Xamarin vs. Apache Cordova vs. ManifoldJS



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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 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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose ManifoldJS?
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Cons

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 ManifoldJS?
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Pricing

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

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 ManifoldJS?
0 companies on StackShare use ManifoldJS

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
No integrations listed yet

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

  • 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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