Xamarin vs. JUniversal vs. Apportable



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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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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 Xamarin?
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Why do developers choose JUniversal?
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Why do developers choose Apportable?
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What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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What are the cons of using JUniversal?
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
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How much does Xamarin cost?
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How much does JUniversal cost?
How much does Apportable cost?
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What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal
No integrations listed yet

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

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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