Xamarin Community Forum As any other technology, Xamarin has its own benefits and drawbacks, which have been a subject of a heated discussion recently. If you want get down to details, keep reading. Net framework to create apps for any mobile platform. Thus, you can reuse up to 96 percent of the source code speeding up the engineering cycle.
As reported by Tim Anderson Cross-platform development is a big deal, and will continue to be so until a day comes when everyone uses the same platform.
Sometimes I hear it said that there are essentially two approaches to cross-platform mobile apps. Within the second category though, there is diversity. In particular, they vary concerning the extent to which they abstract the user interface.
Here is the trade-off. If you design your cross-platform framework you can have your application work almost the same way on every platform. If you are sharing the UI design across all platforms, it is hard to make your design feel equally right in all cases.
It might be better to take the approach adopted by most games, using a design that is distinctive to your app and make a virtue of its consistency across platforms, even though it does not have the native look and feel on any platform.
Forms as well as pure native that still follows the philosophy mentioned here took liberty of inline edit because such a great answer Xamarin Studio on the other hand makes no attempt to provide a shared GUI framework: Nat Friedman to Tim Anderson This is right; but the downside is the effort involved in maintaining two or more user interface designs for your app.
PhoneGap web applications are wrapped in a native application shell, and can be installed via the native app stores for multiple platforms. Additionally, PhoneGap strives to provide a common native API set which is typically unavailable to web applications, such as basic camera access, device contacts, and sensors not already exposed in the browser.
Approaching native-quality UI performance in the browser is a non-trivial task - Sencha employs a large team of web programming experts dedicated full-time to solving this problem. Even so, on most platforms, in most browsers today, reaching native-quality UI performance and responsiveness is simply not possible, even with a framework as advanced as Sencha Touch.
It depends on your requirements and sensibilities, but it is unquestionably less good than native UI. Sometimes much worse, depending on the browser.
We spent many hours trying to get knockout. Fragmented landscape for frameworks and libraries. Too many choices, and too many are not mature enough.
Strangely enough, for the needs of our app, decent performance could be achieved not with jQuery. We tried jqMobi not very mature, but fast. Very limited capability for interaction with other apps or cdevice capabilities, and this would not be cross-platform anyway, as there aren't any standards in HTML5 except for a few, like geolocation, camera and local databases.
Titanium is built on two assertions about mobile development:As part of many development projects at Technology Rivers (Mobile & Web Apps & MVP Development), we have used PhoneGap (aka Apache Corodova) with Ionic, as well as React regardbouddhiste.com PhoneGap/Corodova apps are webkit based apps, they are naturally going to be slow compare to native.
Mobile is a more widely applicable skill set because it's essentially desktop programming for a smaller desktop with a few extra devices (GPS, touch sensors, gyroscopes, etc) attached to it. This will make it easier to move from mobile to various other fields.
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