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46 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    9.0

    Contentful

    90%

    Xamarin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    7.7

    Contentful

    77%

    Xamarin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    7.2

    Contentful

    72%

    Xamarin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    7.3
    73%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Admin section

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page templates

    7.6
    76%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    4.0
    40%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Form generator

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    6.9

    Contentful

    69%

    Xamarin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Contentful ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO support

    8.1
    81%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bulk management

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    4.1
    41%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Contentful is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Contentful

    80%
    7 Ratings
    7.0

    Xamarin

    70%
    12 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Contentful

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Xamarin

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful

    Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
    Jennifer Garcia | 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

    Contentful

    • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
    • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
    • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
    Andrew Folts | 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

    Contentful

    • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
    • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
    • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
    Eric Mason | 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

    Contentful

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $0

    Contentful Editions & Modules

    Edition
    CommunityFree
    Team489/month
    EnterpriseCustom
    1. none
    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

    Contentful

    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

    Contentful

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Contentful

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Contentful

    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

    Contentful

    Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
    Nathan Richardson | 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

    Contentful

    • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
    • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
    Nathaly Sierra | 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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