React Native vs. Apache Cordova vs. NativeScript

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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 NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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 NativeScript?
  • Why do you like NativeScript?

    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
    Downsides of Apache Cordova?

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

    Companies

    What companies use React Native?
    528 companies on StackShare use React Native
    What companies use Apache Cordova?
    87 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
    What companies use NativeScript?
    9 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

    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 NativeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript

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

    • 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
    • Expo - Making React Native Easier

    See all alternatives to React Native

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