Xamarin vs. PhoneGap vs. Web Starter Kit



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Description

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 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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Pros

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Cons

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Pricing

How much does Xamarin cost?
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Companies

What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use PhoneGap?
120 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Web Starter Kit?
2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit

Integrations

What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with Web Starter Kit?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

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

  • 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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