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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core provides a good solution for IoT services required for IoT application development and for IoT startup companies. AWS IoT platform provides special packages for IoT startups, helps them in lowering costs, and caters to all their educational and training needs. AWS IoT platform is integrated with powerful AI and ML analytics so IoT startups can focus more on device development and less on backend solutions. I don't see any scenario where the IoT Core would be less appropriate.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Internet of Things

AWS IoT Core
8.5
Xamarin
IoT Device Management
AWS IoT Core
8.5
Xamarin
Device Security
AWS IoT Core
9.1
Xamarin
IoT Data Management
AWS IoT Core
8.1
Xamarin
IoT Analytics
AWS IoT Core
8.9
Xamarin
IoT Integration
AWS IoT Core
8.0
Xamarin

Pros

AWS IoT Core

  • Makes it easy to use other Amazon services like Lambda and S3
  • Regular updates bring new features to the platform
  • It is exceptionally well documented
Anonymous | 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

AWS IoT Core

  • At very early stages it might be difficult to understand the AWS IoT console.
  • It takes time to understand the concepts.
Jay Momaya | 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

AWS IoT Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use. That's the main goal and this nails it. From the user perspective, this is as intuitive as you would expect from an Amazon product. Easily connect and host without a bunch of training and hand-holding. Change management is always part of the process but this was about as smooth as I have seen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Of course it saves our company resources and time and to the tedious job of sending our device data to Cloud server. Lots of devices communicate with Cloud using the single tool AWS IoT.
prabhakar srivastava | 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

AWS IoT Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Xamarin

Xamarin 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

AWS IoT Core

AWS IoT Core is faster, easier, cheaper, and enjoyed by our employees more than Microsoft Azure. We selected AWS IoT because we saw an advertisement for it and have used it ever since. We will continue to use it as long as it is around or until we find one that is better.
Anonymous | 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

AWS IoT Core

  • AWS IoT Core has lowered the cost of device development and data management.
  • Data analytics have become easy with power AI and ML algorithms.
  • Overall, the platform is highly secure so data security is not an issue now.
Anonymous | 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

AWS IoT Core

General

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

AWS IoT Core Editions & Modules

Edition
Connectivity$0.081
Messaging$1.002
Rules Engine$0.153
  1. Per Million Minutes
  2. Per Million Messages
  3. Per Million Actions
Additional Pricing Details

Xamarin

General

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

Xamarin Editions & Modules

Edition
XamarinFree
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS IoT Core
    8.5
    Xamarin
    9.7

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS IoT Core
    Xamarin
    10.0

    Usability

    AWS IoT Core
    9.0
    Xamarin
    10.0

    Support Rating

    AWS IoT Core
    8.2
    Xamarin
    10.0

    Implementation Rating

    AWS IoT Core
    Xamarin
    10.0

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