Xelleration's Xamarin Mobile Strategy Roadshow
Irvine, CA (Mar 21-23, 2017) – Xelleration collaborated with Xamarin for a Mobile Strategy Roadshow to introduce strategic Microsoft solutions for mobile applications. It was a wonderful opportunity for professionals in the industry (as well as new start learning just about mobile) to learn more and stay abreast of the newest tools in the mobile space.
Microsoft's Xamarin Specialist, Alexandre Popp, highlighted how companies can leverage the Microsoft platform to build and develop mobile applications more efficiently and effectively to remain competitive in the market. Francis DeGiorgio and Brendan Neary from Xelleration detailed the value of the different Xamarin and Visual Studio tools which are proven to accelerate the development and testing process.
The Xelleration Xamarin Mobile Strategy Roadshow kicked-off on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Irvine, then landed in Santa Monica and San Diego.
WeWork Spaces across long the west coast graciously hosted the events in their decked out meeting rooms.
Why you need Xamarin for cross-platform application development
For a while, .NET/C# apps struggled to find a market in the growing Android and iOS platform. Xamarin is a truly astounding tool that uses C# and native libraries wrapped in the .Net layer for cross-platform app development. It can deliver genuine Android and iOS apps that are consistent with the distribution prerequisites of both Google Play and the iOS App Store.
Since Microsoft acquired the tool, Xamarin now offers further integration with Visual Studio and delivers completely consistent .NET Portable Class Libraries. With an existing community of over 1.4 million developers, this tool helps in bridging the gap between the multiple app platforms and increasing the reach of .NET apps.
Still not interested? These reasons will convince you to use Xamarin for your Android and iOS cross-platform development.
1. More focus on developing
Because iOS and Android require two separate programming environments, namely Objective-C and Java, only a few developers are skilled in both environments. Therefore, the overwhelming majority of developers must learn one or both environments before attempting a cross-platform app development, which adds to their existing list of tasks.
Experienced .NET/C# developers will face difficulty working with Xamarin as it provides a full implementation of C# and the .NET class libraries. Xamarin will make work even easier for a lesser experienced .NET/C# developer by reducing the time that you spend learning.
2. Save Time
Xamarin allows developers to code application logic only once and then share it across iOS and Android after a few minor tweaks specific to each platform. Without Xamarin, the logic must be implemented once in Java for Android then the same logic implemented a second time in Objective-C for iOS.
Because writing more code takes more time, Xamarin allows the team to focus their efforts on building app features without having to spend as much time coding for different platforms.
3. Lesser Errors
The lesser the code that developers write, the fewer chances of errors they would find. Xamarin also decreases the chances of an error with a greater test coverage. Rather than writing two sets of tests, developers only have to write a single, more comprehensive set of tests that validate the app's code for both platforms.
4. Embracing the future
By using Xamarin to create our iOS/Android apps, .NET apps are now ready to be launched in a world where a variety of mobile platforms coexist because this toolset supports multiple platforms with minimal duplication of work.
Contact our team for a FREE consultation to learn more about cross-platform development with Xamarin or to make use of this tool for your next app.