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List of Specs and Skills of offshore Xamarin Developer

Specs and Skills you Must Look Out for While Hiring a Xamarin Developer

Cross-platform app development wins over the native app development regarding cost, code reusability, logic sharing, performance, and time to market. All these make cross-platform app development frameworks and their developers the most demanded ones.

Xamarin, one of the cross-platform native development frameworks offers an array of convincing reasons for developing mobile apps to cater to the needs of Android, iOS and other platform users. A less complex environment for development, getting rid of hybrid apps limitations, stable SDK, hassle-free integration with the Azure cloud are some of the benefits offered by Xamarin.

By considering the reasons to use Xamarin, if building mobile apps for various platforms using this technology is taking the front seat on your mind then hiring a Xamarin developer should be your next move. Let’s have a look at the list of specs and skills to help you choose the Xamarin developer with the right expertise.

1. C# and ASP.NET Proficiency
Xamarin enables developers to create Android and iOS app using C# which makes it necessary for all the Xamarin developers to have proficiency in C# language. Preparing a set of questions can help you to examine the developer’s know-how (HTML & XAML based pages, UI controls, data binding, web services, state management) and experience over C#. Not only this but you must also check out for the .NET specific techniques including the C# classes, properties, lambda expressions, methods, Async/Await and more.

The Model-View-View Model (MVVM) is the basis for Cross-platform app development frameworks. This type of software architecture pattern enables designers and developers to work on a project collaboratively. Ensure that the Xamarin developer you are going to hire has an extensive understanding of MVVM.

2. Xamarin and Visual Studio
Xamarin makes it easy to develop mobile apps through Visual Studio and is available for both Mac and Windows. Understanding of Visual Studio and prerequisites to run it for the development of app must be clear for hassle-free mobile application creation. The developer must also be well-versed in the production, debugging, and deployment through Visual Studio.

3. Platform Wide Code Reusability
Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Mac are some of the tools that mobile application developers use for the creation of mobile apps. Once the coding is complete for one platform, the expertise of the developer lies in the fact that how he/she utilizes the set of code for different platforms.

4. API and Third Party Libraries
Xamarin treasures an extensive third-party libraries’ support and APIs. While you conduct the interview, ask the developer about his/her familiarity and usage of these support options in the previous projects.

5. Resources and Previous Work
For staying responsive to the ever-changing technology environment, the developers must keep learning and help themselves. Ask the developer you are interviewing about the guiding resources if stuck while coding. It can include references such as books, Question & Answer websites like StackOverflow, YouTube channels and more. Not only but you must also have a look at the real-world execution of developer’s knowledge via his/her previous projects or work.

We are hopeful that these specs and skills will help you to find the developer for your business from the pool of offshore Xamarin developers to serve your purpose in the most optimal way best.


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author avatar Lesa Cote
13th Sep 2018 (#)

Thank you for the interesting post!

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author avatar Benedict Tadman
30th Sep 2019 (#)

Thanks for sharing valuable tips to keep in mind when hiring Xamarin developers. It helps many entrepreneurs to hire best productive Xamarin developer for their organization or personal business app development.

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