Ionic vs NativeScript vs Xamarin

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What is Ionic?

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.

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.

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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    PhoneGap
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Flutter
    Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
    Expo
    Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.
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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

          Review ofNativeScriptNativeScript

          It is using the native components to build the UI and offers the best skills reuse story. All you need to know is JS/TS and CSS. Angular 2 is also supported which leads to even more code reuse across web and mobile.This is also the best way to access the native platform APIs directly.

          Review ofNativeScriptNativeScript

          NativeScript allows you to reuse your JS skills to build Native mobile apps without any sacrifices. It takes a bit to learn about all possible features, but each time you discover a new one you can't help but get more and more excited.

          Review ofIonicIonic

          great framework,lots of resources,great community,easy to create UI

          How developers use Ionic, NativeScript, 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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          Pascal Malbranche uses IonicIonic

          We use Ionic as it is an awesome framework to build mobile hybrid apps with nativ access. Also Ionic has a nice community!

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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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          Christian Bryant uses IonicIonic

          Cross-Platform goodness. I am a noob here...learning how to implement Ionic is on the top of my ToDo's

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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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          papaver uses IonicIonic

          used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.

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          Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses IonicIonic

          Desarrollo de aplicaciones multi-plataforma con HTML5, JavaScript y CSS3

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          Daniel Kovacs uses XamarinXamarin

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

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          AmericanBibleSociety uses IonicIonic

          We have plans to employ this frontend framework in future apps.

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          Olo uses XamarinXamarin

          Cross platform, white labelled native mobile apps

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