Xamarin is one of the most actively used cross-platform tools. This report aggregates all information about Xamarin into a comprehensive vendor-user comparison.
The report matches the vendor perspective with the the perspective and experience of Xamarin’s users:
– By showing and evaluating the vendor description
– By asking Xamarin’s users about their opinion and rating
The report’s results results are based on two research projects conducted between May and August 2013.
The first project examined the features of the tools and the additional service offerings of the vendors. research2guidance invited 90 cross-platform tool vendors including Xamarin to provide company and tool information with the help of an online survey.
The second projects asked Xamarin users to share their experience with the tool. It shows an analysis on 16 dimensions including tool awareness, quality, performance, etc. The global online survey received 1,000 responses overall.
To allow the comparison of Xamarin with similar cross-platform tools, the report also compares the Xamarin ratings with the industry benchmark.
The report is a comprehensive decision support for users and potential users of Xamarin. All relevant aspects are considered: supported platforms, devices, industry focus, app category focus, time-to-learn, user support, app quality, time savings, cost-performance ratio, etc.
Target groups for this report are app developers, app professionals, tool vendors, project managers etc.
Read the report to:
– Find out how Xamarin can help you improve your cross-platform development
— Hard facts like: which OS are supported
— Targeted industries and user groups
— Time to learn
— App development improve when using Xamarin
— Support service
Control the vendor facts with statements from Xamarin users:
— How complex is Xamarin actually to learn?
— How good do users the rate the quality of apps built with Xamarin?
— How much time do developers actually save when using Xamarin?
— How satisfied are they with support?
— How good do Xamarin users rate their tool overall (cost of the tool compared to tool performance)?
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