Crosswalk vs J2ObjC vs Xamarin




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What is Crosswalk?

Crosswalk is a web runtime for ambitious HTML5 applications. All the features of a modern browser, deep device integration and an API for adding native extensions

What is J2ObjC?

J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps.

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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      What are some alternatives to Crosswalk, J2ObjC, and Xamarin?
      React Native
      React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
      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.
      Apache Cordova
      Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
      PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
      Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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      Reviews of Crosswalk, J2ObjC, and Xamarin
      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

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      iOS Developer at JORY
      Review ofJ2ObjCJ2ObjC

      This is one of the most amazing open source projects out there. Tom and Kieth do an amazing job working with the developer community and quickly responding to questions and concerns. I was blown away by how solid the ported code was. What a life-saver and a ridiculously awesome tool.

      How developers use Crosswalk, J2ObjC, 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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      fileee GmbH uses J2ObjCJ2ObjC

      We use J2Objc and GWT to provide a shared library of cross-platform code that is used on all our client platforms (Android, iOS and the web) and even in the backend.

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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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      Down to Chill uses CrosswalkCrosswalk

      Used to implement the webview on Android to make it look and feel native (it replaces Cordova's webview)

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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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      Daniel Kovacs uses XamarinXamarin

      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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