Xamarin vs. Apache Cordova vs. NativeScript



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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 NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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Pros

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Cons

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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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Pricing

How much does Xamarin cost?
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How much does NativeScript cost?

Companies

What companies use Xamarin?
98 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use Apache Cordova?
126 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

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 NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript

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

  • 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
  • Expo - Making React Native Easier

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