Ionic vs. Xamarin vs. Apportable



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What is 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.

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 Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.

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

Why do developers choose Apportable?
Why do you like Apportable?

What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Xamarin?
Downsides of Xamarin?

What are the cons of using Apportable?
No Cons submitted yet for Apportable
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How much does Ionic cost?
How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Ionic?
526 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ionic, Xamarin, and Apportable?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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