Ionic vs. Xamarin vs. JUniversal



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Description

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

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.

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Pros

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Cons

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What are the cons of using JUniversal?
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Pricing

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How much does Xamarin cost?
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Companies

What companies use Ionic?
504 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

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

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

See all alternatives to Ionic

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