Xamarin vs. Apache Cordova vs. Crosswalk

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What is 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.

What is Apache Cordova?

Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What is Crosswalk?

Crosswalk is a web runtime for ambitious HTML5 applications. All the features of a modern browser, deep device integration and an API for adding native extensions

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Why do developers choose Xamarin?
Why do you like Xamarin?

Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose Crosswalk?
Why do you like Crosswalk?

What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
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What are the cons of using Crosswalk?
No Cons submitted yet for Crosswalk
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How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does Apache Cordova cost?
How much does Crosswalk cost?
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use Crosswalk?
3 companies on StackShare use Crosswalk
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
What tools integrate with Crosswalk?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Crosswalk

What are some alternatives to Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Crosswalk?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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