Cross-Platform Android App Gateway Payment System using Xamarin
Keywords:Android apps, Cross-platforms, Hybrid apps, Native apps, Xamarin, Web apps
Most mobile applications lacks cross platforms portability and capabilities. As such, developers tend to use specific code base that runs only on a native android application built using Java or a native iOS application built using Swift. In developing mobile application, same application is therefore required to be developed using the appropriate native app required software development. This leads to duplication of efforts, more cost, time consumption and maintenance. Although, the applications are the same, mobile application has to be developed separately because of platform independence. This paper proposes the use of Xamarin in developing mobile apps due to its cross-platform capabilities. Using Xamarin save cost, create a single code base for faster development and less maintenance while still maintaining native app performance and user experience. To substantiate Xamarin suitability, a gateway payment system was development and tested, the results showed actual cross platform functionalities in a seamless manner.
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