Xamarin gives developers full access to the native toolkits used by iOS, Android, and Windows. Thanks to that feature, it can provide a native design and feel for the applications. This is possible thanks to the use of platform-specific elements offered by Visual Studio and C#. Xamarin iOS and Xamarin Android allow the developers to use a complete software development kit of iOS and Android. Xamarin.Essentials is a library that gives you access to the native APIs and Xamarin.Forms gives a UI toolkit for all mobile platforms. As a result, you can take advantage of Xamarin’s flexibility and find tools that suit your project.
Single Tech Stack
One of the main advantages of Xamarin is a cross-platform app development with a single language – C#. There are no weird hybrid mixes of tech stacks – C# creates all sorts of solutions that allow the developers to create cross-platform apps. More so, developers do not even need to switch between different environments – they can just work in Visual Studio. This saves lots of time and makes the development process much more convenient. Working with a single language makes Xamarin easier to learn and use.
Xamarin is a write-once-use-everywhere code, which means that you can use particular snippets of the code for a wide variety of products. A single code can be used on different platforms, and when it comes to porting an application to a different operational system, it only requires slight changes. This feature saves developers weeks and even months in development, so Xamarin is quite a time-efficient solution.
Time and Cost-Efficiency
A single tech stack and reusable codebase save tons of time on the development cycle. Basically, the developers can code once and reuse most of the code for other solutions with only slights alterations to the code. It cuts the development timeline, which means reduced time to market. Since everything happens within the .NET framework, you can hire a single team of professionals to build your app from the ground up. The development, design, deployment, and testing get much simpler and more streamlined, which cuts the time and money you’d spend on the project.
Xamarin apps are remarkably easy to maintain. They are also scalable and can be updated easily whenever you need them. The framework is quite reliable, though, whenever the issues occur, they are really easy to fix – the developers can just make the changes in the source code and it will automatically translate to all the solutions. Once again, it saves you time and money. More so, there is a huge community of Xamarin developers who provide comprehensive support and well-structured guidelines for code maintenance.
The platform is rather reliable and it offers great solutions for testing and monitoring the performance of the application. You can use Xamarin Test Cloud to check whether everything runs smoothly, check all the elements of the app, all of its 3d assets, and all of the visual elements. You can run automated tests on multiple devices to evaluate the performance of the app.