Adobe PhoneGap Build vs Xamarin

Adobe PhoneGap Build
Build great apps powered by open web standards. Cut down on development time by re-using your existing web dev skills, frameworks and tools. Get all the benefits of cross-platform development while building apps just the way you like. Easily create apps using the web technologies you know and love: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
We created Xamarin because we knew there had to be a better way – a better way to design apps, to develop apps, to integrate apps, to test apps and more. We’re developers, so we know what developers want from mobile app development software: a modern programming language, code sharing across all platforms, prebuilt backend connectors and no-compromise native user interfaces.
Comparing Adobe PhoneGap Build vs Xamarin is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Xamarin has more user-friendly interface than Adobe PhoneGap Build because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Xamarin is more popular than Adobe PhoneGap Build

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Xamarin now lets run and test iOS apps directly from Windows (in 2017)
- Microsoft's development platform Xamarin integrates with Visual Studio (in 2016)
- Microsoft acquired mobile development service Xamarin (in 2016)
- Xamarin improves its mobile app development platform (in 2015)
- Adobe PhoneGap Build - create Android, iOS and WinPhone apps on HTML5 (in 2012)

Looks like Xamarin was recently more active than Adobe PhoneGap Build (at least in our news).