App development is usually a rather complicated process, especially for individuals who have just started this process. As part of this, one of the biggest challenges of the app development process is that by the time one wraps their head around a specific framework or tool, their efforts are often rendered futile owing to a variety of factors such as the end of support, general rigidity, and particular restrictions among others. A majority of accomplished developers steer clear of some conventional mobile app development solutions owing to the problematic durability of such products. Moreover, rightly so, since maintenance crucially influences the value as well as the stability of any app.
When one carefully evaluates the likely benefits and hazards of conventional app development methods, one is often inclined to take up cross-platform app development tools. Moreover, that's because these tools are standardized and offer an optimized workflow. Now, let's move the discussion to the principal means to enable cross-platform development -- Xamarin. Owned by Microsoft, it has proven its mettle as a robust tool that allows seamless cross-platform app development. Let's delve deeper into some of its core features to understand what makes it a better choice than other app development methods.
1. All-rounder: Cross-platform trumps native development since it revamps facets of different platforms. Moreover, in this context, Xamarin helps convert Java into C# to allow developers to control their Android app's backend effortlessly.
2. Performance: Hybrid app development, yet another type of development method, often observe drops since the relevant tools make use of a standard toolkit to simulate the UI and functionality of native apps. It, in turn, builds their code disordered and convoluted, resulting in performance snags. However, since Xamarin changes native code into its programming language to consolidate the system, it translates into sporadic performance issues, if at all.
3. User experience: When it comes to apps, perhaps the most critical point of consideration is the ease of creating and customizing fitting user interfaces. Now, with native development, interfaces are determined by the native environment, its standards, and its requirements. On the other hand, Xamarin offers a highly flexible array of UI and UX tools. It allows the apps developed using Xamarin to be virtually the same as native apps.
4. Required skills: Since hybrid development uses a standard toolkit, it necessitates knowledge and expertise of only a handful of programming languages, such as JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. On the other hand, for developing Xamarin mobile apps, developers need a more elaborate skill set. It is because the apps have to do work on all the platforms requested by the client. What this means is that Xamarin developers must be adept at .NET, C#, iOS, Android, and XML. It may seem like we are making a case against Xamarin, but hear us out: since Xamarin app development involves ensuring a lot of different things work together without a hitch, the substantially bigger skillset that it needs is indeed a blessing.
We can say with absolute certainty that Xamarin is definitely among the most robust app development suites in the market today. Nonetheless, before you decide to use it, it is essential to take care of a handful of things. Most importantly, ensure that all of the technical requirements have been laid out with absolute clarity since any confusion in this regard can bring down the app like a house of cards.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This article focuses on selecting the right app development approach - Xamarin vs traditional app development.