AppHub vs CodePush: What are the differences?
Developers describe AppHub as "Use git push to instantly update React Native apps in production". Designed to give app developers a new way of deploying and updating apps, AppHub allows users to change their app on the fly. Deploys across iOS, Android, desktop and web. On the other hand, CodePush is detailed as "Push code updates to your apps, instantly (by Microsoft)". CodePush is a cloud service that enables Cordova and React Native developers to deploy mobile app updates directly to their users’ devices. It works by acting as a central repository that developers can publish certain updates to (e.g. JS, HTML, CSS and image changes), and that apps can query for updates from (using our provided client SDKs).
AppHub and CodePush belong to "Cross-Platform Mobile Tools" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AppHub are:
- Instantly update app code and images without resubmitting to TestFlight or the App Store.
- Download updates in the background, or while your app is executing.
On the other hand, CodePush provides the following key features:
- Deploy code updates directly to users
- Manage alpha, beta and production apps
- Cordova and React Native ready
AppHub and CodePush are both open source tools. CodePush with 3.7K GitHub stars and 393 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than AppHub with 207 GitHub stars and 30 GitHub forks.