Xamarin

Organisations need to deliver amazing mobile experiences while keeping up with the growing demands of business stakeholders and customers. Our approach to mobile application development is to use .NET compatible frameworks to enable code reuse across iOS, Android and the Windows platforms. 

As well as reducing the development costs, this approach also provides quality benefits.  When delivering applications for three platforms, the shared code gets three times as much testing as if it had been implemented natively on each of the platforms.  

The approach also allows for mobile application code to be shared with other types of applications such as mobile web applications and standard websites.

Instead of building multiple native apps, Xamarin allows 3chillies to create fully native Android, iOS, and Windows apps from one shared C# codebase. Xamarin apps use native UIs on every platform to enable the best possible experiences. Xamarin themselves state that C# is the best language for mobile app development. We have to agree with them.

The best in the business

We are fortunate to have the support of two technology partners to assist with our exciting cross-platform mobile solutions.
We’ve worked with Microsoft on creating some of the first apps for their new platforms, working with them on their latest technologies, offerings and thought-leadership.
We are also fortunate to partner with Xamarin – the global .NET cross-platform framework provider who assist us with ensuring we get the most out of their emerging technology.

As one of Microsoft’s Gold Certified Partners, we have worked closely with Microsoft for a number of years building a strong alliance as a mobile application service provider. 
Xamarin and Microsoft empower .NET developers to become native iOS, Android, and Windows mobile app developers. Apps built with Xamarin deliver truly native user experiences, 100% native API access, and native performance. 

Xamarin apps look and feel native because they are. 

Xamarin provides the Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS products; mobile app development platforms for Android and iOS an open-source, cross-platform, implementation of Microsoft .NET.

Using the Xamarin approach we're able to share re-usable code between all the different platforms (Android, iOS and Windows) while still providing the ability to interact and work with the different features of each device on regardless of platform. Using the same language, APIs and data structures to allow us to share an average of 75% of app code across all mobile development platforms. If we can build user interfaces with Xamarin.Forms we can share nearly 100%.

Native User Interfaces

Xamarin apps are built with standard, native user interface controls. Apps not only look the way the end user expects, they behave that way too.

Native API Access

Xamarin apps have access to the full spectrum of functionality exposed by the underlying platform and device, including platform-specific capabilities like iBeacons and Android Fragments.

Native Performance

Xamarin apps leverage platform-specific hardware acceleration and are compiled for native performance. This can’t be achieved with solutions that interpret code at runtime.

Helping to move quicker to market apps, improve consistency in implementations and lower development costs. 
Unlike most other multi-platform app development approaches, the code is compiled to native code and provides access to all the development APIs for each device – just like using the standard Java or Objective-C approaches. 

The benefits of shared code are:

  • Reduced development time – significant amount of non-UI code can be implemented for one platform and re-used without any modification on the other platforms.
  • Improved quality - the shared code goes through testing each time an app is tested on any platform and bug fixes applied to one platform automatically benefit the other platforms.

So if you're interested in talking with us with regards your Cross-platform mobile requirements, please get in touch

 

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