Pusher vs. Xamarin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pusher
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
London-based Pusher supports mobile application development with pub/sub messaging and "presence channel" which supports discovery of live users of applications as well as messaging or chat room capabilities to applications, and finally location services as well (e.g. geolocation).
$49
per month
Xamarin
Score 6.2 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
PusherXamarin
Editions & Modules
Startup
$49
per month
Pro
$99
per month
Business
$299
per month
Premium
$499
per month
Growth
$699
per month
Plus
$899
per month
Growth Plus
1,199
per month
Sandbox
Free
Xamarin
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PusherXamarin
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
PusherXamarin
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PusherXamarin
Likelihood to Recommend
Pusher
As I told you earlier, if you just want to send regular push notifications to the app users, then Pusher shall not be your first choice. However, if you wish to make the app a little more interactive by making live changes in the app using Pusher and sending your user's real-time notifications, then you should definitely try it.
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Microsoft
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.
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Pros
Pusher
  • Pusher allows live changes in the UI using push requests. We can also integrate it with the PHP source code.
  • They offer 99.99% uptime, so we can trust on their services.
  • Pusher works well along with the Flutter codebase, so we do not have to modify it much to work on cross-platforms.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Cons
Pusher
  • Not a good support system.
  • Poor documentation.
  • Date transmission encryption issues.
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Microsoft
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Pusher
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Usability
Pusher
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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
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Support Rating
Pusher
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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
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Implementation Rating
Pusher
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Pusher
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Pusher
  • We had over ten thousand customer orders go through over the course of a year with no problems with this API
  • There was very minimal support for this API which allowed us to focus on other priorities.
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Microsoft
  • 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
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