2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Xamarin Platform?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Xamarin Platform?

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RR
Data Management Technical Lead - Project Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2020-11-18T23:52:58Z
Nov 18, 2020

On the market, compared to everyone else, they're the top solution. They're the best solution out there that I could see.

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JS
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Sep 25, 2018

The cross platform ability is a great asset.

Jane Jane - PeerSpot reviewer
User at D’aprile Properties
Real User
2018-08-10T06:03:00Z
Aug 10, 2018

Their leadership is exceptional at both listening to the customer base and delivering innovative, best-in-class products.

Nilesh Chavan - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Architect at Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd.
Real User
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

We very much like the XAML design techniques, multiple layout and pages, MVVMCross support, and portability across different platforms.

Michael Henke - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Mobile Software Development at Seamgen, LLC
Real User
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

The Xamarin platform can reduce overhead significantly through code-share and reuse. The typical team size for a Xamarin project is significantly reduced compared to purely native projects.

it_user879264 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mobile Practice Director
Real User
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

It has significantly reduced the skill barrier for development and testers.

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Chandran Subramanian - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Lead with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

I like Renderers in Xamarin. They allow us to use native-platform controls easily.

Anandjit Banerjee - PeerSpot reviewer
Xamarin Certified Consultant/Architect
Consultant
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

It brings about good code sharing strategies, which bring down cost and maintenance efforts.

Kacper Ryniec - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Development Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
May 28, 2018

We were able to optimize the service organization for one of our clients.

it_user879252 - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-05-28T09:17:00Z
May 28, 2018

Recently, Xamarin has added a lot of features such as Effects, Behaviors, Triggers, etc. This has made the UI user-friendly, lively, and attractive.

KS
Xamarin Developer
Real User
2018-05-28T09:17:00Z
May 28, 2018

It usually saves time for application development. We write once and the code works everywhere.

Jan Zeman - PeerSpot reviewer
Mobile Apps Team Lead, Scrum Master, Senior App Developer (Xamarin, Android) at a music company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-05-23T13:26:00Z
May 23, 2018

Cross-platform development saves time and provides consistencies.

it_user877128 - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
May 23, 2018

Xamarin.Forms exposes a complete cross-platform UI toolkit for .NET developers. The advantage is that a single team can target multiple platforms (Android, iOS, and Windows) on a shared C# codebase.

it_user877149 - PeerSpot reviewer
C#/Xamarin/Mobile Technical Lead at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
May 23, 2018

The most valuable features are: One language for all platforms: C#; XAML for UI in Xamarin.Forms;
provides 100 percent coverage of APIs on each platform.

it_user877152 - PeerSpot reviewer
Xamarin Forms Sr. / Team Leader
Real User
2018-05-23T10:30:00Z
May 23, 2018

Xamarin makes it easy to create white label applications for all platforms.

Bhupesh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
System Analyst at Intersoft Data Labs
Real User
2018-05-21T07:41:00Z
May 21, 2018

For me, developing apps for iOS and Android is a dream came true, without migrating to Objective-C or Java. Xamarin enables me to do so.

Related Questions
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 20, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Ahmed Adel ElKhateeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engeneer at Inetum
Aug 4, 2022
The price of the Xamarin Platform is not expensive. However, the price of the solution depends on the application that is made. For example, if you have small applications, it's different from large or enterprise applications. The cost for us on average is $2,000 to $3,000 for all the projects. This involves starting from scratch until we deploy and package them to the Google Store or Play Store for publishing.
Mark Reynolds - PeerSpot reviewer
Software Engineer (Xamarin/MAUI Mobile, .NET APIs, Azure Cloud) at rseg
Aug 8, 2022
There's no licensing cost for Xamarin. Like the rest of .Net, it's open source, but there is a licensing cost if you want to use the IDE. There's a number of different development environments you can use. You can use just traditional Visual Studio. I license Visual Studio Professional. It's about a thousand dollars a year and Xamarin comes with it. I also license another IDE, which I could run independently. That one is called JetBrains Rider, and it's only about $200 a year. You could do all of your Xamarin development with that if you didn't care to license the other stuff. The actual platform itself technically doesn't require anything. If you wanted to download Visual Studio Code, which is a free IDE, and figure out all the plugins to get everything to build and work the way you wanted, you could actually technically develop for free, but I don't think many people do that.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 20, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Xamarin Platform. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
2 out of 8 answers
RR
Data Management Technical Lead - Project Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Nov 18, 2020
The software itself was pretty good. The problem that I faced was that the communication, the roles, and the responsibilities, weren't defined between Microsoft and Xamarin, that's really where the problem was in my opinion. Nobody was taking ownership of that. Let's say you have two platforms on-prem. If you're an iPad user, you want the look and feel of the iPad; if you are a Surface Pro user, you want the look and feel of the Surface Pro. What I feel is of the utmost importance in regards to Xamarin, is to make sure that when you do something, whatever the object is, you get the object that the iPad user expects. Conversely, if you're a Surface Pro user, you get the object that the Surface Pro user expects.
Ahmed Adel ElKhateeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Engeneer at Inetum
Aug 4, 2022
Xamarin Platform can improve if there was a virtual test environment so we did not have to have a Mac system for the iOS testing. At this time You must have a Mac to deploy or generate IBA profiles.
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