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ManifoldJS vs Xamarin: What are the differences?

ManifoldJS: Create mobile apps from websites. 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; Xamarin: Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#. 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.

ManifoldJS and Xamarin can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

ManifoldJS is an open source tool with 1.55K GitHub stars and 132 GitHub forks. Here's a link to ManifoldJS's open source repository on GitHub.

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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.

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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          What are some alternatives to ManifoldJS and Xamarin?
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          Ionic
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          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.
          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.
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          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.....!!!!!

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          How developers use ManifoldJS 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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          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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          Robert Brown uses XamarinXamarin

          Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.

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          Daniel Kovacs uses XamarinXamarin

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

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          Olo uses XamarinXamarin

          Cross platform, white labelled native mobile apps

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