Apache Cordova vs Xamarin: What are the differences?
Apache Cordova and Xamarin can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by Apache Cordova are:
- Cross-platform (CLI) workflow
- Platform-centered workflow
- Hundreds of plugins
On the other hand, Xamarin provides the following key features:
- Cross-platform development- Thinking about supporting iOS, Android, Mac and Windows? Xamarin allows you to write it all in C#.
- Reuse existing code- Use your favorite .NET libraries in Xamarin apps. Easily use third-party native libraries and frameworks.
- Discover as you type- Explore APIs as you type with code autocompletion.
"Lots of plugins" is the primary reason why developers consider Apache Cordova over the competitors, whereas "Power of c# on mobile devices" was stated as the key factor in picking Xamarin.
Apache Cordova is an open source tool with 762 GitHub stars and 327 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Cordova's open source repository on GitHub.
Die Coder GmbH, BetRocket, and Dial Once are some of the popular companies that use Apache Cordova, whereas Xamarin is used by Rdio, Olo, and Rumble. Apache Cordova has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Xamarin, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 65 developer stacks.
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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
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!
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.
Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user.
Used with Ionic to support various plugins and integrations with the native environment of iOS and Android.
Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.