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The ubiquity of mobile applications has seen a major surge in recent years, particularly in 2020 when there were 218 billion downloads worldwide. Not only are users taking advantage of mobile apps for gaming purposes, but also for practical purposes such as bank transfers, paying utility bills, and online shopping. This increase in use of mobile applications has been reflected in the staggering revenue of USD 463 billion in 2019, with the most popular app categories being tools, communication, travel, entertainment and more. With an estimated 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide, it’s no wonder that businesses are eager to tap into this massive market. It appears that mobile apps are here to stay and are likely to continue to grow in the coming years.

In order to reach out to smartphone users, mobile app developers are needed to create applications for two of the major mobile platforms: Apple Inc.’s iOS and Google’s Android. These applications are then uploaded to the respective app stores which allows users to download them.

Due to the need for businesses to reach a larger audience, regardless of the device or mobile platform, app development began to explore new ways to create applications in a way that would be compatible across multiple platforms. This gave rise to the development of cross-platform mobile app development platforms such as Xamarin, which allow developers to create their applications once and ensure that they can be used on both iOS and Android devices. Depending on the needs of the business, the most suitable mobile app development strategy will then be chosen – either native or cross-platform.

What is Xamarin?

Xamarin is an open-source, cross-platform mobile app development platform, which is becoming increasingly popular. This platform makes it simple to create high-performance, user-friendly mobile apps, as it is based on Microsoft technology. With Xamarin, developers are able to create modern mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows using .NET. One of the significant benefits of using Xamarin to build mobile apps is that it allows for code sharing of up to 90% across all platforms, while still providing a native experience on each device.

Founded on May 16, 2011, Xamarin quickly gained recognition as a popular cross-platform mobile app development tool when Microsoft acquired the company in 2016 and made its Software Development Kit (SDK) open source.

What do Xamarin developers do?

Xamarin developers are required to write mobile applications using the C# programming language, which is part of the Microsoft .Net framework. This language is highly secure, reliable and established, meaning that it is well-suited for developing mobile applications. As C# is combined with native libraries, the business logic, database access, and network communication are shared between platforms while the user interface offers a native look and feel. This ensures that the user experience is not compromised and the performance of the app remains unaffected.

Features of Xamarin

Xamarin’s two flagship products, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS, are designed to have platform-specific architecture. For iOS, code is compiled directly into native ARM assembly code via Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation. Android code, however, is first compiled to Intermediate Language and then into native assembly code at runtime via Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation.

Xamarin developers have access to a wealth of resources to create powerful applications, including the ability to invoke Objective-C, Java, C, and C++ Interop, use the .Net Base Class Library (BCL), and work in the modern and sophisticated Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of Visual Studio. Furthermore, Xamarin.Forms allows developers to quickly create prototypes and share up to 100% of the codebase across platforms. Additionally, Xamarin developers can explore Xamarin.Mac to create applications for Mac OS and even write code in support of wearables. Finally, Xamarin.Essentials provides developers with a library of cross-platform APIs to produce a number of functionalities.

Xamarin has become a popular tool for mobile app development due to its ease of use and learning, especially for those with a programming background. C# experience is particularly advantageous. To assist Xamarin developers in delivering the best, there is an extensive community with contributions from more than 3700 companies and a Universal Library packed with resources. Furthermore, developers have access to a wealth of free resources such as blogs, YouTube Channels, and GitHub repositories. These resources provide helpful inputs, answer questions, supply solutions to common problems, and more, resulting in a smooth development process.

Xamarin Apps

Xamarin apps are seen across all industries, from healthcare to gaming and manufacturing to hospitality. Offering multi-domain functionalities, Xamarin developers have access to limitless possibilities. Our Xamarin customer showcase page highlights a diverse range of customers, including The Postage, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, UPS, Alaska Airlines, Allscripts, HCL, Microsoft News, American Cancer Society, and more. This demonstrates the success of Xamarin as a powerful mobile app development platform, with even Government, Defence and Intelligence, and Banking organisations utilising Xamarin based apps.

Job Description

Requirements

  • Proficient in the design and development of cross-platform mobile apps using the Xamarin platform.
  • Extensive experience in mobile app development, design patterns, UI/UX, and app store submission.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in C# and memory management.
  • Experience working with native Android, iOS, Windows mobile app development is a plus.
  • Knowledge of/experience working in Xamarin. Forms or a Xamarin certification is a significant advantage.
  • Good understanding of native mobile app development with knowledge of languages such as Swift/Objective C/JavaScript.
  • Experience in suggesting and implementing manual as well as automated testing for mobile apps.
  • A good understanding of the database programming concepts.
  • Exposure to integration with REST APIs and web services.
  • A good understanding of mobile security and vulnerability testing is appreciated.
  • A fast self-learner who likes to keep abreast of the various emerging technologies, especially mobile app development.
  • Ability to envision the apps across multiple platforms/devices, preempt the possible issues and ensure excellent user experience.
  • Ownership of module/tasks/project as assigned with timely status reporting and escalation of issues, if any.
  • A seasoned team player, able to collaborate with multiple team members and stakeholders to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Help inculcate a culture of mobile app development best practices within the organisation/
  • Ability to work and deliver independently, if required.

Experience

Xamarin developers are highly sought after due to their ability to save time and money. Their comprehensive understanding of business needs and the ability to develop cross-platform mobile applications enables organisations to interact with a broad range of mobile users. Junior Xamarin developers may take part in the creation of moderate to sophisticated mobile apps, and will have full autonomy with regard to the testing process. Senior Xamarin developers, meanwhile, need to have a deep knowledge of the mobile application environment.

The senior Xamarin developer will be responsible for the ownership of the app, including the upload of the app onto the Playstore and the diagnosis of any complex issues that may arise. They will also be expected to provide guidance and act as a mentor to junior Xamarin developers, in order to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate support and advice. Furthermore, the senior Xamarin developer will be responsible for the management of updates for the mobile app, based on user feedback and the performance of the app.

  • Complete ownership of the assigned tasks with focus on consistent, quality delivery.
  • Mentoring junior members and ensuring team spirit through collaborative task completion.
  • Multiple stakeholder management with timely reporting and escalation of issues.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving, coming out with innovative solutions through brainstorming if required.
  • Belief in the product vision, and active participation in the discussions around product roadmap.
  • Keeping a tab of the market dynamics and the app performance trends.

Domain Expertise

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