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Introduction of Xamarin: Advantages and Disadvantages

When we come to the software and tools for application development, then there are plenty of options for the developers. Different frameworks, tools, and software have been introduced for the development process to turn the method easy, smooth, and faster.

Some tools and frameworks are ruling the industry, whereas some have lost their presence from the market. So, today we will introduce you to the Xamarin platform and will give you strong reasons to hire Xamarin developers.

So, letís know about Xamarin.

What is Xamarin?

Xamarin is a framework that supports cross-platform including web, iOS, and Android. It is integrated with a single programming language c#. It helps to reduce the time and cost of mobile application development. Hence, in simple words, it is also known to build Android and iOS apps with .NET and C#.

Now, letís tell you the benefits of Xamarin

Advantages of Xamarin

Supports C# Programming Language

The best advantage of the Xamarin platform, it supports C# Programming Language, which is popular among developers. Due to its popularity, it is easy to use for developers and 70% of the codes can be reused in the Android, iOS, and web.

Fastest Development Cycle

Developing an app from scratch might take a lot of time, as writing and testing codes but as Xamarin supports C# programming language, the code can be reused in different platforms and it also supports the Native app, which leads to save a lot of time and efforts of the developers.

Less Maintenance

From time to time, application maintenance is an imperative task up-gradation is essential for technology platforms. But to upgrade individual platform is a time-consuming process. However, with Xamarin development you make changes in the source code and it will automatically get changed in the different platforms.

These were the advantages of the Xamarin development platform, now have a look at the limitations.

Limitations of Xamarin

Limited Coding

The coding has a limited scope, as the code of Xamarin App Development canít be shifted or reused for HTML5 or native application platforms. SO, it is essential that Xamarin professionals should have knowledge of .Net to easily convert the code if it is required.

Expensive for Enterprises

For startups and individual, Xamarin is totally free but enterprises have to purchase Microsoftís Visual Studio License. Even to explore its advanced services based on cloud and DevOps features, startups have to purchase the license.

OverLoaded Codes

For Xamarin developers, it can be hard to use one code for different platforms at the same time. It can be overrated for the Xamarin, smooth integration can turn into complexity. It may be complex for the creators because the apps they develop are already heavier than native apps.

Conclusion

Every coin has two sides. This principle which is applicable to Xamarin app development. It has both its advantages and disadvantages. Due to Java and other major presence of technology, this platform has given us various reasons to opt for Xamarin development, but itís time to make it popular.
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