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We reach out to hundreds of candidates that we think might be a possible match for you. In 2 weeks, you’ll start reviewing people that match your requirements. We focus on providing you 3-5 top candidates instead of giving you an endless list.
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Finding the right candidate requires you in the first place to decide what type of developer works best for your team: in-house, freelance, or fully remote.
While working in-house enables you to strengthen your company’s culture and work with your team more closely, sometimes skilled developers don’t live in your area – or charge extremely expensive salaries. On the other hand, another tempting option is freelance developers that can provide you with the skills and abilities you need for a project during a specific amount of time. You can hire them from Upwork, Freelancer.com and other job hiring platforms. The downside is that they aren’t fully committed to your company as they don’t directly work with you. This leaves hiring full-time remote Xamarin developers as the best option as it enables your team to hire the best global developers, at lower costs, without compromising quality.
Here are some questions to help you choose the right hiring path:
Have you ever wanted to download an app later to realize it’s not available in your operating system? Some applications only work with iPhone; others work only with Android smartphones, and so on.
In some cases, businesses realize that their ideal user persona uses the iPhone, so they focus on building an iOS-only app. In other cases, they go with Android. However, if businesses want to reach a wide audience, the best way is by creating native applications. Otherwise, developers would have to build an app for each operating system. This means investing in many more resources and money.
However, with platforms like Xamarin, creating cross-platform applications becomes possible. Xamarin consists of a .NET open-source development platform with tools, programming languages, and libraries to create native applications suitable for Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems.
Xamarin developers focus on designing, developing, and testing mobile applications on Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems. They can develop applications with a single language and reuse the existing code.
There are developers who are against using tools that create applications for different types of operating systems because the applications don’t feel native or aren’t published with an intuitive interface. However, Xamarin developers can build apps that give the end-user the behavior and design they expect with native user interfaces.
One of Xamarin’s main advantages for developers is that it allows them to write code only once that then works in different environments. In other words, a single codebase for an app can be deployed across multiple platforms.
The role and the responsibilities of a Xamarin developer will always vary depending on a company’s priorities and projects. Overall, certified Xamarin developers focus on building mobile applications that work on multiple platforms.
Here are their main responsibilities:
Xamarin programming requires developers to have a specific skill set to build, maintain, and test mobile applications successfully. These are the top skills to look for in Xamarin developers:
Xamarin mobile development enables programmers to build applications in different operating systems because of C#. This is why one of the first skills to look for in Xamarin developers is their proficiency in the C# language.
You can also filter candidates with a strong background in .NET-specific methods such as C# classes, lambada expressions, Async/Await, etc. Xamarin cross-platform app development frameworks are based on the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM), a software design pattern used to break programs and organize codes into modules to make development faster and more efficient.
Xamarin apps are created through Visual Studio; a Microsoft integrated development environment that helps developers to create mobile applications and web services. Candidates should have in-depth knowledge and proficiency in development, deployment, and debugging through Visual Studio.
One of the main purposes when building mobile applications with Xamarin is because of its code reusability feature. Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS, and Xamarin.Mac are major products in Xamarin programming. Make sure your Xamarin developer knows how to reuse code on different platforms once the code is running on one platform.
Xamarin provides extensive support to APIs and third-party libraries. Make sure that candidates are proficient in working with APIs and know how to integrate them into apps.
Additional Xamarin developer skills:
There are two main factors that impact a developer’s salary: Location and experience. Here’s a table with different sources of the average salary in the U.S.:
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U.S. developers, most of the time, tend to be more expensive than developers in other parts of the world.
How much do developers cost in Eastern Europe? Eastern European Xamarin developers share very similar rates to Latin America due to the economic differences. When looking at salaries in Eastern Europe, data shows that a Senior Xamarin developer costs around $100,000 on average.
It allows developers to build applications suitable for different operating systems such as Windows, Android, and iOS – additionally, it also shares codes over multiple platforms.
With Xamarin, programmers can use the same API for different applications.
Xamarin provides its Test Cloud function where devs can test across 2,000 devices, ensuring users’ highest quality and performance.
With a single programming language for diverse platforms, programmers can update all the versions of an app at one time.
Xamarin eliminates any hardware compatibility issue that may arise by using plugins and specific APIs to work with common devices’ functionality across the platforms. Consequently, applications feel native.
It’s a framework specialized in creating native UI layouts. This advanced version allows rapid prototyping or producing apps with less platform-specific functionality.
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We focus on hiring candidates who adapt to your company’s culture and processes besides having all the necessary skills. We guarantee that in less than a month, you’ll be having your new Xamarin developer working with you.