Cocoa Touch (iOS) vs MEAN: What are the differences?
What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)? The Cocoa Touch collection of frameworks includes everything needed to create iOS apps. The Cocoa Touch layer contains key frameworks for building iOS apps. These frameworks define the appearance of your app. They also provide the basic app infrastructure and support for key technologies such as multitasking, touch-based input, push notifications, and many high-level system services.
Cocoa Touch (iOS) and MEAN belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.
MEAN is an open source tool with 11.8K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks. Here's a link to MEAN's open source repository on GitHub.
CodeLordz, ClickBalance, and Adsia are some of the popular companies that use MEAN, whereas Cocoa Touch (iOS) is used by Apple, Snapchat, and Third Iron. MEAN has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to Cocoa Touch (iOS), which is listed in 32 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.
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