PhoneGap vs Xamarin: What are the differences?
PhoneGap and Xamarin can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by PhoneGap are:
On the other hand, Xamarin provides the following key features:
- Cross-platform development- Thinking about supporting iOS, Android, Mac and Windows? Xamarin allows you to write it all in C#.
- Reuse existing code- Use your favorite .NET libraries in Xamarin apps. Easily use third-party native libraries and frameworks.
- Discover as you type- Explore APIs as you type with code autocompletion.
PhoneGap is an open source tool with 4.15K GitHub stars and 974 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PhoneGap's open source repository on GitHub.
Rdio, Olo, and Rumble are some of the popular companies that use Xamarin, whereas PhoneGap is used by Infoshare, Binary.com, and StreetHub. Xamarin has a broader approval, being mentioned in 74 company stacks & 65 developers stacks; compared to PhoneGap, which is listed in 86 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.