React Native vs. Cocoa Touch (iOS)

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What is React Native?

React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.

What is Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

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.
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What are the cons of using Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
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What companies use React Native?
865 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
43 companies on StackShare use Cocoa Touch (iOS)
What tools integrate with React Native?
47 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cocoa Touch (iOS)

What are some alternatives to React Native and Cocoa Touch (iOS)?

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and 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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