awesome-xamarin 0,0,1,1

A collection of interesting libraries/tools for Xamarin mobile projects


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A hand-picked bookmark collection of subjectively modern/interesting libraries/tools for Xamarin Android/iOS/WP libraries.

Inspired by awesome-dotnet


  • AutoMapper ★3,411 - A convention-based object-object mapper in .NET
  • Humanizer ★1,894 - Manipulation and displaying of strings, enums, dates, times, timespans, numbers and quantities
  • Fluent Validation ★1,314 - Fluent interface and lambda expressions for building validation rules
  • NodaTime - Alternative date and time API for .NET
  • Polly ★1,392 - Exception handling policies such as Retry, Retry Forever, Wait and Retry or Circuit Breaker

UI Components

  • Passcode ★5 - Xamarin component for locking an app with a passcode






Game Engine



  • io ★2 - Access system folders and files using a familiar api mobile-optimized libs (NSURLSession / OkHttp)
  • PCL Storage ★106 - consistent, portable set of local file IO APIs for .NET


  • Autofac ★965 - An addictive .NET IoC container
  • DryIoc - fast, small, full-featured IoC Container for .NET
  • Funq ★0 - High performance DI framework by eliminating all runtime reflection through the use of lambdas and generic functions as factories
  • LightInject ★177 - Light, simple and stunningly fast IoC container for .NET
  • Ninject ★1,450 - The ninja of .net dependency injectors
  • Stiletto - .NET port of Dagger, the lightweight Android dependency injector from Square
  • TinyIoC ★422 - Single-class easy IoC container


  • Resxible ★5 - tool to generate automatically several platform-dependent resource files from a single RESX file.
  • Vernacular ★158 - Cross Platform Localisation, tools to convert standard strings formats



  • Flurl ★206 - Flurl is a modern, fluent, asynchronous, testable, portable, buzzword-laden URL builder and HTTP client library.
  • Fusillade ★129 - set of HttpMessageHandlers that make your mobile applications more efficient and responsive
  • Messaging - make a phone call, send a sms or send an e-mail using the default messaging applications
  • ModernHttpClient ★374 - Accelerates HTTP requests by using mobile-optimized libs (NSURLSession / OkHttp)
  • Push Notification - Simple cross platform plugin to handle push notification events such as registering, unregistering and messages arrival on Android and iOS.
  • Reachability ★7 - Online/offline connected check
  • Refit ★802 - The automatic type-safe REST library for Xamarin and .NET
  • RestEase ★37 - Refit on steroids, simpler auth, parsing...
  • Sockets ★68 - An abstraction over the socket helper classes of .NET and WinRT


  • Akavache ★1,148 - An Asynchronous Key-Value Store for Native Applications
  • ReactiveUI ★2,249 - Rx MVVM framework
  • Refit ★802 - Refit is a library heavily inspired by Square's Retrofit library, and it turns your REST API into a live interface
  • RxFlow ★10 - Simple Flow Control Library with Rx(Reactive Extensions)


  • BoucyCastle.PCL ★43 PCL Version of BouncyCastle (Cryptography) targetting .NET, SL, WP and WinRT
  • Fingerprint Plugin ★18 - Xamarin and MvvMCross plugin for accessing the fingerprint sensor
  • PCLCrypto ★86 - Cryptography for portable class libraries (MD5,...)
  • Permissions Simple cross platform plugin to check connection status of mobile device, gather connection type, bandwidths, and more





  • GradleBindings ★39 - Visual Studio extension, for referencing gradle libs in Android projects
  • Material icons generator plugin - Xamarin Studio & Visual Studio plugin, for adding material icons to android project
  • PushSharp ★3,114 - A server-side library for sending Push Notifications to iOS (iPhone/iPad APNS), Android (C2DM and GCM - Google Cloud Message), Windows Phone, Windows 8, Amazon, Blackberry, and (soon) FirefoxOS devices!
  • Twin Tools Add-In ★7 - Productivity plugin for Xamarin Studio
  • Xamaridea ★17 - Visual Studio extension, opens *.axml files in Android Studio



More XPlat APIs

Most of them support Android and iOS, some do Windows Phone 8

  • barcodes ★4 - A cross platform barcode scanning and creating library built on top of ZXing.Net.Mobile.
  • Calendars ★9 - Calendar API plugin for Xamarin and Windows Phone, Supports basic CRUD operations with calendars and events.
  • Device Motion - Simple cross platform plugin to read motion vectors value for device motion sensors such as: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Compass.
  • Estimote ★12 - Cross platform implementation of the estimote library for beacons.
  • Fingerprint ★18 - Xamarin and MvvMCross plugin for accessing the fingerprint sensor.
  • HybridKit ★6 - Simple C# – JavaScript bridge for building hybrid iOS and Android apps.
  • Lamp - Simple way of controlling the lamp/LED on the back of your phone from Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms projects
  • ManageSleep ★4 - Manage auto sleep / auto lock in all platforms. This is useful when dealing with long running processes
  • Messaging ★25 - The Messaging plugin makes it possible to make a phone call, send a sms or send an e-mail using the default messaging applications on the different mobile platforms.
  • notifications ★5 - Notifications plugin for Xamarin and Windows
  • Telephony ★8 - Email, sms, voice and video call functionality
  • userdialogs ★92 - Standard user dialogs from a shared/portable library.
  • Version - Get app version from bundle
  • Xamarin.Badge ★15 - Simple cross platform plugin to work with application badge
  • Xamarin.LocalNotifications ★23 - Simple cross platform plugin to work with mobile local notifications
  • Xamarin.Mobile ★181 - Reading the user's address book and using the camera
  • xamarin-plugins ★12 - Device Motion, Geofencing, Push Notifications (Beta)
  • Xamarin.Plugins ★468 - Battery Status, Connectivity, Contacts, Device Information, Extended Maps, Geolocator, Media, Settings, Text To Speech, Vibrate, Circle Image for Xamarin.Forms
  • Xamarin Components ★231 - Here you will find a listing of cross platform Plugins for Xamarin that support Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.Forms, and Windows Platform from a single API.



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