Today, a wide variety of mobile devices are available in the market, which run on different platforms and developers often face the challenge of building applications and solutions that are cross-platform compatible. Developers who want to create games and apps for multiple mobile platforms can now take the help of Visual Studio, for feature-rich and cost-effective developments.
So, how exactly Visual Studio is fueling the mobile application development?
Partnership with Xamarin
With the additional capabilities of Xamarin, Visual Studio developers can now focus on more interactive developments encompassing more devices running on Android and iOS platforms. And by adding the productive features of C#, a developer can build native apps to be run on a particular device. The ability to share codes and libraries between the applications that run on Android, iOS and Windows devices encourages feature-rich cross-platform developments.
Integration with Apache Cordova
Benefits of Visual Studio plus Apache Cordova
The supporting tools can be used intelligently for end-to-end cross-platform mobile developments for applications running on Android, iOS and Windows devices.
Applications can not only developed and deployed on a range of mobile devices, but they can be debugged as well, when needed. Applications can also run on mobile emulators and web-based simulators. A developer can use the Apache Ripple Simulator for testing an application on multiple emulators.
Using Visual Studio, you can create apps for the Mac platform as well. All you need to do is to install vsmda-remote NPM package for Mac. You can even deploy an app to a device via iTunes.
Thus, Visual Studio is suitable for cross-platform mobile application developments and you can rely on this Microsoft Open Technology for your game or app development.