Xamarin vs. Cocoa Touch (iOS)

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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 Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
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How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
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What companies use Xamarin?
101 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
43 companies on StackShare use Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)

What are some alternatives to Xamarin and Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

  • 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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