Telerik vs Xamarin

Telerik is a market-leading vendor of UI controls, end-to-end solutions for mobile app development, ALM tools across all major development platforms. Build mobile apps using JavaScript for iOS, Android and Windows Phone
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 Telerik 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 Telerik 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 Telerik

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)
- Progress Software buys mobile development platform Telerik (in 2014)

Looks like Xamarin was recently more active than Telerik (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Telerik and Xamarin meet head to head:

2016 - Microsoft's development platform Xamarin integrates with Visual Studio to compete with Telerik

Xamarin, the cross-platform development platform Microsoft recently acquired, launched updates to almost all of the core features of its platform. Xamarin is open-sourcing its SDKs for Android, iOS and Mac under the MIT license. These SDKs include the command-line tools for building applications, as well as Xamarin’s cross-platform Xamarin.Forms UI framework. The Xamarin IDE (for Mac), though, will remain closed-source for now. A lot of the new functionality is coupled to Microsoft’s tools, especially Visual Studio. iOS developers who want to code in C#, for example, can now use Xamarin’s iOS Simulator right from Visual Studio on Windows (though the simulator itself still has to run on a networked Mac and Visual Studio essentially creates a remote connection to it). In addition, Visual Studio/Xamarin users can now deploy apps to iOS devices that are plugged into the Windows machine’s USB port right from Visual Studio, too.