With the demand for cross-platform mobile app development solutions on the rise, the number of available tools is likewise increasing. Xamarin is one of the most popular frameworks for creating cross-platform applications for iOS, Android, and other platforms.
Xamarin is the only platform that offers complete API coverage and extensive code-sharing capabilities across iOS, Android, and Windows apps, giving businesses the potential to reach 2.6 billion devices using C#. The Xamarin framework simplifies cross-platform app development, allowing developers to maximize code reuse and address the challenges associated with separate coding languages and UI paradigms.
Launched in 2011, Xamarin gained increased credibility after being acquired by Microsoft in 2016. Businesses can reap the benefits of this robust and reliable platform to quickly and effectively launch their apps on multiple devices.
At Chudovo, our Mobile engineers leverage cross-platform mobile development frameworks to create native-looking applications for multiple platforms, such as Android and iOS, with a single codebase. This streamlined process offers businesses a cost-effective, time-efficient solution for their mobile app development needs.
Xamarin is a robust, enterprise-level, cross-platform application development framework leveraging C# and .NET technologies. This advanced technology allows businesses to create dynamic and productive applications with world-class performance.
- C# Businesses can benefit from writing their apps in C#, as existing code written in C# can be quickly and easily ported to iOS, Android, and Windows platforms with the help of Xamarin. This streamlined porting process means businesses can save time and money while creating the needed applications.
- Utilize MVC or MVVVM design patterns. Businesses can develop their application's User Interface using the Model/View/Controller pattern. It allows them to identify which parts of the application require native user interface elements of each platform (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac) and use this as a guideline to split the application into two components: "Core" and "User-Interface." It provides professional developers with a more efficient and effective way of creating user interfaces.
- Build native UIs. Each OS has its own application that provides a distinct user-interface layer for businesses. On iOS, UIKit APIs offer native-app experiences, and the Xamarin iOS Designer helps create visually appealing UIs. For Android, Android Views help create native-look applications, and Xamarin's UI Designer can help build them. Windows users can create presentation layers with XAML in Visual Studio or Blend's UI Designer, while Mac users will use Storyboards in Xcode. All these tools offer professional user experiences to create engaging applications.