Axway Appcelerator vs Xamarin Platform comparison

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  • "The price of the Xamarin Platform is not expensive. However, the price of the solution depends on the application that is made. For example, if you have small applications, it's different from large or enterprise applications."
  • "There's no licensing cost for Xamarin."
  • "There is no requirement for a license. It is available for free as an open-source product."
  • "This is an open-source solution, but there is a subscription charge to use the App Center of around $100."
  • "Xamarin is free. There is no license unless you go for some high-end enterprise features. Other than that, everything's free."
  • "My company provided all the licenses that we need to support our use of Xamarin Platform."
  • "Xamarin Platform is a free open-source solution."
  • "Xamarin Platform is open-source, but there are fees for deployment, the API Store and Play Store, and using third-party libraries."
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    Top Answer:On the market, compared to everyone else, they're the top solution. They're the best solution out there that I could see.
    Top Answer:The software itself was pretty good. The problem that I faced was that the communication, the roles, and the responsibilities, weren't defined between Microsoft and Xamarin, that's really where the… more »
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    Also Known As
    Appcelerator Titanium, Appcelerator
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    Appcelerator Titanium allows you to deliver an immersive user experience at a fraction of the time, but with the same results, of native platforms. Titanium handles device and OS compatibility you build amazing apps.

    Xamarin is an open-source platform for developing modern and performant applications for iOS, Android, and Windows using.NET. Xamarin is an abstraction layer that manages how shared code is communicated to the platform's underlying code. Xamarin is for developers with the two following goals:

    • Cross-platform sharing of code, tests, and business logic.

    • Writing cross-platform apps in C# with Visual Studio.

    Xamarin allows developers to share an average of 90% of their program across platforms. This enables programmers to achieve native performance, look, and feel on each platform while writing all of their business logic in a single language (or reusing existing application code).

    Xamarin applications can be created on a PC or a Mac and compiled into native application packages, such as an .apk file for Android or an .ipa file for iOS.

    Xamarin Platform Features

    Xamarin Platform has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Complete binding for the supporting SDKs: Xamarin includes bindings for almost all of the underlying platform SDKs in iOS and Android.
    • Java, C, Objective-C, C, C++ Interop: Xamarin gives you the ability to use a variety of third-party code by providing tools for directly invoking Objective-C, Java, C, and C++ libraries.
    • Modern language constructs: Xamarin applications are written in C#, a modern language with many capabilities that Objective-C and Java do not have, like lambdas, LINQ, parallel programming, generics, and more.
    • Strong base class library (BCL): Xamarin apps use the .NET BCL, a large collection of classes with streamlined features, like powerful XML, database, serialization, IO, string, and networking support, among others.

    Xamarin Platform Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing the Xamarin Platform. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Native UIs and APIs: Xamarin delivers comprehensive access to each platform's native SDK and UI controls, projecting the entire native API of each device into C#. Therefore, the apps you develop are native instead of write-once/run-anywhere programs that look alien on every platform. Xamarin provides you access to all of the capabilities that distinguish each platform.
    • Share code between platforms: With Xamarin, you can share all code across platforms while providing a native user interface tailored to each individual device. With Xamarin, you can execute the same C# code on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. With Xamarin, your software is compiled to a native binary rather than being interpreted, in contrast to other cross-platform frameworks. Even in the most demanding situations, native compilation provides users with excellent app performance. Xamarin provides responsive, multi-user input and feedback, fluid scrolling, sophisticated graphics and animations, complicated data visualization, and realistic high frame rates for games.
    • Code with C#: Write shorter, more concise, and more maintainable code by leveraging advanced language features, such as Language Integrated Query (LINQ), delegates, lambdas, events, garbage collection, and many other features. With Xamarin's fully extensible platform, you can include libraries written in C, Objective-C, C++, or Java. In C#, you have access to the entire native ecosystem of components and libraries.

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    Cinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Axway Appcelerator is ranked 18th in Mobile Development Platforms while Xamarin Platform is ranked 7th in Mobile Development Platforms with 16 reviews. Axway Appcelerator is rated 0.0, while Xamarin Platform is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Xamarin Platform writes "Develops cross-platform apps from a single code base and offers plenty of online training". Axway Appcelerator is most compared with , whereas Xamarin Platform is most compared with Appium, OutSystems, Temenos Quantum, Mendix and Tricentis Tosca.

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