Why I quit Xamarin

I subscribed to Xamarin a little after their forms product was released. It seemed to be just what I wanted: One framework to rule them all. I have a few apps written with PhoneGap that have become popular and the users have asked for more features. After a few months I’m joining the “It’s not ready yet crowd”. I really wanted to like it and the people and company seem great so this is not a knock on their hard work.

The problem is it’s wrapping Android and I’m trying to use it like it wraps Windows. The two just don’t mix. I didn’t actually realize this until after I quit and started to use Android Studio. Which by the way is awesome, I had been putting off native development and Eclipse/Java/Android seemed a much steeper learning curve than Xamarin. After learning Android Studio the desire to learn Xamarin has waned.

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