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Likelihood to Recommend

Android Studio

It is useful in the following scenarios.1. For Android development when you use Java as your front-end language.2. For Android development and Kotlin development when you use Kotlin as an alternative to Java as your front-end language.3. For Android development when you use Flutter and Dart as in your front-end development.4. For Java development.
Chiyars Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

If you are required to develop applications that are cross-platformed, Xamarin is a great tool to use. It will help save time and effort from your development team to be able to build applications seamlessly for android, IOS, Windows, and web on a single platform instead of requiring multiple tools to get the job done.
Duy Mai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Android Studio

  • Supports Gradle instead of Maven.
  • Debug mode is excellent.
  • Android Studio is not the unique product for Android development. IntelliJ IDEA is good for it too.
  • It is open source software.
  • No need to pay, free of charge product.
  • It supports big community of other android developers.
  • Provide Java to Kotlin code auto translation.
Aleksei Jegorov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

  • Xamarin allows you to write cross platform code. This allows companies to build apps more quickly by writing less code. Having code abstracted and reused across multiple platforms allows for more testing and less issues overall.
  • The ability to use Visual Studio is a huge plus. Visual Studio is one of the best IDE's available and being able to write cross platforms apps while in a great IDE makes everything less painful.
  • Xamarin is now free with a large company backing. This means that bugs on the platform get fixed more quickly and there is a large community of developers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Android Studio

  • Unlike Eclipse, Android Studio has no concept of a workspace. Each window houses only one project. It's not very easy to jump between projects.
  • Android Studio isn't lightweight. It consumes lots of memory and takes lots of time to perform certain tasks.
  • I frequently see ignorable messages telling me that Android Studio has encountered an error (an error in the IDE, not an error in my code). I've never bothered to find the source of these messages because the messages go away quickly, and they don't keep me from running my code.
Barry Burd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

  • Forms - not 100% there. Still needs work but is production ready.
  • iOS - sometimes errors can be hard to understand, if they even show up.
  • Insights - Xamarin offers their own crash analytics software. However, it's not perfect and sometimes doesn't pick up crashes.
Jordan Max | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Android Studio

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Xamarin

Xamarin 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Xamarin has been great for developing different projects efficiently and effectively. It's nice to reuse the core business logic across different platforms so that there are less to maintain and little replications are needed. The biggest benefit is that C# programmers do not have to learn a different language to do mobile development.
Duy Mai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Android Studio

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Xamarin

Xamarin 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If you are required to develop applications that are cross-platformed, Xamarin is a great tool to use. It will help save time and efforts from your development team to be able to build applications seamlessly for android, IOS, windows, and web on a single platform instead of requiring multiple tools to get the job done
Duy Mai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Android Studio

Android Studio 9.3
Based on 9 answers
Overall support for Android Studio is quite good. As the project is maintained by Google itself, frequent updates are usually made to Android Studio to keep the IDE update and bug-free. Many community forums are also available to help developers across the world if they face any issue.
Kunal Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

Xamarin 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I never had to contact support for any help. Most of the problems we ran into, we were able to identify and use peer support through blogs and other internet sources to resolve the problems. There are plenty of sources online which provide tutorials, discuss problems, etc. Example: StackOverflow
Duy Mai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Android Studio

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Xamarin

Xamarin 10.0
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Just with any programming tasks, have a plan first. Design out the system, spend time to build it correctly the first time and have plenty of testing and user acceptance opportunities. Xamarin was easy to implement for a C# programmer. However, you need to do tutorials to realize the platform's capabilities.
Duy Mai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Android Studio

  • Debugging and testing are easy in Android Studio.
  • The errors of the codes can be found easily in Android Studio.
  • It has superior community support.
Tharanga Wickramsinghe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

Xamarin runs natively on MacOS, and the debugger and other integration and auto-complete tools are far better than Eclipse for C# .NET. It also carries much of the plugin/add-on capabilities that are so desirable on Atom. Eclipse is a better for generalized software development, provided a developer is comfortable switching between the IDE the command line for certain parts of their workflow, like building, package management, or debugging. But for C# .NET development on MacOS specifically, Xamarin is the best product I've used for the job.
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Android Studio

  • Due to Android Studio's day by day improvement, our company is making Android applications in more and more effective and efficient ways.
  • 24x7 support from Google and JetBrains is making our work running 24x7 smoother, and making our clients happier and happier day by day.
  • Due to the awesome animation and transition tricks, we are providing our clients more than they expected.
Chiyars Malhotra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Xamarin

  • Saves development time and deliver fast.
  • Allows inhouse developers build both Android and iOS application without switching languages.
  • Allows use coding in C# in Visual studio IDE from which we can code in different languages. We don't need multiple IDEs installed
Florence Birgen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Android Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Android Studio Editions & Modules

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Xamarin

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Xamarin Editions & Modules

Edition
XamarinFree
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