Xamarin Development

Advantages of Xamarin

Code Once for Every Device

A major consideration of most businesses choosing to build a mobile application is the cost and time necessary to design, develop, and maintain a mobile application that can run on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. While Android and iOS native development provide unparalleled levels of quality and tight integration with the target platform, the extra work is not necessary for all applications and creating a native app using shared code IS possible. The most trusted way to solve for this issue is to build your application using Xamarin.

Xamarin’s cross-platform development software is a great choice for building native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows. Although Xamarin can be used for creating apps targeted at a single platform, its true power lies in creating a shared project that supports multiple platforms. Data models, web service API interaction, algorithms and logic written in C# can be fully shared across all mobile platforms. Furthermore, if your user interface conforms to standard user interface norms on iOS and Android, the entire user interface can be universally defined using XAML.

Approaching Xamarin the Right Way

Approach Xamarin Forms the Right Way

The mobile team at Productive Edge has been building cutting-edge apps using iOS Xcode and Android Studio tools for many years. Although Xamarin has been around for over 5 years, it was not until the release of Xamarin Forms in May of 2014, that our Chief Mobile Architect began to recommend and use the Xamarin platform for building large-scale enterprise-grade, cross-platform mobile apps. With the recent acquisition of Xamarin by Microsoft and with over 1 million developers on the platform, this decision has been validated many times over. Sure we continue to build apps in Java, Objective-C and Swift where those tools fit our clients needs best. Xamarin done right can be a very powerful tool indeed. Contact us today and let us help you decide whether to build separate Android and iOS apps or to use Xamarin Forms for your next project.

Advantages of Xamarin

Advantages of Xamarin

At Productive Edge, we believe Xamarin is an excellent and mature development platform with the strong backing of Microsoft for long-term stability. That’s not to say we believe Xamarin is the right solution for every project. After the close of the design and prototyping phase, we carefully evaluate the features, requirements, budget and expected completion date of your project against the technical advantages of each development approach. Xamarin is a great choice for most Enterprise mobile app projects where the primary purpose of the app is to act as a front-end user interface for a large server-side application. The inherent cost advantages of Xamarin also make it a perfect choice for projects with tight budgets and short timelines.

Our Secret Xamarin Sauce Our Secret Xamarin Sauce

Our Secret Xamarin Sauce

If Xamarin development is approached properly, all of the possible downsides are removed. At Productive Edge, we currently only recommend a very specific branch of Xamarin development that uses Shared Project (Instead of Portable Class Libraries) and that also uses Xamarin Forms for the User Interface. Contact our sales team today and arrange a call with our Chief Mobile Architect to learn firsthand about our Xamarin secret sauce. If you have already decided to move forward with Xamarin or if you are on the fence, let us walk you through what we believe is the only way to use Xamarin. You will be glad you did.

Our Secret Xamarin Sauce

If Xamarin development is approached properly, all of the possible downsides are removed. At Productive Edge, we currently only recommend a very specific branch of Xamarin development that uses Shared Project (Instead of Portable Class Libraries) and that also uses Xamarin Forms for the User Interface. Contact our sales team today and arrange a call with our Chief Mobile Architect to learn firsthand about our Xamarin secret sauce. If you have already decided to move forward with Xamarin or if you are on the fence, let us walk you through what we believe is the only way to use Xamarin. You will be glad you did.

A Look at Xamarin vs. Traditional Native Development: Whitepaper

An inside look at how our team developed native mobile applications in iOS and Android in half the time and at half the cost of traditional native development. Using Xamarin, our team was able to build thoroughly native applications for the ThinkTime mobile app in both iOS and Android using more than 90% shared code. To date, this is the most sophisticated application built with Xamarin.Forms.

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Xamarin Enablement Services

Find out how your team can leverage Xamarin to deliver apps in half the time. Find out more about our Xamarin training and support services: ProTraining™, JumpStart™ and LiveShare™

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