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AWS IoT Core

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Feature Set Ratings

    Internet of Things

    8.2

    AWS IoT Core

    82%

    Xamarin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWS IoT Core ranks higher in 5/5 features

    IoT Device Management

    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device Security

    8.6
    86%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Data Management

    8.0
    80%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Analytics

    8.2
    82%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    IoT Integration

    8.0
    80%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS IoT Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Xamarin is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    AWS IoT Core

    84%
    17 Ratings
    7.0

    Xamarin

    70%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS IoT Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.8

    AWS IoT Core

    88%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.0

    AWS IoT Core

    80%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AWS IoT Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS IoT Core

    End-to-end encryption is an amazing feature because we use IoT to connect to various devices in order to gather data/ stats in real-time. We're able to publish solutions with ease and at a faster rate because of AWS IoT Core. However, its inability to interact with other IoT tools is a big con that I would like them to improve upon.
    Shirish Kamath | 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

    AWS IoT Core

    • AWS IoT Core integrates power analytics and an AI solution for sensor data processing.
    • Great protocol support including HTTPs and MQTT required to connect resource constraint IoT devices to cloud
    • High security standards during data transmission
    • Scalability and a great user community
    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

    • Ability to integrate with Ethercalc software solution
    • Ability to introduce NFC toolchains and systems which could be utilized in iot modular gateway solutions like drones
    • Ability to reduce latency as the solution scales is very much needed
    • Hybrid solution which can integrate other existing iot solutions into AWS iot core
    Manu Gupta | 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

    Pricing Details

    AWS IoT Core

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.08 Per Million Minutes

    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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Xamarin Editions & Modules

    Edition
    XamarinFree
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    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 8.8
    Based on 5 answers
    After adopting AWS IoT Core in our company it became clear that the whole platform was designed with usability in mind. It not only refers to IoT Core, but also applies to the remaining Amazon services. What we like the most is the fact that every phase from provisioning to maintaining provides great level of usability.
    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 8.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I give it this rating because the support is always there if we need help, but they aren't always able to help us with our problems and sometimes have to transfer us to another support technician. So overall, the support for AWS IoT is pretty good and I am very satisfied with it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Xamarin

    Xamarin 10.0
    Based on 4 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 2 answers
    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

    Azure IoT service provides more or less the same services as compared to AWS IoT core, however the costing of AWS lead us to continued usage of IoT core over Azure IoT services.Also, considering our existing technology stack is on AWS, it was a natural selection for better integration and ease of use.
    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

    • Gives confidence to prototype iot solutions across lots of devices in little time
    • Ability to meet requirements for managing a variety of communication protocols
    • Learning iot analytics and visualization for faster insights enablement
    • Onboarding devices and managing quickly without building inhouse solutions
    Manu Gupta | 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

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