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.
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.
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.
Xamarin Platform is a developer's tool for cross-platform mobile application development. Here are its benefits that users like.
Xamarin Platform comes in one package with a complete development toolset, including its own IDE.
It allows engineers to share up to 90 percent of code across major platforms.
The solution is known for flexibility.
Users like that it is easy to use.
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