SAP and Xamarin has recently made an announcement about their joint efforts to empower enterprise developers with leading mobile development solutions for cross platform mobile development. SAP News reported, bolstering its commitment to an open partner and developer ecosystem, SAP is collaborating with Xamarin to provide developers with mobile app development frameworks that can efficiently and cost-effectively enable development on the company’s market-leading SAP Mobile Platform. These mobile development environments are intended to allow enterprises to rapidly build rich and personalized mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices from a single code-base. With built-in support for SAP Mobile Platform, businesses will gain easy, more secure access to on-premise and cloud-based data and processes from Xamarin leading mobile development frameworks.
Xamarin provides the below tools for developers to seamlessly integrate SAP features into a single mobile app which can be used on all major mobile platforms.
- Xamarin SAP SDK – A jointly-developed Xamarin SAP SDK that provides a native .NET interface to the SAP Mobile Platform. Developers can easily authenticate against SAP Mobile Platform endpoints and use native C# objects to access their SAP business objects directly. Full data-access capabilities and Linq support are included.
- Automated Mobile Testing Support – Xamarin Test Cloud now includes built-in SAP Mobile Platform data verification capabilities to ensure mobile applications are properly capturing and synchronizing data with SAP systems. Tests can run on the mobile app’s user interface, and then verify the backend data in SAP automatically. In this way, a mobile application’s frontend and backend functionality can be simultaneously tested to ensure stability and data integrity.
- Xamarin + SAP Certified Consultant Program – Xamarin’s 150 global consulting partners and thousands of SAP global consulting partners are the target audience for AuroSys Solutions, that provides expert resources to help partners develop compelling apps using Xamarin and SAP together.
- Xamarin SAP Training – AuroSys Solutions has trained resources that help its enterprise customers and consulting partners on best practices in developing Xamarin mobile apps with the SAP Mobile Platform.
With this collaboration, a new era of SAP Mobility Solutions has begun and will soon capture the attention of major SAP run businesses around the globe.