Recently many new approaches have been adopted to make mobile app development better. One of them is Xamarin. Xamarin is used for cross platform mobile development. Its unique feature is that it lets you share most of your code across all platforms. In spite of being a comparatively new tool, it has a large community of developers. It was built by developers of Mono which is an open source platform for development and it is based on the dot NET framework. It was first introduced in 2011 but was widely used in 2016.
Xamarin was primarily created as a commercial project. However, this witnessed a major change when it was acquired. It then became popular for being a cross platform which was used for developing apps within the ecosystem of Microsoft. This also made Xamarin more financially feasible. Microsoft came up with Xamarin SDK which is open source.
Features of Xamarin are as follows:
- C# language
The language used by Xamarin is C#. This is created for making all applications compatible with all mobile platforms. It can be used for making high performance applications yet make them look native. This is possible because it has been compiled natively.
- Based on the dot NET framework
C# is a popularly used language. It has a strong safety typing system which makes sure that the code does not behave unexpectedly. It is based on the dot NET framework and hence has features like asynchronous programming or async. This multipurpose code can now be used across all platforms. It also facilitates you to make a UI code which is specific to the platform. When you compare it to generic hybrid apps, they look native and have a better performance rate. It also provides users with better user experience.
This platform also provides two products Xamarin iOS and Xamarin Android. They both have two different compiling systems. In iOS, source code will be compiled into ARM native code meanwhile in Android, the code will be compiled to intermediate language and then into the native assembly code at runtime. But all these activities will be handled automatically. It also handles issues like memory allocation, garbage collection etc.
Xamarin.Forms is particularly used for creating prototypes for a separate product designed which shares 100 percent of the code across two platforms. Xamarin.Mac is used to build applications in Mac OS. Platform SDKs are particularly used for providing access to platform specific SDKs.
aTeamIndia helps all leading business across the world and industries to use Xamarin for building high performance native mobile apps. You are also exposed to applications created by other developers. This is facilitated by their visual studio. Designing a uniform user interface across platforms helps you make a native user interface. This gives much better user experience and the application will behave how the users want it to. Xamarin has brought some path breaking approaches to mobile app development. aTeamIndia helps to bring this to all developers and users.