also, for Windows development, Xamarin along with Microsoft Visual Studio offers simple integrations to build Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. Based on these inbuilt integrations, code can be easily shared across different platforms with the help of Portable Class Libraries (PCL) as well as decent application design. Any new advancements or features introduced over any operating system can be easily supported with the help of Xamarin’s unique binding technology. The team at Xamarin works hard to offer latest support packages for the new features available on iOS8 and Android L, soon after their release.
4. Xamarin Component Store
Apart from the common factors across the platforms, Xamarin also believes in collaboration and sharing within its environment through Xamarin Component Store. Mobile App Developers can go through an array of both free and paid components that comprises of UI controls, third party web services, cross-platform libraries that helps them write apps by adding just a few lines of codes. The Component Store is also accessible through Xamarin Studio and Xamarin’s Visual Studio extensions.
5. C# factor
As we all know that C# is a simple yet modern, purely object-oriented programming language. The type-safety feature of C# assures that no type errors would result into flawed program behavior. Being evolved from C++, C# allows the program to treat simple data types as objects that makes the whole program flexible and easily manageable through coding. In order to develop apps within an asynchronous programming environment, C# with .NET framework comes out as the best programming language for cross-platform adaptability.