What is the purpose of Xamarin?
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Published on: Oct 06, 2021
Updated on: Nov 25, 2021
what is Xamarin?
Xamarin is an open source platform that is used to create Android apps (in French: créer des applications Android ), IOS apps, and has “. NET”
Xamarin is based on the Mono project, which was purchased by Microsoft a few years ago and integrated into the .NET framework. The used language of this platform is C#, which is used in mobile operating systems.
Today, Xamarin, this multi-platform program has become very useful and has become very popular. This platform uses the .NET framework to build iOS ,Android , and Windows applications and re-use more than 90% of the codes. Xamarin has offered quality products that are famous all over the world and have their own customers. Large companies in different countries use the services of Xamarin. Examples include Pinterest and Bosch. Many such organizations operate on this platform. All this shows that, this platform has an excellent performance and everyone can trust it. Another thing that can be said about the reliability and value of this platform is that Satista has introduced it as the most widely used program. The platform's work environment is well managed and offers services such as memory allocation and waste collection. Developers can share 90% of their applications on operating systems. This allows organizations to write their strategy and work logic in a single language, but also retain their native appearance. You can write Xamarin programs on PC or MAC and collect them in your original formats such as apk for Android or ipa for iOS.
Goals of Xamarin
Xamarin's goals for development companies are to share code, business logic, and test it. In addition, it provides writing for multi-platform applications in C# (in French: écriture pour des applications multi-plateformes en C# ) with visual studio.
Developers can create native UI platforms (in French: créer des plates-formes d'interface utilisateur natives ).
using Xamarin, write down their strategy in C# and share it. Xamarin is built on .NET and works with basic operating systems. Xamarin has links to the SDK platform for Android and iOS, and they are easy to use. These strongly-typed links save less time to run and increase the quality of applications.
You can use a variety of facilities in Xamarin. For example, direct use of libraries Objective-C, Java, C and C ++ Which has a large number of third party codes that are available to you.
You can also get the information used in Android and iOS (in French: informations utilisées dans Android et iOS ).
Services of Xamarin
Xamarin also has services and projects that help you connect to the Java library using a declarative syntax. We told that, Xamarin writes its programs in C#, it has a new and modern language to which Java and Objective-c owe their remarkable development. It also has structures such as LINQ, lambadas and so on.
.NET BCL is used in Xamarin applications. They also have a large number of classes with database and XML attributes, which can be comprehensive or simple, and support String and IO. This way you can access many libraries.
There is a modern IDE that has the ability to auto-complete code, integrated source control, project management and more. This IDE is called Visual Studio, which is used by Xamarin.
Xamarin supports Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems that can support up to 90% of them to share this platform. It has an API that gives you access to shared resources of Android, iOS and Windows operating systems. This platform helps you save a lot of time, energy and money.
There is also a library called Xamarin.Essentials, with multi-platform APIs that has the main device invoices, simplifies many tasks for you and offers you the same capabilities of the native device.
Another framework we want to mention is Xamarin.Forms. Using this framework, you can create Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android as well as Xamarin.windows from a common database, share code and create user junctions in XAML with behind-code in C#.
There is also a framework called Xamarin.Mac that is used to build applications . There is a document that is the latest embodiment of Apple desktop operating system for Mac, called MacOS Sierra. This document supports Mac OS X El Capitan, its changes, and how to use and run them on Xamarin.mac.
The last one we mention is Xamarin Native, which has libraries like Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Windows, and you can use it to create custom applications for each platform. Each program also has its own UI code, but the sharing method is the same as Xamarin.Forms.
Xamarin is used for Apple Watch and Android Watch devices. The platform builds their apps, and developers use Visual Studio for Mac and Windows to build iOS apps.
In Xamarin, programs can be debugged on desktops and emulators. To develop iOS applications in Windows (in French: développer des applications iOS sous Windows ), you can use Visual Studio to connect to the iOS storyboard and iOS emulator. Visual Studio enables you to run both Mac and iPhone emulators.
The license fee for this program was lost, because Microsoft supported it and gave it a go.
It is also supported by Microsoft, JetBrains, Red Hat and Unity. So Xamarin is now known as an incredibly reliable platform.
The size and volume of Xamarin application is more than native applications. For example, a typical program is half the size of a volume program.
There are no standard learning resources and the documentation is incomplete. This is a big problem for developers, which negatively affects the quality and speed of their work.
Although many engineers work with Xamarin, they are still very few compared to the iOS and Android communities. But this platform supports its users well and provides users with educational and scientific resources related to this technology.
Unlike previous years, which had separate development tools, this platform is provided to you in a complete package. This package includes Xamarin SDK, Xamarin Test cloud, and so on. All this package is given to you for free and there is no cost for you. So shake hands and take advantage of the wonderful facilities that are available to you and make your progress.About our Android and iOS app development services