Xamarin Mobile Application Development
Mobile apps are getting popular with every passing day. With the proliferation of numerous mobile devices, highly competent mobile computing, enormous speed and bandwidth, internet usage of smart phones have clearly surpassed that on laptops and PCs, and evidently mobile apps are redefining business.
By helping our clients reach out to a global audience using our efficient business-critical mobile apps, we keep them ahead of the curve.
Whether they opt for Andriod, iOS or Windows, we take great care in analyzing their business requirements and their target audience.
We deploy the fast and reliable Xamarin platform, to develop intriguing and useful mobile applications for our clients. Xamarin is a user-friendly, cost-effective, cross-development platform that can share it’s C# codebase between iOS, Windows and Android.
Xamarin also helps our team integrate the developed mobile apps with social networks and cloud services like Azure, Salesforce and Amazon.
Benefits of Xamarin Over Other Platforms for Mobile Application Development
After having invested tremendous efforts and time in developing a state-of-the-art mobile app on a particular platform, the least desirable scenario you would want to come across is that you need to address another platform! For a business to flourish, it is imperative to attract customers using different mobile devices running on different platforms. Considering the aforementioned rich features and the consequential benefits of Xamarin, we at ARKA Softwares use this unparalleled framework to develop impeccable cross-platform native applications for our esteemed clientele.
C# is a versatile, modern, simple, type safe, object oriented programming language. Being OOL from the word go, it is way more than just an updated version of C/C++, treating even simple data types as objects. The type safe nature of C# helps avert typing errors that can result in an erratic program behaviour. The language-level support makes Asynchronous programming easy and enjoyable. Also in C#, lambdas are simple making development a breeze for functional programmers. With C#, you can share the same code on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and more. In short, C# is a great programming language for cross-platform development.
Xamarin permits application development for some popular mobile platforms by using a common codebase. By developing apps on Xamarin, we use the same code, data structures and APIs to share almost 80% of C# code across the board. This helps us use time and resources optimally, helps shorten the development cycle and also keeps the bugs from creeping in.
Using a proper application architecture and Portable Class libraries (PCL), make it quite easy for developers to share the same code across different platforms. They just have to write the code once that can be shared across Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS and Windows platforms. Developers can use popular Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) like ReactiveUI, Json.NET and SQLite on every platform, or create their own application logic as a PCL and use it across.
Xamarin test cloud allows us to evaluate the performance and user interface and debug the code of a cross-platform mobile app, directly in the cloud.
The Interface of a mobile application developed on Xamarin feels native because it is! To make them look and behave the way an end user expects, Xamarin applications are developed with regular, native UI controls. Apps developed on Xamarin have access to the whole range of functionalities provided by the underlying device and platform, including platform-specific features like Android Fragments and iBeacons.
With Xamarin Component Store we can incorporate some high class components into our app directly from Xamarin Studio (IDE), including web service APIs, controls etc. We can also integrate backends such as SAP, Azure, Salesforce and Parse, as well as incorporate robust security features such as encryption and authentication.
Xamarin.Forms is an API that helps us build UI code that can be shared across the board for iOS, Windows and Android Phone apps using 100% shared C# codebase. Xamarin.Forms comprises of more than 40 layouts and controls, that are mapped to native controls during runtime. This is how Xamarin Forms help optimize time and resources required for the development of similar UIs across different mobile platforms.