Mobile applications for business are essentiality due to several reasons including the presence of huge audience on mobile and increasing tendencies towards mobility. Unlike the web development, mobile operating systems are many, and each platform has a unique place in the market. Likely, each platform thrives on a different technology from each other.
These all make the job of mobile app developers daunting especially when a new technology enters or existing gets an update or become obsolete. Constant learning of programming languages, adopting tools, and applying techniques pose challenges for mobile developers who are scrappy to deliver quality results with speed and excellence for each mobile platform.
Mobile app development on native platforms requires native SDK to give complete access to APIs for hardware and OS features, as well as emulators like tools. Each platform has specific IDE along with development languages and third party supports.
Do you know clients are aware of all these technical complexities involved in a mobile app development? Hardly a few, only those are tech-savvy. The majorities of businesses or professionals who want dive in app ecosystem or leverage it in their favors, don’t know anything at all.
Clients want native user experiences at first glance because it is a key to winning the app users hence, competition in the market. The second aim of clients is covering maximum target audience through presence on different mobile platforms.
Apparently, mobile app developers should think of native apps on each major mobile OS platform to meet such needs. Unfortunately, native app development is time, resources, and developer-hungry process with significant investment requirement.
Therefore, it is feasible in certain circumstances and for particular businesses/industries. Rests have to search some other viable options to make it cheaper, rapid, and possible with a sizable team of programmers and designers.
Technologies for Cross-platform Mobile App Development
After an introduction with out-of-box capabilities of C#, we can say that C# and -.NET runtime variants make Xamarin an established, polished, and speedy platform to access full native features and functionality with better performance across the platforms.
- Posted by Udit Agarwal
- April 6, 2017