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Xamarin Review

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  1. What is Xamarin
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Xamarin?

Xamarin is an app development platform that has gained attention among developers and designers for its ability to come up with popular app solutions for all mobile operating systems. It is a simplified and streamlined iOS, Windows Mobile, and Android app development platform that utilizes .NET and C#. With it, both designers and developers can hone their skills on projects that look good and also perform at the same level as apps developed traditionally. Xamarin’s integration with Visual Studio and other platforms, as well as its targeting of mobile users, is a boon to its cross-platform mobile development. Users can look forward to APIs that respond to any request and which can deliver a memorable experience. Aside from being enabled for OSS development, professional users can also look forward to enterprise capabilities and features.

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Xamarin features

Main features of Xamarin are:

  • Native Android and iOS app
  • Google emulator manager
  • Android SDK manager
  • Gaming
  • Custom controls
  • Visual Studio integration
  • Various code signing
  • Storyboard files
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Application loader
  • PCL

Xamarin Benefits


The main benefits of Xamarin are its use of the C# language, its user-friendly interface, and its smooth integration with Visual Studio.

C# language is considered the most powerful production language for large applications, especially when compared to JavaScript. Developers will appreciate Xamarin’s support of type checking, as it allows them to find and fix errors before the application goes to customers. It also allows them to come up with a database that can be used for future support.

For backend interactions, Xamarin uses PCL, which copies the C# code for every desktop app and websites users may want to develop down the line. This enables users to use two IDEs and two different languages. Advanced and creative forms are also provided to developers so they can come up with attention-grabbing and original apps.

Because of the user-friendly interface and the platform-native feeling Xamarin delivers, development companies are empowered to respond to requests made by industry-specific customers. Its HTML tools can be easily understood by the end user and developer alike.

The Visual Studio integration allows developers to create Android apps from their desktop, with the confidence that these apps will be mobile responsive. Not only does the Android SDK perform this action, but it also provides debugging and testing. Apple users don’t need to worry either, as the Visual Studio plugin also works with Mac devices, giving them the ability to share codes with Android projects when needed.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Xamarin Integrations

The following Xamarin integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Visual Studio
  • Bit Rise
  • Jenkins
  • Continuous
  • Team City
  • TFS


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Pricing Plans

Xamarin pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
Small Teams
Professional Version
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