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Choosing a Cross-Platform Development Tool: Cordova, Ionic, React Native, Titanium, and Xamarin

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Overview

Choose the right tool for cross-platform development. Review the pros and cons of Cordova, Ionic, React Native, Titanium, and Xamarin.

There are many cross-platform mobile development tools available. Knowing which to choose is almost harder than learning the platform itself. Each toolset comes with pros and cons. In this course, Tom Duffy reviews five of the most popular options—Cordova, Ionic, React Native, Titanium, and Xamarin—and explains their benefits and tradeoffs. He builds a simple user-input app with each tool, highlighting exceptional features and workflow steps.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Exercise files
1. Intro to Cross-Platform Development
  • Value proposition
  • When cross-platform isn't the answer
  • Hybrid cross-platform apps
  • Native cross-platform apps
  • Cross-platform vs. native development
  • Choosing an editor
  • Node installation
  • Course objectives
2. Cordova/PhoneGap
  • Tools and technologies
  • Where Cordova excels
  • What you leave behind with Cordova
  • Build a simple web app
  • Convert a web app to a Cordova project
  • Build a Cordova app
3. Ionic
  • Tools and technologies
  • Where Ionic excels
  • What you leave behind with Ionic
  • Getting started with Ionic and Creator
  • Build a simple Ionic app
  • Add an alert to an Ionic app
  • Add a platform-specific message
4. React Native
  • Tools and technologies
  • Where React Native excels
  • What you leave behind with React Native
  • Get started with React Native
  • Use Create React Native App
  • Use the CLI
  • Build the UI
  • Add the event handler
  • Conditional processing
5. Titanium
  • Tools and technologies
  • Where Titanium excels
  • What you leave behind with Titanium
  • Install Titanium CLI
  • Install Appcelerator Studio
  • Titanium example: Start the UI
  • Titanium example: Create the app
  • Titanium example: Building and deploying
6. Xamarin
  • Tools and technologies
  • Where Xamarin excels
  • What you leave behind with Xamarin
  • Get started with Xamarin
  • Xamarin example: Create the UI
  • Xamarin example: Add the event handler
  • Building Xamarin apps
Conclusion
  • Other options
  • Next steps

Taught by

Tom Duffy

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