Apache Cordova vs ManifoldJS vs Xamarin

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Apache Cordova
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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 ManifoldJS?

manifoldJS takes the meta-data about your site and generates native "hosted" apps. If the platform doesn't support hosted apps, we use Cordova to polyfill it. manifoldJS is based on the latest W3C Manifest working draft.

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.
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            What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova, ManifoldJS, and Xamarin?
            PhoneGap
            PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
            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.
            Electron
            With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
            Ionic
            Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
            Flutter
            Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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            Review ofXamarinXamarin

            I'm working in Huge company and I'm in charge to choose the cross-platform environment to develop Mobile application for all our services. I choose Xamarin but because the error i get everytime in Visual Studio, I want to leave it and recommand another solution. In fact that's why I'm here.

            Weird, Install VS2017 with Xamarin on a new PC Create a new app GOT ERRORS.....!!!!!

            Thank you for considering this

            How developers use Apache Cordova, ManifoldJS, and Xamarin
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            Foundbite uses XamarinXamarin

            Xamarin enables us to develop for 3 platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with one core codebase coded in C#. Xamarin has allowed us to release an app on all three platforms and develop them simultaneously - not bad for a team of 2!

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            papaver uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

            used in conjunction with ionic to build out ios and android app for a client. a little slow to run on devices but saves a ton on development time.

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            Ralic Lo uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

            Used Apache Cordova to package single page web application written HTML/CSS/javascript as a iOS/Android application.

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            Ana Phi Sancho uses XamarinXamarin

            Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user.

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            MobiBoats uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

            Used with Ionic to support various plugins and integrations with the native environment of iOS and Android.

            Avatar of Robert Brown
            Robert Brown uses XamarinXamarin

            Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.

            Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
            Daniel Kovacs uses XamarinXamarin

            Mobile app development with PCL and Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

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            João Alvarenga uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

            Compilar o webapp, transformando-o em aplicativos nativos

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            Olo uses XamarinXamarin

            Cross platform, white labelled native mobile apps

            Avatar of Evan Luc
            Evan Luc uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

            Cross platform mobile development framework.

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