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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 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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ionic?
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    What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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    What are the cons of using NativeScript?
    No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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    Pricing

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    How much does NativeScript cost?

    Companies

    What companies use Ionic?
    350 companies on StackShare use Ionic
    What companies use Xamarin?
    67 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
    What companies use NativeScript?
    9 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ionic?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
    What tools integrate with Xamarin?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
    What tools integrate with NativeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript

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

    • 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
    • Expo - Making React Native Easier

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    Latest News

    Tips & Tricks for Ionic on Desktop
    Customizing Ionic Apps for Web & Mobile
    Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta
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    Xamarin.iOS and Xcode 9.3 Web Preview
    Add a Search Bar to Your Xamarin Apps in iOS 11
    Announcing NativeScript-Vue 1.0
    Building an Awesome Login Screen with NativeScript
    A New Way to Learn NativeScript Layouts


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