Xamarin vs. NativeScript vs. ManifoldJS



  • 995
  • 1.07K
  • 35.9K
  • 480
  • 2.02K
  • 4.35K
  • -
  • 2
  • 10
No public GitHub repository stats available

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.

What is ManifoldJS?

manifoldJS takes the meta-data about your site and generates native "hosted" apps. If the platform doesn't support hosted apps, we use Cordova to polyfill it. manifoldJS is based on the latest W3C Manifest working draft.

Want advice about which of these to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose Xamarin?
Why do you like Xamarin?

Why do developers choose NativeScript?
Why do you like NativeScript?

Why do developers choose ManifoldJS?
Why do you like ManifoldJS?

What are the cons of using Xamarin?
Downsides of Xamarin?

What are the cons of using NativeScript?
No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
Downsides of NativeScript?

What are the cons of using ManifoldJS?
No Cons submitted yet for ManifoldJS
Downsides of ManifoldJS?

How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does NativeScript cost?
How much does ManifoldJS cost?
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
What companies use ManifoldJS?
0 companies on StackShare use ManifoldJS
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
No integrations listed yet

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

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

See all alternatives to Xamarin

Extend Xamarin.Forms Controls Functionality with Beh...
Xamarin.iOS and Xcode 9.3 Web Preview
Add a Search Bar to Your Xamarin Apps in iOS 11
Learn How To Add a Chatbot to Your Next Mobile App
NativeScript Tips and Tricks from the {N} Squad
Create Native Mobile Apps, Web Apps, and Chatbots - ...


Interest Over Time