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OutSystems vs Xamarin: What are the differences?

What is OutSystems? A low-code platform that lets you visually develop your entire application,. OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when needed.

What is Xamarin? Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#. 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.

OutSystems can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Backend" category, while Xamarin is grouped under "Cross-Platform Mobile Development".

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Pros of OutSystems
Pros of Xamarin
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    • 120
      Power of c# on mobile devices
    • 80
      Native performance
    • 77
      Native apps with native ui controls
    • 71
      No javascript - truely compiled code
    • 67
      Sharing more than 90% of code over all platforms
    • 45
      Ability to leverage visual studio
    • 44
      Many great c# libraries
    • 43
      Mvvm pattern
    • 36
      Amazing support
    • 34
      Powerful platform for .net developers
    • 19
      GUI Native look and Feel
    • 15
      Nuget package manager
    • 11
      Free
    • 9
      Backed by Microsoft
    • 9
      Enables code reuse on server
    • 8
      Faster Development
    • 7
      Easy Debug and Trace
    • 7
      Use of third-party .NET libraries
    • 7
      It's free since Apr 2016
    • 7
      Best performance than other cross-platform
    • 7
      Open Source
    • 6
      Mac IDE (Xamarin Studio)
    • 6
      Xamarin.forms is the best, it's amazing
    • 5
      Power of C#, no javascript, visual studio
    • 5
      C# mult paradigm language
    • 4
      Compatible to develop Hybrid apps
    • 4
      Microsoft backed
    • 4
      Microsoft stack
    • 4
      Great docs
    • 4
      That just work for every scenario
    • 3
      Well Designed
    • 3
      Small learning curve for Mobile developers
    • 2
      Ability to leverage legacy C and C++
    • 2
      Ionic

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    Cons of OutSystems
    Cons of Xamarin
    • 0
      Maturidade
    • 0
      Perfomamnce
    • 9
      Build times
    • 5
      Visual Studio
    • 3
      Complexity
    • 3
      Scalability
    • 3
      Price
    • 2
      Nuget
    • 2
      Maturity
    • 2
      Build Tools
    • 2
      Support
    • 0
      Maturidade
    • 0
      Performance

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    What is OutSystems?

    OutSystems is a low-code platform to visually develop your application, integrate with existing systems and add your own code when needed.

    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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