Ionic vs. Xamarin vs. Web Starter Kit

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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 Web Starter Kit?

Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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    Cons

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    Pricing

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    Companies

    What companies use Ionic?
    347 companies on StackShare use Ionic
    What companies use Xamarin?
    67 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
    What companies use Web Starter Kit?
    2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit

    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 Web Starter Kit?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

    What are some alternatives to Ionic, Xamarin, and Web Starter Kit?

    • 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

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    Latest News

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