Android SDK vs Mono: What are the differences?
Android SDK: An SDK that provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. Android provides a rich application framework that allows you to build innovative apps and games for mobile devices in a Java language environment; Mono: *Open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework *. It is a software platform designed to allow developers to easily create cross platform applications part of the .NET Foundation. It is an open source implementation of Microsoft's .NET Framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Runtime.
Android SDK and Mono can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.
Mono is an open source tool with 8.19K GitHub stars and 3.28K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mono's open source repository on GitHub.
Google, Slack, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Android SDK, whereas Mono is used by Croesus Finansoft, KARE Design, and Outsource2india. Android SDK has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1505 company stacks & 5147 developers stacks; compared to Mono, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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