Introduction to Xamarin Android

Xamarin Android

Xamarin.Android lets you build native Android applications. You can install Xamarin.Android on both a Mac or PC.

Xamarin.Android Features

Xamarin.Android offers the following features :

  • Access any Android API - Access any Android Java API from C# and also use the familiar C# syntax including support for async and LINQ.
  • Xamarin Apps are Native Apps - Xamarin.Android uses just in time compilation and the resulting apk is equivalent to an apk developed using Java.
  • Call existing Java code from C# - Xamarin.Android allows you to bind your existing Java libraries and access them from C#.
  • Build Android Wear Apps - Xamarin.Android supports the full API for Android Wear.
  • Stay up-to-date with Android - Xamarin.Android stays up-to-date with the current Android APIs from Google, so you can always use the latest features.