React Native vs. Ionic vs. Apache Cordova



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Description

What is React Native?

React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

What is Apache Cordova?

Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Pros

Why do developers choose React Native?
Why do you like React Native?

Why do developers choose Ionic?
Why do you like Ionic?

Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
Why do you like Apache Cordova?

Cons

What are the cons of using React Native?
Downsides of React Native?

What are the cons of using Ionic?
Downsides of Ionic?

What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
Downsides of Apache Cordova?

Companies

What companies use React Native?
766 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use Ionic?
504 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova

What are some alternatives to React Native, Ionic, and Apache Cordova?

  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript
  • Expo - Making React Native Easier

See all alternatives to React Native

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