Cross-platform development is crucial for enterprise
software success, but developers have to be realistic in their approach. Tools
like Xamarin make
cross-platform development easier, but ease of production is of little use
if the cost of entry is too high.
Xamarin is a powerful, affordable tool.
Fortunately, Xamarin makes cross-platform development a
realistic prospect for companies of all sizes. Xamarin apps must be built using
Visual Studio, but all Visual Studio users receive Xamarin at no additional
cost, making it available to the entire Visual Studio community for free.
Windows developers can access it through any edition of Visual Studio,
including the Community Edition, while Mac developers gain access through the
Professional and Enterprise subscription plans.
Visual Studio users can access Xamarin for no additional cost.
For those looking to go beyond the functionality included
with Visual Studio, there is an affordable way to expand their development
options. Syncfusion’s Essential
Studio for Xamarin offers over 90 controls for Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.iOS,
and Xamarin.Android in a single package. Using these controls, Xamarin
development is easier than ever. With Syncfusion’s flat-fee license,
developers can access the full Xamarin suite of controls—as well as every other
suite in Syncfusion’s library—for one low, annual fee. This includes not only
every Xamarin control, but all future updates as well as full support. Qualifying
developers can even access Syncfusion’s entire library through the Syncfusion
Community License, a special offer available to individual developers and
Essential Studio for Xamarin is an unparalleled suite of components
exclusively from Syncfusion.
For developers who want to leverage the power of
cross-platform development, Xamarin offers a versatile set of tools to do so. With
Visual Studio and Syncfusion, it has never been more affordable to get started.