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Description

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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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Why do developers choose Xamarin?
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    Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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    Why do developers choose JUniversal?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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    What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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    What are the cons of using JUniversal?
    No Cons submitted yet for JUniversal
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    Pricing

    How much does Xamarin cost?
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    How much does Apache Cordova cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Xamarin?
    67 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
    What companies use Apache Cordova?
    87 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
    What companies use JUniversal?
    0 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

    Integrations

    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 JUniversal?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

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

    • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
    • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
    • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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