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April 24th: Malvern, Pa: Xamarin vs Ionic: A Mobile, Cross Platform, Shootout

James_NicholsJames_Nichols USUniversity, Developer Group Leader ✭✭

Title: Xamarin vs Ionic: A Mobile, Cross Platform, Shootout
Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 05:30 PM
Microsoft Technology Center
45 Liberty Blvd.
Malvern, PA, 19355

Host: Mid Atlantic Xamarin User Group

Presenter: Lee Richardson - Author of Siren of Shame (, a USB siren currently monitoring continuous integration builds in over 300 companies in 28 countries across the world. News sites including CodeProject, Visual Studio Magazine, and have published nearly two dozen of Lee's technical articles since 2006. He is an avid blogger ( with more than 75 posts over the last decade. He has worked in software development in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for close to 20 years and is currently a senior developer at InfernoRed ( where he is building cross platform iOS and Android applications for the banking industry. You can reach him on twitter @lprichar.

Learn the pro's and con's of two leading approaches for sharing code between iOS and Android mobile apps. This talk will compare building hybrid html/javascript apps in Ionic and Apache Cordova with building fully native ones in Xamarin. We'll cover development speed, quality of end result, maintainability, unit testing, and ramp-up time. You'll come away from this talk with the skills to choose between a native or hybrid architecture for your next cross-platform mobile project.

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