The tech world is constantly evolving, and sometimes, even beloved technologies must make way for newer, more efficient solutions. Such is the case with Xamarin, which has been a trusted tool for cross-platform app development for many years. However, it has been announced that Xamarin support will officially end on May 1, 2024, marking the end of an era for this platform.

Xamarin Bids Adieu

Xamarin has been a valuable resource for developers looking to create cross-platform mobile and desktop applications. With its ability to share code across multiple platforms, it significantly streamlined the development process and reduced time-to-market for many companies.

However, as technology advances, so must the tools we use to harness its potential. Android 13 and Xcode 14 SDKs (iOS and iPadOS 16, macOS 13) will be the final versions Xamarin will target. But fear not; a new era in app development is upon us.

Enter .NET 6

.NET 6 has stepped in to fill the void left by Xamarin, offering a powerful platform for building Android, iOS, and cross-platform applications. With its enhanced features and capabilities, it promises to be the next big thing in the tech world.

For those who have relied on Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS projects, the transition involves upgrading to .NET SDK-style projects. Meanwhile, Xamarin.Forms projects are encouraged to upgrade to .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI), the latest in cross-platform development.

How Maxwell Bond Can Help

At Maxwell Bond, we understand that transitions like these can be both exciting and challenging for tech companies. That's why we're here to assist you every step of the way. Our extensive network of tech professionals is well-versed in the latest technologies, including .NET 6 and MAUI.

Whether you're looking for top-tier developers to lead your migration or seeking expert guidance on navigating this transition, our team is ready to support you. Having the right people can make transitions like this entirely seamless and ensure your tech projects continue to thrive.

As we bid farewell to Xamarin, we look ahead to the promising future of .NET 6 and MAUI. Change is a constant in the tech industry, and adapting to new tools and frameworks is essential for continued growth and innovation. At Maxwell Bond, we're excited to be part of this journey with you. Are you ready to embrace the future of app development? Contact us today to explore how our network of tech talent can help your company succeed in this new era.