Xamarin Mobile App – Why it’s worth to move the store to mobile?
Let’s start with basic information about Xamarin. It’s a tool widely used for developing cross-platform apps. Using C# and .NET it allows to build fully functional native mobile app, which shares the same code across all major mobile platforms.
Pros of Xamarin cross-platform nopCommerce app:
A main disadvantage of Xamarin was price, but this recently changed when Microsoft purchased Xamarin. Now it’s available in all new versions of Visual Studio, including the free Community Edition, that’s available to individual developers and small organizations.
C# can be used to code all platforms. What does it mean for you? Basically, if you are a developer and you are familiar with nopCommerce, without any doubts and problems after source code purchase you won’t have any problems with coding and customization your app.
Since Xamarin uses native UI components you are able to create a native look and feel for each platform.
Full support for hardware features like camera, GPS, etc. Instead of web apps, Xamarin cross-platform apps can use each mobile features.
At least coding for iOS / Android can be done on one IDE, for example, Visual Studio, which everyone nopCommerce developer uses.
Who uses Xamarin?
Xamarin is used by the biggest companies such as Siemens, Coca-Cola, Slack, Alaska Airlines, Credit Agricole.