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Apportable vs Xamarin: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apportable as "Objective-C for Android". Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms. On the other hand, Xamarin is detailed as "Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#". 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.

Apportable and Xamarin can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apportable are:

  • No Java, HTML5 or JavaScript required. Using our platform, your unmodified app can run on Android devices automatically
  • Apportable compiles your app to run natively on Android, with speed and playability that rivals the iOS version
  • We bake in performance optimizations for the latest devices and firmware updates, and Android-specific functionality such as "Lights Out" mode, hardware specific buttons, and more

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.
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What is Apportable?

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

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.

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        Review ofXamarinXamarin

        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

        How developers use Apportable and Xamarin
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        Foundbite uses XamarinXamarin

        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!

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        Ana Phi Sancho uses XamarinXamarin

        Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user.

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        Robert Brown uses XamarinXamarin

        Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.

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        Mobile app development with PCL and Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android.

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        Olo uses XamarinXamarin

        Cross platform, white labelled native mobile apps

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