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A hand-picked bookmark collection of subjectively modern/interesting and ideally open-source libraries/tools for Xamarin Android/iOS/Windows/OSX








  • Akavache ★1,692 - An Asynchronous Key-Value Store for Native Applications.
  • Breeze ★63 - Data management library for developers of rich client applications.
  • Couchbase.Lite ★299 - Lightweight embedded NoSQL database.
  • Lager ★2 - Cross-platform settings storage that uses Akavache as a storage backend.
  • Massive ★1,708 - "wrapper" for your DB tables and uses System.Dynamic extensively.
  • Realm ★690 - Mobile database that runs directly inside phones, tablets or wearables.
  • Settings ★58 - Cross platform settings plugin for Xamarin and Windows.
  • SQLite.Net-PCL ★340 - SQLite 3 databases support, PCL, async.
  • LiteDB ★4245 - A .NET NoSQL Document Store in a single data file.
  • DB4O-GPL ★8 - Object-Oriented Database, Embedded and Remote connections supported.



  • Ammy - Modern UI language for XAML platforms. Free for non-commercial development.
  • Appercode.UIFramework ★13 - Allows to build user interface of cross-platform mobile applications with single XAML layout.
  • Invention - Develop native apps for iOS, Android and Windows with 100% code sharing using Visual Studio and C#.NET.
  • SimplyMobile ★103 - Collection of abstracted mobile functionalities.
  • Xamu-Infrastructure ★104 - Extensions, MVVM classes, behaviors and other misc. useful code bits from Xamarin University.

Game Engine



  • Autofac ★2,169 - An addictive .NET IoC container.
  • DryIoc - Fast, small, full-featured IoC Container for .NET.
  • Funq ★2 - High performance DI framework by eliminating all runtime reflection through the use of lambdas and generic functions as factories.
  • LightInject ★320 - Light, simple and stunningly fast IoC container for .NET.
  • Ninject ★2,034 - The ninja of .net dependency injectors.
  • Stiletto ★36 - .NET port of Dagger, the lightweight Android dependency injector from Square.
  • TinyIoC ★585 - Single-class easy IoC container.


  • I18NPortable ★49 - Simple and cross platform internationalization/translations for Xamarin and .NET.
  • Resxible ★9 - Tool to generate automatically several platform-dependent resource files from a single RESX file.
  • Vernacular ★167 - Cross Platform Localisation, tools to convert standard strings formats.
  • SimpleLocalize ★19 - Open source tool for managing i18n keys in Xmarin projects.





  • Apizr ★4 - Refit based web api client, but resilient (retry, connectivity, cache, auth, log, priority, etc...).
  • Connectivity ★200 - Cross-platform network/connection status.
  • CrossDownloadManager ★67 - A cross platform download manager for Xamarin.
  • Flurl ★1,295 - Flurl is a modern, fluent, asynchronous, testable, portable, buzzword-laden URL builder and HTTP client library.
  • Fusillade ★216 - Set of HttpMessageHandlers that make your mobile applications more efficient and responsive.
  • Messaging ★1 - Make a phone call, send a sms or send an e-mail using the default messaging applications.
  • ModernHttpClient - Accelerates HTTP requests by using mobile-optimized libs (NSURLSession / OkHttp).
  • NFC ★14 - Xamarin plugin for reading NFC tags.
  • Push Notification ★1 - Simple cross platform plugin to handle push notification events such as registering, unregistering and messages arrival on Android and iOS.
  • Reachability ★25 - Online/offline connected check.
  • Refit ★2,762 - The automatic type-safe REST library for Xamarin and .NET.
  • RestEase ★339 - Refit on steroids, simpler auth, parsing...
  • RestLess ★57 - The automatic type-safe-reflectionless REST API client library for .Net Standard.
  • RestSharp ★6,994 - Simple REST and HTTP API Client for .NET.
  • Sockets ★185 - An abstraction over the socket helper classes of .NET and WinRT.
  • Tiny.RestClient ★31 - Description Simpliest Fluent REST client for Xamarin and .NET.


  • Akavache ★1,692 - An Asynchronous Key-Value Store for Native Applications.
  • ReactiveUI ★3,917 - Rx MVVM framework.
  • Refit ★2,762 - Refit is a library heavily inspired by Square's Retrofit library, and it turns your REST API into a live interface.
  • ReactiveProperty ★361 - Provides MVVM and asynchronous support features under Reactive Extensions.
  • RxFlow ★18 - Simple Flow Control Library with Rx(Reactive Extensions).
  • Sensors - ACR Reactive Sensors Plugin for Xamarin & Windows.
  • CrossPlatformLiveData - Android LiveData inspired .NET implementation - lifecycle aware rx streams.


  • Portable.BouncyCastle ★136 - Portable version of Bouncy Castle with support for .NET 4, .NET Standard 2.0, MonoAndroid, Xamarin.iOS, .NET Core.
  • BreachDetector ★11 - Detect root, emulation, debug mode and other security concerns in your Xamarin apps.
  • Cryoprison - Jailbreak/Root detection for Xamarin
  • Fingerprint Plugin ★165 - Xamarin and MvvMCross plugin for accessing the fingerprint sensor.
  • PCLCrypto ★184 - Cryptography for portable class libraries (MD5,...).
  • Permissions ★255 - Simple cross platform plugin to check connection status of mobile device, gather connection type, bandwidths, and more.





  • Xamarin.Forms.Breadcrumb - A control that automatically generated a breadcrumb control
  • Xamarin.Forms.StateButton - With this control you are able to create any style of button. This is possible as it acts as a wrapper to your XAML and provides you the events/ commands and properties to bind too.
  • Essential UI Kit ★130 - Beautiful XAML pages for Xamarin.Forms app.
  • Passcode ★13 - Xamarin component for locking an app with a passcode.
  • SignaturePad ★117 - Signature Pad makes capturing, saving, exporting, and displaying signatures extremely simple on Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android and Windows.
  • Syncfusion Components - Rich set of UI components and file format libraries for Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android applications.
  • XamEffects ★53 - Touch effect for Xamarin.Forms.
  • Telerik UI for Xamarin - Telerik UI for Xamarin offers more the 70 controls to build professional-looking modern mobile applications for iOS, Android and UWP from a single code base.
  • Showcase View - Xamarin.Android Native showcase view. An easy-to-use customizable show case view with circular reveal animation.
  • Animated Circle Loading View - A determiante/indetermiante loading view animation.
  • Animated Icon Button - An animated icon button for Xamarin.iOS.
  • SimpleBottomDrawer - Just a nice and simple BottomDrawer for your Xamarin Forms project
  • SimpleColorPicker - Just a nice and simple ColorPicker for your Xamarin Forms project
  • SimpleAppIntro - Just a nice and simple AppIntro for your Xamarin Forms project
  • SimpleStaticMap - Just a simple static map control based on the Static API of Google Maps for your Xamarin Forms project
  • TEdito2 - TEditor2 is a HTML editor for Xamarin, it has so many build-in features and easy to use.
  • IridescentView - A custom Xamarin.Android ImageView with iridescence effect.



XPlat APIs

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

  • Calendars ★49 - Calendar API plugin for Xamarin and Windows Phone, Supports basic CRUD operations with calendars and events.
  • Device Motion ★1 - Simple cross platform plugin to read motion vectors value for device motion sensors such as: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Compass.
  • Estimote ★37 - Cross platform implementation of the estimote library for beacons.
  • Fingerprint ★165 - Xamarin and MvvMCross plugin for accessing the fingerprint sensor.
  • HybridKit ★21 - Simple C# – JavaScript bridge for building hybrid iOS and Android apps.
  • Lamp ★1 - Simple way of controlling the lamp/LED on the back of your phone from Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms projects.
  • ManageSleep ★15 - Manage auto sleep / auto lock in all platforms. This is useful when dealing with long running processes.
  • Messaging ★88 - 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 ★79 - Notifications plugin for Xamarin and Windows.
  • Pontoon ★27 - A flexible bridge to the Universal Windows Platform.
  • Shiny ★428 - A Xamarin Framework for Backgrounding & Device Hardware Services.
  • Telephony ★17 - Email, sms, voice and video call functionality.
  • userdialogs ★510 - Standard user dialogs from a shared/portable library.
  • Version ★1 - Get app version from bundle.
  • Xamarin.Badge ★33 - Simple cross platform plugin to work with application badge.
  • Xamarin.Essentials ★560 - Essential cross-platform APIs from Xamarin team for iOS and Android. Provide easy access to or usage of: Acelerometer, App Information, Battery, Clipboard, Compass, Connectivity, Data Transfer (Share), Device Display Information, Device Information, Email, File System Helpers, Flashlight, Geocoding, Geolocation, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Open Browser, Orientation Sensor, Power, Phone Dialer, Preferences, Screen Lock, Secure Storage, SMS, Text-to-Speech, Version Tracking, Vibrate.
  • Xamarin.LocalNotifications ★40 - Simple cross platform plugin to work with mobile local notifications.
  • Xamarin.Mobile ★237 - Reading the user's address book and using the camera.
  • Xamarin-plugins ★39 - Device Motion, Geofencing, Push Notifications (Beta).

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