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System Analyst at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

Test Cloud, Calabash, SpecFlow, and Xamarin.UITest are the features which can’t be ignored because just writing code doesn’t mean your app will run flawlessly. You need to test your app on each possible device and configuration, which you can... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been using Xamarin Platform for four years and learning new things each day. Being just an Asp.NET C# developer, I feel more confident because, for me, developing apps for iOS and Android is a dream came true, without migrating to... more»

What needs improvement?

I would say that every technology has room for improvement, Xamarin Platform is no exception. All Xamarin library issues which need to be taken care of should be top priority. Sometimes it becomes clumsy when there are a lot of things going... more»
Real User
Mobile Practice Director
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

It allows the development of truly native applications in C# using the power of .NET framework and Visual Studio. Xamarin allows the same development and build environment to be used for all platforms and code to be controlled in a single... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has significantly reduced the skill barrier for development and testers. Our company is mostly a Microsoft stack house, so most developers either use, or are familiar with, C# and .NET. Removing the need to become proficient in two other... more»

What needs improvement?

The most common issues involved are with the IDE and build process. The worst build issue concerns are the caching process MSBuild uses to reduce the build time. It is unnecessarily complex (internally) and will sometimes leave cached files... more»
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Real User
Manager Mobile Software Development at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to share a platform-agnostic common core, or business logic, enables a mobile developer to write code for all targeted mobile platforms, independent of the individual developer's specialization in iOS, Android, or Windows. This... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the help of Xamarin.Forms, we can effectively realize a cross-platform app with a very small team of 1-2 developers, targeting both iOS and Android platforms. In a purely native development environment, you would typically find a... more»

What needs improvement?

Xamarin's profiling tools are only available for the highest tier of MSDN subscription and compatibility with platform-native profiling tools is rather lacking. This causes friction when working on performance-related issues.
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

For me, Xamarin becomes more valuable when it comes to forms. Xamarin has come up with a lot of features over time. I love XAML most. Recently, Xamarin has added a lot of features such as Effects, Behaviors, Triggers, etc. This has made the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

From a developer's point of view, with the help of Xamarin, we can focus on the functionality, rather than spending time coding differently for iOS and Android.

What needs improvement?

I feel that the Android AppCompat library creates a lot of issues. A lot of development time is often wasted solving these issues.
Real User
Software Development Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The possibility to share business domain model-related code between iOS and Android.

How has it helped my organization?

Xamarin brought various benefits to our clients. For example, we were able to optimize the service organization for one of our clients. Customers can use now a branded mobile application to submit issues within the customer products. It... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great to have some quirks of Xamarin.Forms solved. However, the number of community developed libraries and components are growing rapidly, so this should be another advantage soon. Nowadays, it is common to find a problem that... more»
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Develop native iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows apps in C#
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Cinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
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