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Appcelerator vs DreamFactory: What are the differences?

What is Appcelerator? Build network-connected mobile applications across native platforms and the web. Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.

What is DreamFactory? Open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.

Appcelerator and DreamFactory belong to "Mobile Backend" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Appcelerator are:

  • Library of over 20 pre-built common services that are both proven and robust, to reduce integration time and risk, services such as push notification, status updates, photo storage, and social integration, or create your own custom cloud services.
  • Client-side APIs for any development platform (e.g. Titanium, iOS SDK, Android SDK)
  • Extensibility enabling you to build your own custom cloud application development services in Node.js on the Appcelerator cloud for all your mobile apps.

On the other hand, DreamFactory provides the following key features:

  • REST Any Data Source
  • Instant REST APIs and documentation
  • Simple administration

"Easy to learn" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Appcelerator, while over 5 developers mention "Easy setup" as the leading cause for choosing DreamFactory.

DreamFactory is an open source tool with 952 GitHub stars and 222 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DreamFactory's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Appcelerator
Pros of DreamFactory
  • 4
    Open Source
  • 4
    Android
  • 4
    Easy to learn
  • 2
    Great community
  • 2
    Javascript
  • 2
    IOS
  • 1
    Angular.js beta
  • 1
    Vue.js beta
  • 1
    Native UI
  • 1
    Lots of native modules, components, libraries
  • 1
    MVC-based
  • 1
    Paid plans available
  • 1
    Free
  • 1
    Write directly to iOS and Android SDK with JavaScript
  • 6
    Restful
  • 6
    Easy setup
  • 4
    SQL Rest APIS
  • 2
    Love this to easily build API's
  • 1
    Great customer support
  • 1
    Multi Platform

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Cons of Appcelerator
Cons of DreamFactory
  • 1
    No online IDE
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    What is Appcelerator?

    Appcelerator is the first mobile platform to combine the flexibility of open source development technologies with the power of cloud services.

    What is DreamFactory?

    DreamFactory is an open source REST API backend for mobile, web, and IoT applications. It provides RESTful web services with pre-built connectors to SQL, NoSQL, file storage systems, and web services. It's secure, reusable, and offers live API documentation.

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