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Apportable vs Expo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apportable as "Objective-C for Android". Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms. On the other hand, Expo is detailed as "Making React Native Easier". Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.

Apportable and Expo can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Expo is an open source tool with 6.78K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Expo's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.

What is Expo?

Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.
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          Decisions about Apportable and Expo
          Sezgi Uluçam
          Sezgi Uluçam
          Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 6 upvotes · 68K views
          Android SDK
          Android SDK
          Android Studio
          Android Studio
          React Native
          React Native
          Xcode
          Xcode
          Expo
          Expo

          I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

          The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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          Vishal Narkhede
          Vishal Narkhede
          Javascript Developer at getStream.io · | 19 upvotes · 83.1K views
          atStreamStream
          Babel
          Babel
          styled-components
          styled-components
          Expo
          Expo
          JavaScript
          JavaScript
          Chat by Stream
          Chat by Stream
          React Native
          React Native
          Stream
          Stream

          Recently, the team at Stream published a React Native SDK for our new Chat by Stream product. React Native brings the power of JavaScript to the world of mobile development, making it easy to develop apps for multiple platforms. We decided to publish two different endpoints for the SDK – Expo and React Native (non-expo), to avoid the hurdle and setup of using the Expo library in React Native only projects on the consumer side.

          The capability of style customization is one a large deal breaker for frontend SDKs. To solve this, we decided to use styled-components in our SDK, which makes it easy to add support for themes on top of our existing components. This practice reduces the maintenance effort for stylings of custom components and keeps the overall codebase clean.

          For module bundling, we decided to go with Rollup.js instead of Webpack due to its simplicity and performance in the area of library/module providers. We are using Babel for transpiling code, enabling our team to use JavaScript's next-generation features. Additionally, we are using the React Styleguidist component documentation, which makes documenting the React Native code a breeze.

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