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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 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.

What is Sencha Touch?

Sencha Touch 2, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch 2 is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more.

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Companies

What companies use Xamarin?
97 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
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119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
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Integrations

What tools integrate with Xamarin?
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What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with Sencha Touch?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Sencha Touch

What are some alternatives to Xamarin, PhoneGap, and Sencha Touch?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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