In this chapter, we talked about some platform-specific features related to inter-app communications, peripherals, and location data.
Using platform-specific features can make your applications more attractive to platform users by providing scenarios that they are familiar with and increase the native look and feel of your applications.
Platform-specific features related to different communication protocols, such as Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Direct, can be employed for various scenarios. However, most of the protocols and profiles described here target Android and Windows Phone. Xamarin.iOS applications can only benefit from the Bluetooth LE profile.
Location awareness is another platform-specific implementation that all mobile applications can benefit from. By adding a location context to the business logic of applications, developers can create a more personalized experience for users.
Finally, if needed, Xamarin provides important features for binding and linking native libraries for...