Xamarin vs. Apache Cordova vs. Web Starter Kit

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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 Web Starter Kit?

Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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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 Web Starter Kit?
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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 Web Starter Kit?
    2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit

    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 Web Starter Kit?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

    What are some alternatives to Xamarin, Apache Cordova, and Web Starter Kit?

    • 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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