Ionic vs. NativeScript vs. Apportable

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What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain 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.

What is Apportable?

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

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
Why do you like Ionic?

Why do developers choose NativeScript?
Why do you like NativeScript?

Why do developers choose Apportable?
Why do you like Apportable?

What are the cons of using Ionic?
Downsides of Ionic?

What are the cons of using NativeScript?
No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
No Cons submitted yet for Apportable
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How much does Ionic cost?
How much does NativeScript cost?
How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Ionic?
528 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ionic, NativeScript, and Apportable?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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