The mobile world is evolving. When you plan to develop an app for your business, an inevitable question that arises is, would it be cross-platform or native?
Needless to say, if you plan to develop your app for just one platform, then native is the way to go.
However, the real challenge is making an app for all three major platforms - iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile. You need multiple teams of skilled developers, specializing in each platform to address all your requirements. This is complex and time-consuming, and slows down your development process.
One way to cut down this complexity is opting for hybrid mobile app frameworks such as Appcelerator Titanium, Apache Cordova, and Kendo Mobile. However, the easiest and most efficient way to build mobile apps is using the Xamarin development environment and C#.
Want to know how it can simplify, and speed up your development process? Let's take a look.
Xamarin is an app development environment that lets you build, test, and monitor applications. Codes can be shared across multiple platforms, and the C# codebase can be used for Android, iOS and even Windows Mobile without any problems.
You don’t have to change the coding, APIs, and data structures for each platform.
Xamarin uses a single development language for iOS, Windows, Android, and any other compatible OS.
Here are some of the features that make Xamarin suitable for custom mobile application development:
How It Works
Building the Application: Xamarin automatically converts application code written in C#, into relevant code for iOS, Windows, or Android OS.
Maintaining Apps: Real-time monitoring is feasible with Xamarin and you can get detailed reporting for your apps with a single line of code. Xamarin Insights and mobile app selection enables you to see an overview of crashes and check the warnings and issues generated by your app. You will have access to a full report of affected devices for your complete reference.
These features make Xamarin one of the best mobile app development platforms available today. Do your developers use Xamarin? What features do they like the most? Please share your views about the app development platform in the comments below, and thanks for reading!