Nowadays, businesses don\’t want to develop mobile apps differently for separate mobile OS. Be it for cost-cutting or saving time, cross-platform frameworks are highly useful in some ways . Also, from the developer’s point of view, a hybrid framework makes it easy to develop an app. However, many frameworks are available in the market. Xamarin and Ionic are two of them. Both Xamarin and Ionic are effective and useful to develop an interactive mobile app. The difference between Xamarin and Ionic isn\’t limited to performance but also applicable to Application size, UX/UI experience, Code reusability, third-party SDK etc. Hence, if you are stuck to choose between these two then this blog can be very helpful to you.
Works Best in Complex Projects: Xamarin is that the best framework for future projects. If there are many features in an app, it can easily be maintained by Xamarin for the future. Whereas, for Ionic, it\’ll be difficult to take care of a posh app with many lines of codes.
Ramp-Up Time: In terms of ramp-up time, Xamarin, in comparison to Ionic, may be a little better as there are minimum memory issues and no complex language mixtures. Whereas, Ionic deals with a lot of memory management issues that result in poor performance & high ramp up time.
64-bit Support: Xamarin supports 64-bit application mode, which may even be forced to compile to a 32-bit target if required. When talking about Ionic, it supports 64-bit mode only on iOS. It doesn\’t support 64-bit mode on Android as per the newest update.
Architectural Pattern: Xamarin supports only the MVVM pattern as it is Microsoft prejudiced. Ionic on the opposite hand offers flexibility by supporting MV pattern (MVC+MVP+MVVM).
Fast Development: Xamarin is time taking where patience are going to be required to debug or test codes. Whereas, Ionic is fast because of ripple emulator. Ionic helps in making your app ready within stipulated time-period.
Cost of App Development: If you want to develop your mobile app with less cost and time then Ionic is perfect for you. You have to pay huge money to use Xamarin.
Overall, both frameworks are useful and requirement specific. Regardless of the framework, you choose to develop your mobile app, Boostmysites’ developers are there for you.