Xamarin is one of the trendiest cross-platform app development environments which comes with several ascents from which the two are Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin Native. Come let’s check what they are and what’s the difference between them.
A little description about Xamarin Native:
Xamarin native which we also call as Xamarin.Platform. It is based on the MonoTouch concept for Android Application and requires a code to be written in C# language using Dot Net program which is finely covered with the API’s of several app development platforms which are helpful to give Xamarin applications a native feel with an awesome look.
A description about Xamarin.Forms:
It is Xamarin based platform which we can also say that an advanced version of Xamarin Native. Basically, it works just similar to the Xamarin Native and delivers outstanding results in the development of a cross-platform mobile application.
A comparison between Xamarin Native and Xamarin.Forms:
Due to the codebase sharing functionality, it requires less development time. As well as, Xamarin is the first choice of app developers, and the things become more interesting as the updated version of Xamarin.Forms allow a developer to the same XAML code file for every single app development stage and delivers similar outcomes on every device with different mobile OS. That means, due to the 100 % code sharing facility Xamarin.Forms require less development time, while Xamarin native requires a bit more time.
Xamarin.Forms work in low budget amount, as it requires a developer with the knowledge of only .Net technology. While if you are using Xamarin Native, then in such case, you need to have enough knowledge and experience of several native app development platforms, which simply requires to spend some extra bugs in the development of a mobile application.
In case of complexity, Xamarin Native is the perfect option as it permits a developer to create a UI specific mobile application along with the implementation of a creative graphics or animation. While on the opposite side, you have to follow some limitation in complexity with Xamarin.Forms.
As Xamarin likes to work with same smoothness on each mobile OS, the overall maintenance of an application is much easy. As compared to Xamarin Native, Xamarin.Forms are more flexible in a way to the updation and the maintenance of a cross-platform application.