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Why should enterprises use xamarin for app development

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One of the first questions for a person interested in a mobile app development project is whether to go for a native or cross platform app development approach? And if cross platform approach is decided as the way to go, the next big question is which cross platform app development approach is the best- Xamarin or others?

Facing the scrutiny of countless corporate dramas ranging from license issues to funding issues, Xamarin turned over all odds and by 2014 emerged as the most funded cross-device app development platform. Xamarin on its own has successfully changed the way how people look at the cross platform app development approach for an app. It provides a fresh optimistic view and seems very promising. Let’s find out why!

Cross Device coverage: Native approach, Write Once and Work All approach
The term cross-platform mobile app development is often misleading and till now there are no concretely defined parameters as to what app can be called cross-platform exclusively. Traditionally, an app is ‘cross platform’ if it works on all mobile device platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, etc. However recently the term cross-platform is applied more towards those approaches that facilitate sharing of a single code base on multiple devices. So for someone looking to achieve the objective of launching an app which works on various platforms, or cross-platform, there are three approaches to achieve this:
A Native App for every platform
As the name suggests a native mobile app is a smartphone application that is coded in a specific programming language designed for a particular platform such as Objective C for iOS and Java for Android operating systems. This means you will need to design and develop apps for all the desired platforms individually. While the advantage here is that it gives a better user experience, it turns out to be expensive. To simplify this, developers produced write-once-work-all magic box solutions.
Why Xamarin?

Xamarin has taken this attempt a step further and with Xamarin Forms launched they have truly achieved write-once-work-all solution. Xamarin basically provides an abstraction over different native apis and allow developers to create a cross platform app with almost 100 percent code reuse. Also, unlike Titanium and PhoneGap, Xamarin uses C# as its main coding language and a .NET framework based Xamarin Studio as its main coding environment. It also comes with a plugin for Visual Studio, so a .Net developer can easily code for a Xamarin app and code management is absolutely hassle free.

Another advantage with Xamarin is that you can design your app in such a way that your UI is consistent across platforms. You can have your own UI standard and that being rendered on all the platforms. This though might not have exactly similar native look and feel, but would be consistent across platforms. Therefore, it makes sense for Enterprises to build on such a platform from the branding and ease of use perspecti

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Why should enterprises use xamarin for app development

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  2. 2. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Enterprises Native Cross- platform App Development Approach Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin?
  3. 3. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin And if cross platform approach is decided as the way to go, the next big question is which cross platform app development approach is the best- Xamarin or others?
  4. 4. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin The fact that more than 28% of fortune 500 companies prefer Xamarin for app development proves that Xamarin is quickly finding its way in the market.
  5. 5. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin Traditionally, an app is ‘cross platform’ if it works on all mobile device platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, etc.
  6. 6. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin However recently the term cross-platform is applied more towards those approaches that facilitate sharing of a single code base on multiple devices.
  7. 7. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Should Enterprises Use Xamarin Wanna launch an app which works on various platforms? cross-platform, there are three approaches to achieve this Develop app for each app(native) Web app wrapped as native app Cross platform/ Hybrid/ HTML5
  8. 8. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 A Native App for every platform
  9. 9. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 A Native App for every platform Native mobile app is a smartphone application that is coded in a specific programming language designed for a particular platform such as Objective C for iOS and Java for Android operating systems. C# SWIFT JAVA
  10. 10. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 A Native App for every platform This means  design and develop apps for all the desired platforms individually. While the advantage here is that it gives a better user experience, it turns out to be expensive. $W$iOS $A Total= $W + $iOS + $A
  11. 11. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Native vs Cross Platform $W$iOS $A Total1 = $W + $iOS + $A $Hybrid Total2 = $Hybrid Total1 is not necessarily 3 times costlier than Total2 but probably just about it! ;) Native Cross Platform
  12. 12. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Web Application wrapped as Native Applications A write-once-work-all solution
  13. 13. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Web Application wrapped as Native Applications  This approach uses a web browser and web- view concept to create an app that runs on all devices.  This approach requires the developer to write the code in one language and then a pre-built cross-platform tool will create app for all other platforms.  Frameworks like PhoneGap and Sencha follow this approach. The write-once-work-all solution
  14. 14. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028  However it ends up stripping away all the look-and-feel inherent with a native app of that platform.  While this is great for some types of applications, in most cases it just irritates the users who are used to their own phone’s native UI. Web Application wrapped as Native Applications The write-once-work-all solution
  15. 15. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Cross Platform Native Applications A write-once-work-all solution
  16. 16. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Cross Platform Native Applications • Create native apps using different UI for different platforms • Tools -> Xamarin and Titanium. • Divides the Mobile development into two main areas – Core and platform specific. The write-once-work-all solution
  17. 17. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Core of the mobile development is common across all platforms and thus the core API’s can be normalized across platforms. The platform specific API’s, Features and UI conventions need to be developed when developing for a particular platform. Cross Platform Native Applications The write-once-work-all solution
  18. 18. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 This type of cross platform approach that delivers native apps is more of an attempt towards write-once-work-all. Cross Platform Native Applications The write-once-work-all solution
  19. 19. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Xamarin?
  20. 20. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Xamarin? Xamarin has taken Cross Platform Native Applications approach a step further and with Xamarin Forms launched they have truly achieved write-once-work-all solution.
  21. 21. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Xamarin? With Xamarin you can design your app in such a way that your UI is consistent across platforms. Therefore, it makes sense for Enterprises to build on such a platform from the branding and ease of use perspective.
  22. 22. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 • Coding for Windows Phone and Windows 8 comes naturally. • Using Portable class library and an appropriate application architecture, you are able to share the same code for all platform apps. Why Xamarin? Feature Highlights: Code Reusability
  23. 23. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Xamarin comes with integrated SDKs for various mobility platforms which means you can benefit from the powerful native controls for each platform yet on a single code base! Why Xamarin? Feature Highlights: Code Reusability
  24. 24. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Through Xamarin studio you can test all the apps in the same environment. In addition, Xamarin Test Cloud lets you test your app for multiple devices, and generate test reports - all on a cloud based platform. Why Xamarin? Feature Highlights: Code Reusability
  25. 25. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 What’s piece of cake? • Code revisions, • Version control, • Code sharing, • Code reusing, and • Maintaining code Code reusability through code library also means that your development time for subsequent app projects reduce significantly, Why Xamarin? Feature Highlights: Code Reusability
  26. 26. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Xamarin? Super Benefits 700,000+ Xamarin Developers across the globe 2.5 billion devices use Xamarin Integrate Xamarin with Salesforce & SAP!!!
  27. 27. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Why Xamarin? Super Benefits The platform is also backed actively by Microsoft itself, and has huge collaborations with companies like IBM and Samsung in the field of enterprise mobility.
  28. 28. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 We are expert Xamarin Developers
  29. 29. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 You ‘ll need to use Coding Experts Algoworks has been working with Xamarin since 2012. We are proud to declare we have some of the most experienced Xamarin cross-platform mobile app developers in the industry
  30. 30. sales@algoworks.com Toll Free : +1-877-284-1028 Author Co-Founder & Director Leading the mobility business development function, mobility strategy and consulting practice at Algoworks. Expert of all mobile technologies with experience in managing teams involved in the development of custom iPhone/iPad/Android apps. Rachit Agarwal Write to me at rachit@algoworks.com
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