Xamarin vs. NativeScript 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 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.

What is Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.
Why do developers choose Xamarin?
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Why do developers choose NativeScript?
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Why do developers choose Apportable?
Why do you like Apportable?

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

What are the cons of using NativeScript?
No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
No Cons submitted yet for Apportable
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Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does NativeScript cost?
How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
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 NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Xamarin, NativeScript, 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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