Xamarin is open-source software that allows developers to write their applications with proper user interfaces and common code base for Android, iOS, and Windows. The solution uses the C# programming language on the .NET platform, which guarantees to work smoothly on all operating systems with the fullest coverage of the target audience.
There is a considerable Xamarin’s advantage over its alternatives: as it is a framework for cross-platform mobile applications, developers don’t have to create an app for each platform individually.
To improve development experience and prevent obstacles, Xamarin provides the following tools:
- Workbooks give access to documentation & code.
- iOS Simulator for Windows (interact easily via Visual Studio)
- Inspector helps to prevent difficulties with a user interface.
- .NET Embedding allows your Code to be consumed from other programming languages and in various environments.
- Profiler is an app that solves performance problems.
Xamarin Example: My Shoppe
It is a cross-platform app that enables online store owners to connect with a customer base and control their online business in an easy way. Sellers are empowered to create and manage shops, deal with feedback and call consumers with one click.
Speaking about clients, they can look through stores & locations (get information that includes phone, address, shop hours, etc.), navigate to a store, enjoy one-click location calling, and leave feedback.
- Uses PCL for backend interactions
- Advanced tools for diagnostic
- Mobile Development
- Custom controls
- Native platform integration for iOS & Android
- Friendly and intuitive interface
- Google emulator manager
- Software development
- Visual Studio integration
- App loader
- Gaming, etc.