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Alternatives to OutSystems

Xamarin, Kissflow, Mendix, Microsoft PowerApps, and React Native are the most popular alternatives and competitors to OutSystems.
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What is OutSystems and what are its top alternatives?

OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when needed.
OutSystems is a tool in the Mobile Backend category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to OutSystems

  • Xamarin

    Xamarin

    Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ...

  • Kissflow

    Kissflow

    It is a workflow tool & business process workflow management software to automate your workflow process. ...

  • Mendix

    Mendix

    It is a low-code software platform. It provides tools to build, test, deploy and iterate applications. ...

  • Microsoft PowerApps

    Microsoft PowerApps

    It is a suite of apps, services, connectors and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom business apps that connect to your business data stored either in the underlying data platform (Common Data Service) or in various online and on-premises data sources (SharePoint, Excel, Office 365, Dynamics 365, SQL Server, and so on). ...

  • React Native

    React Native

    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native. ...

  • React

    React

    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project. ...

  • Parse

    Parse

    With Parse, you can add a scalable and powerful backend in minutes and launch a full-featured app in record time without ever worrying about server management. We offer push notifications, social integration, data storage, and the ability to add rich custom logic to your app’s backend with Cloud Code. ...

  • Appcelerator

    Appcelerator

    Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services. ...

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Xamarin

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PROS OF XAMARIN
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    Power of c# on mobile devices
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    Native performance
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    Native apps with native ui controls
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    No javascript - truely compiled code
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    Sharing more than 90% of code over all platforms
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    Ability to leverage visual studio
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    Many great c# libraries
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    Mvvm pattern
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    Amazing support
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    Powerful platform for .net developers
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    GUI Native look and Feel
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    Nuget package manager
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    Free
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    Enables code reuse on server
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    Backed by Microsoft
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    Faster Development
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    Easy Debug and Trace
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    Use of third-party .NET libraries
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    Best performance than other cross-platform
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    It's free since Apr 2016
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    Open Source
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    Xamarin.forms is the best, it's amazing
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    Mac IDE (Xamarin Studio)
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    Power of C#, no javascript, visual studio
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    C# mult paradigm language
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    That just work for every scenario
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    Microsoft backed
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    Microsoft stack
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    Great docs
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    Compatible to develop Hybrid apps
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    Well Designed
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    Small learning curve for Mobile developers
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    Ability to leverage legacy C and C++
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CONS OF XAMARIN
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    Build times
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    Visual Studio
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    Scalability
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    Complexity
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    Price
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    Support
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    Nuget
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Greg Neumann

Finding the most effective dev stack for a solo developer. Over the past year, I've been looking at many tech stacks that would be 'best' for me, as a solo, indie, developer to deliver a desktop app (Windows & Mac) plus mobile - iOS mainly. Initially, Xamarin started to stand-out. Using .NET Core as the run-time, Xamarin as the native API provider and Xamarin Forms for the UI seemed to solve all issues. But, the cracks soon started to appear. Xamarin Forms is mobile only; the Windows incarnation is different. There is no Mac UI solution (you have to code it natively in Mac OS Storyboard. I was also worried how Xamarin Forms , if I was to use it, was going to cope, in future, with Apple's new SwiftUI and Google's new Fuchsia.

This plethora of techs for the UI-layer made me reach for the safer waters of using Web-techs for the UI. Lovely! Consistency everywhere (well, mostly). But that consistency evaporates when platform issues are addressed. There are so many web frameworks!

But, I made a simple decision. It's just me...I am clever, but there is no army of coders here. And I have big plans for a business app. How could just 1 developer go-on to deploy a decent app to Windows, iPhone, iPad & Mac OS? I remembered earlier days when I've used Microsoft's ASP.NET to scaffold - generate - loads of Code for a web-app that I needed for several charities that I worked with. What 'generators' exist that do a lot of the platform-specific rubbish, allow the necessary customisation of such platform integration and provide a decent UI?

I've placed my colours to the Quasar Framework mast. Oh dear, that means Electron desktop apps doesn't it? Well, Ive had enough of loads of Developers saying that "the menus won't look native" or "it uses too much RAM" and so on. I've been using non-native UI-wrapped apps for ages - the date picker in Outlook on iOS is way better than the native date-picker and I'd been using it for years without getting hot under the collar about it. Developers do get so hung-up on things that busy Users hardly notice; don't you think?. As to the RAM usage issue; that's a bit true. But Users only really notice when an app uses so much RAM that the machine starts to page-out. Electron contributes towards that horizon but does not cause it. My Users will be business-users after all. Somewhat decent machines.

Looking forward to all that lovely Vue.js around my TypeScript and all those really, really, b e a u t I f u l UI controls of Quasar Framework . Still not sure that 1 dev can deliver all that... but I'm up for trying...

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William Miller
CEO at Stealth Startup · | 6 upvotes · 91.8K views

We are developing an AWS IoT app for large boats. The IoT devices have sensors all over the boat for engine oil pressure, position, water depth, fuel level, crew location, etc. When the boat has internet, we interact with AWS cloud using lambda and Amazon DynamoDB. When the boat is offshore, the captain and crew still need normal and emergency alerts and real-time sensor information. The crew might have an Android or IoS phone or a Windows or macOS PC to receive alerts and interact with sensors. We may use the AWS GreenGrasss edge computing solution and either MQTT or HTML for that function.

Question: We want to develop a cross-platform client to run on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, and possibly Linux. We are primarily Python programmers, so PyQt or Kivy are options for us, but we have heard good things about React Native, Flutter, Xamarin, and others. We think an AWS Greengrass core on an RPI4 could communicate to the client with MQTT or a local webserver with a client web interface.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Kissflow

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      David Rodriguez
      Analytics Implementation Manag at PSN Affiliates · | 4 upvotes · 3.9K views

      We are looking for a process automation tool for form approvals, purchase order approvals, payment agreements, etc. Senior leadership brought up Kissflow but we have the Microsoft suite and Microsoft Power Automate. Rather than paying for another tool, would we get the same functionality out of PowerAutomate that we would with Kissflow?

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      Mendix

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      Low-code platform used by businesses to develop mobile & web apps
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          Microsoft PowerApps

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              React Native

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                Learn once write everywhere
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                Cross platform
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                Javascript
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                Native ios components
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                Built by facebook
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                Easy to learn
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                Bridges me into ios development
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                It's just react
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                No compile
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                Declarative
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                Fast
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                Virtual Dom
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                Livereload
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                Insanely fast develop / test cycle
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                It is free and open source
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                Easy setup
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                Backed by Facebook
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                Great community
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                Native android components
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                Highly customizable
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                Great errors
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                Scalable
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                Awesome
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                Win win solution of hybrid app
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                Everything component
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                Simple
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                Not dependent on anything such as Angular
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                OTA update
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                Awesome, easy starting from scratch
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                As good as Native without any performance concerns
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                Easy to use
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                Web development meets Mobile development
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                Can be incrementally added to existing native apps
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                Many salary
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                Hot reload
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                Over the air update (Flutter lacks)
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                'It's just react'
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                Built by facebook
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                Cant use CSS
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                Some compenents not truly native
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                30 FPS Limit

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              I'm working as one of the engineering leads in RunaHR. As our platform is a Saas, we thought It'd be good to have an API (We chose Ruby and Rails for this) and a SPA (built with React and Redux ) connected. We started the SPA with Create React App since It's pretty easy to start.

              We use Jest as the testing framework and react-testing-library to test React components. In Rails we make tests using RSpec.

              Our main database is PostgreSQL, but we also use MongoDB to store some type of data. We started to use Redis  for cache and other time sensitive operations.

              We have a couple of extra projects: One is an Employee app built with React Native and the other is an internal back office dashboard built with Next.js for the client and Python in the backend side.

              Since we have different frontend apps we have found useful to have Bit to document visual components and utils in JavaScript.

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                Performance
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                Simplicity
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                Composable
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                Data flow
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                Declarative
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                Isn't an mvc framework
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                Reactive updates
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                Explicit app state
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                JSX
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                Learn once, write everywhere
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                Uni-directional data flow
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                Easy to Use
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                Works great with Flux Architecture
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                Great perfomance
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                Built by Facebook
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                Javascript
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                TypeScript support
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                Speed
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                Scalable
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                Awesome
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                Easy to start
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                Feels like the 90s
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                Fancy third party tools
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                Hooks
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                Server side views
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                Functional
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                Simple
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                Great migration pathway for older systems
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                Server Side Rendering
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                Cross-platform
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                SSR
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                Fast evolving
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                Simple, easy to reason about and makes you productive
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                Rich ecosystem
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                Has functional components
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                Has arrow functions
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                Strong Community
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                Closer to standard JavaScript and HTML than others
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                Very gentle learning curve
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                Excellent Documentation
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                Super easy
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                Props
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                Scales super well
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                Just the View of MVC
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                Start simple
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                Allows creating single page applications
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                Fragments
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                Split your UI into components with one true state
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                Sharable
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                Every decision architecture wise makes sense
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                Permissively-licensed
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                Beautiful and Neat Component Management
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                Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
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                No predefined way to structure your app
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                Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
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                JSX
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                Cheap
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                Use push notifications in 3 lines of code
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                Fast
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                Cloud code
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                Good for prototypes
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                Cloud modules
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                Backed by facebook
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                Cross Platform
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                Parse Push
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                Parse Core
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                Parse Analytics
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                Multiplatform
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                Quick chat and profile capabilities
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                Free Tier
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                Cloud Based
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                Backend as a service
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                Nice security concept
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                Free
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                PROS OF APPCELERATOR
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                  Open Source
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                  Android
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                  Easy to learn
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                  Great community
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                  Javascript
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                  IOS
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                  Angular.js beta
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                  Vue.js beta
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                  Native UI
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                  Lots of native modules, components, libraries
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                  MVC-based
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                  Paid plans available
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                  Free
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                  Write directly to iOS and Android SDK with JavaScript
                CONS OF APPCELERATOR
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