CloudRail Brings Web-APIs to Xamarin
November 22, 2017
CloudRail brings its complete portfolio of over 50 integrations to the
Xamarin platform, making it easy for developers using Microsoft Visual
Studio and Visual Studio for Mac to access a wide array of third party
APIs like Dropbox or Facebook with CloudRail’s cross-platform APIs. Over
the past years, developers have been faced with the massive rise of the
API economy. Micro-services take away a lot of work and major SaaS
services allow developers to access their ecosystems via Web-APIs.
Xamarin developers targeting iOS or Android can now use CloudRail’s
high-quality integrations to connect to web-APIs like Microsoft OneDrive
or Stripe to their native, cross-platform mobile projects developed in
C#. The CloudRail offering builds on Xamarin’s rich ecosystem of .NET
libraries and components to provide access to some of the most used web
services across categories like cloud storage, social, payment,
messaging and more.
But CloudRail even goes further in the simplification of APIs. With
so-called Unified Interfaces, CloudRail bundles multiple services of the
same kind into a universal API. This allows developers to integrate, for
example, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and Box via the exact same API.
Using this feature, developers can integrate all providers of the
respective category in less time they would actually need for just one.
Moreover, CloudRail keeps these integrations up-to-date to protect
developers from breaking integrations, which is currently a big problem
in the industry. API statistics complete CloudRails offering and provide
developers with a single place to manage all kind of integrations.
are already providing integrations used by more than 50 million users,
mainly on Android and iOS today. Adding availability for Xamarin is our
first step into the cross-platform world and we’re looking forward to
being the same game changer here as we were on native platforms”, says
Felix Kollmar, CEO of CloudRail.
Joseph Hill, Principal Director, Program Management for Xamarin and
Visual Studio for Mac said, “We are pleased to see CloudRail’s
commitment to C# developers building iOS and Android applications with
Xamarin and Microsoft Visual Studio. Our mutual customers benefit from
improved code sharing when accessing web APIs with .NET and CloudRails