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Apportable vs NativeScript: What are the differences?

Apportable: Objective-C for Android. Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms; NativeScript: Build truly native apps with JavaScript. 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.

Apportable and NativeScript can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apportable are:

  • No Java, HTML5 or JavaScript required. Using our platform, your unmodified app can run on Android devices automatically
  • Apportable compiles your app to run natively on Android, with speed and playability that rivals the iOS version
  • We bake in performance optimizations for the latest devices and firmware updates, and Android-specific functionality such as "Lights Out" mode, hardware specific buttons, and more

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

  • 100% Access to Native Platform API
  • NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
  • Code with JavaScript. Style with CSS

NativeScript is an open source tool with 17.2K GitHub stars and 1.27K GitHub forks. Here's a link to NativeScript'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 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.
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          What are some alternatives to Apportable and NativeScript?
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          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.
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          Decisions about Apportable and NativeScript
          leonardo silveira
          leonardo silveira
          Software Engineer at Casa Magalh茫es | 4 upvotes 89K views
          NativeScript
          NativeScript
          Apache Cordova
          Apache Cordova
          Vue.js
          Vue.js

          So, i am preparing to adopt NativeScript.

          For years my hybrid projects used Apache Cordova.

          "Let's avoid to maintain two teams and double the deliver velocity".

          It was good for a few years, we had those september issues, (i.e. apple broke some backward compatibility) , but for the last years, things seems to be losing the grip faster.

          Last breaking changes, for instance, seems to have a workaround, however that growing feeling that simple things can not rely on so fragile webviews keeps growing faster and faster.

          I've tested nativescript not only on it's "helloworld", but also on how do they respond on issues.

          I got tweed support. I opened an github issue and got answers on less than 10 hours (yes i did it on another timezone and very close to a weekend). I saw the faulty docs get corrected in two days.

          The bad news is i only can adopt nativescript on newer projects, since there is no budget to revamp the current solutions.

          The good news is i can keep coding on Vue.js , without vou router, but that's ok. I've already exchanged vanilla html for real native app with background magic enabled, the router can be easily reproduced.

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          Reviews of Apportable and NativeScript
          Review ofNativeScriptNativeScript

          It is using the native components to build the UI and offers the best skills reuse story. All you need to know is JS/TS and CSS. Angular 2 is also supported which leads to even more code reuse across web and mobile.This is also the best way to access the native platform APIs directly.

          Review ofNativeScriptNativeScript

          NativeScript allows you to reuse your JS skills to build Native mobile apps without any sacrifices. It takes a bit to learn about all possible features, but each time you discover a new one you can't help but get more and more excited.

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