Xamarin Platform Review

Well-integrated with Visual Studio so it will feel very familiar to you once you start


What is our primary use case?

Xamarin helped us to develop a cross platform mobile app with less time and resources. 

How has it helped my organization?

Managing code is useful using TFS, so a separate code managing software was not required. Authenticating user to app is easy using Azure authentication, which is supported in Xamarin

What is most valuable?

Provides a wide variety of technical work and some interesting problems to solve. 

Being able to use the .NET framework and platform have me creating applications better than anyone who develops on Windows. 

Being able to use Visual Studio means development gets to use the best IDE currently available.

Xamarin is well-integrated with Visual Studio so it will feel very familiar to you once you start. 

What needs improvement?

There is limited support for UX widgets. Also, there are compatibility issues between versions of various Xamarin components.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The new go-to-market with Microsoft is different. It will require some adapting.

How is customer service and technical support?

They are genuine, smart, and action-oriented people across the board!

What was our ROI?

It saved a lot of time and resources needed to develop a cross platform mobile app.

What other advice do I have?

If you are already heavily invested in the .NET platform and C# development, Xamarin is the quickest way to make native iOS apps.

Their leadership is exceptional at both listening to the customer base and delivering innovative, best-in-class products. A company that takes great care of its people. 

Xamarin has just been bought by Microsoft. What an endorsement!

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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