Build Secure Enterprise Apps and Accelerate your Business Growth with Xamarin

Techgig By Techgig, 20th Sep 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1v1wrmgf/
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In this article we have highlighted on how apps built using Xamarin technology can help secure enterprise apps & thus results in business growth.

Build Secure Enterprise Apps and Accelerate your Business Growth with Xamarin

Did you know that the mobile enterprise app market share is slated to grow to 98.03 USD billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.24% from 2016 to 2021? A comprehensive report published by Research and Markets, throws light on the trends in mobile enterprise application market. But what is mobile enterprise application? It is a broad term that covers the enterprise software application designed to run on mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

Some of the reasons for the accelerated growth of this market are: increase in device penetration, enhanced connectivity & productivity of both teams and offices, high demand for real-time information capture, and the rise in the mobile workforce that leads to more business processes being mobile-ready.

It is however the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment that is predicted to lead the mobile enterprise app market and hold the largest market share. One of the driving forces for this growth is the wide choice available to businesses in terms of app development. From native, hybrid and cross-platform to progressive web apps, organizations now have great flexibility to choose the development model that is most suitable for their apps. However, it is cross-platform software or platform-independent software that has gained the most traction in the past couple of years and will continue to dominate the market in coming years.
And within all the cross-platform app development toolsets, Xamarin has gained high popularity, especially with the ability to build and ship apps in a matter of weeks easily.

Xamarin app development
Cross-platform development with Xamarin toolset that helps developers to create native applications for iOS, Android, and Windows devices using a single, shared codebase. Xamarin.Forms is a natively backed UI abstraction that lets developers to simplify UI development and share it across platforms. Here’s looking at some features of Xamarin that make it a favorable choice for rapid and secure development:

Write Once, Run Anywhere – Xamarin’s code sharing capabilities allows developers to create the backend code once and use/share it on multiple mobile OSes. You can achieve this by executing Xamarin.Forms for the shared user interface code. With this, programmers can optimize code-sharing to 90% or higher. These screens and related controls are mapped to native UI elements at runtime thereby delivering a native experience for each platform. The function of write once and run anywhere across mobile platforms reduces development time and cost considerably both in the app creation and support and maintenance.

Native Applications – Xamarin compiles code and packages it for each operating system including utilizing native user interface controls. Using the native device, UI controls apps deliver higher performance and a great responsive interface. Because Xamarin apps use platform specific hardware acceleration, and are compiled for native performance – they are superior to apps that interpret code at runtime.

Portable Class Libraries – With Xamarin you can easily use popular PCLs like as SQLite, Json.NET, or ReactiveUI across platforms. This capability lets developers build their own app logic as PCL and use it where they like.

MVVM Pattern – Xamarin allows the development of applications using the MVVM architecture for clean separation of UI and app logic. The two-way data bindings automatically sync data between controls and models. MVVM pattern is a powerful approach in building a highly manageable and shared code.

Businesses are no longer thinking of mobility as a nice-to-have. The only question that remains to be asked is whether they want to develop a native, hybrid or cross platform app. With the need for speed and ease of maintenance, cross-platform solutions such as Xamarin are quite sought after. What framework would you prefer? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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