IBM MaaS360 vs. Xamarin Platform

As of June 2019, IBM MaaS360 is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 4 reviews vs Xamarin Platform which is ranked 2nd in Mobile Development Platforms with 15 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM MaaS360 writes "Built-in inventory manager has made it easier to track devices and to measure data usage, but it could use more flexibility on user management, e.g. deleting users and editing corporate identifier". The top reviewer of Xamarin Platform writes "I can develop apps for iOS and Android without migrating to Objective-C or Java". IBM MaaS360 is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware AirWatch and Jamf Pro. Xamarin Platform is most compared with Appium, Ionic and IBM MobileFirst.
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Mobile Device Management, Secure Productivity Suite, and document management are valuable features.​The graphic, friendly interface allowed us to start without almost any ​support from the manufacturer.​​​It can change policies based on geolocation or schedules.It helped us reduce the number of support incidents by limiting users' access to device configurations.It allows us to have an updated inventory of all the devices in real-time with the ability to add personalized information.Mobile Device Configuration with policy applying: This significantly reduces time of device configuration.

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It usually saves time for application development. We write once and the code works everywhere.The cross platform ability is a great asset.Their leadership is exceptional at both listening to the customer base and delivering innovative, best-in-class products.Being able to use the .NET framework and platform have me creating applications better than anyone who develops on Windows.Xamarin is well-integrated with Visual Studio so it will feel very familiar to you once you start.It brings about good code sharing strategies, which bring down cost and maintenance efforts.We were able to optimize the service organization for one of our clients.It allows us to reuse our knowledge of C# and .NET Framework.

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They should allow for the building of custom reports with graphics.It would be ideal to add support for the distribution of windows.exe applications.Can be added process of export/import environment configuration to simplify any migration processes.

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They need to take a step towards independence from the UI platform. It takes a lot of time to adapt the native controls.We need to think about partnering with IBM because there is a need for a big data partner; someone who has machine learning and can help us connect the app to big data.There is limited support for UX widgets.There are compatibility issues between versions of various Xamarin components.The android application compilation time needs to be reduced.It is common to find a problem that you would need to develop from the start since there are no third-party components to reuse.From time to time, it is a bit harder to code some specific scenarios compared to the native approach.The worst build issue concerns are the caching process MSBuild uses to reduce the build time.

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​It requires zero investment in infrastructure since it is 100% cloud.​

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Xamarin is free, or comes with Visual Studio. Therefore, it is very profitable.It saved a lot of time and resources needed to develop a cross platform mobile app.Xamarin is available under several licensing arrangements. Each developer needs one license at least. All features, especially the Profiler, unlock only with the highest tier.This is a free product, so there is zero investment on licenses and IDE.For personal use, the Community Edition is free.In most cases, it is sufficient to have free/community license. But if you plan to seriously develop production-level, highly polished apps, you need to use Xamarin.Profiler and the professional or enterprise license.

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Also Known As
Fiberlink MaaS360, MaaS360

MaaS360 with Watson is the industry’s first and only cognitive unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, enabling a smarter approach for enterprises to manage and secure all endpoints plus their users, apps and content.

MaaS360 can be used to manage disparate endpoint types—including smartphones, tablets, laptops, ruggedized devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all from a single console.

Develop native iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows apps in C#
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Sample Customers
Bancroft, Garuda IndonesiaCinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider43%
Legal Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Pharma/Biotech Company33%
Marketing Services Firm16%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider11%
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