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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 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.

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 PhoneGap, Web Starter Kit, and Xamarin?
    Ionic
    Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
    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.
    PWA
    Building a high-quality Progressive Web App has incredible benefits, making it easy to delight your users, grow engagement and increase conversions.It is intended to work on any platform that uses a standards-compliant browser.
    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.
    React Native
    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
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    Review ofXamarinXamarin

    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.....!!!!!

    Thank you for considering this

    How developers use PhoneGap, Web Starter Kit, 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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    Trading Log uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.

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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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    William Baker uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    To release the JavaScript game Whack-A-Mol http://www.ethertear.com/apps.html

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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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    Smileupps uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    to let web apps benefit of native device features

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    Eyal El. uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    Our Apps are wrapped with PhoneGap 7 & 8

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