Ionic vs. Xamarin vs. NativeScript



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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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Pros

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Why do developers choose Xamarin?
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Why do developers choose NativeScript?
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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?
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Pricing

How much does Ionic cost?
How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does NativeScript cost?

Companies

What companies use Ionic?
502 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

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 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

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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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