React Native vs. Apache Cordova vs. J2ObjC

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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 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.

What is J2ObjC?

J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps.

Pros

Why do developers choose React Native?
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    Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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    Why do developers choose J2ObjC?
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    Cons

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

    What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
    No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
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    What are the cons of using J2ObjC?
    No Cons submitted yet for J2ObjC
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    Companies

    What companies use React Native?
    505 companies on StackShare use React Native
    What companies use Apache Cordova?
    87 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
    What companies use J2ObjC?
    3 companies on StackShare use J2ObjC

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with React Native?
    43 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
    What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
    What tools integrate with J2ObjC?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with J2ObjC

    What are some alternatives to React Native, Apache Cordova, and J2ObjC?

    • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
    • 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

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