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is F# supported in Xamarin?

DavidJebaDavidJeba INMember ✭✭

what are the benefits of Xamarin using F# [if it is supported]

any comparison between Xamarin vs Kotlin?


Best Answer


  • mikeacostamikeacosta USUniversity ✭✭✭

    If you take the benefits of F# over C# and multiply that by about a thousand, you get the the benefits of Kotlin over Java. :smile:

  • DavidJebaDavidJeba INMember ✭✭

    but this app ecosystem is built like silos
    why can all the companies microsoft, apple and google work on a shared model which benefits them and the developers?

  • JimBennettJimBennett GBXamarin Team, Insider, University, Developer Group Leader ✭✭✭✭

    There's no upside to Apple helping Android and vice versa - it's all about tying developers and apps to your ecosystem to drive sales, not about a percent cross-platform ecosystem that could drive sales away. After all if Apple cared about developers they would never have invented provisioning profiles!

    This is where Microsoft can win - they have no loyalty to either platform and the Windows mobile platform is pretty much dead, so they can sell cross-platform tools that not only allow you to write iOS and Android apps, but can also be used for the entire Windows ecosystem, from desktop to hololens.

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