Electron vs Material-UI: What are the differences?
What is Material-UI? React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.
Electron belongs to "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category of the tech stack, while Material-UI can be primarily classified under "Front-End Frameworks".
"Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications" is the top reason why over 50 developers like Electron, while over 51 developers mention "React" as the leading cause for choosing Material-UI.
Electron and Material-UI are both open source tools. Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K GitHub forks.
Slack, Intuit, and InVisionApp are some of the popular companies that use Electron, whereas Material-UI is used by DeveloperTown, Ratio, and Chattermill. Electron has a broader approval, being mentioned in 221 company stacks & 374 developers stacks; compared to Material-UI, which is listed in 69 company stacks and 80 developer stacks.
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Material UI provides Cloudcraft.co with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI.
Our application began as an HTML5 browser game, however we decided to leverage certain native parts of desktop applications by wrapping our client code into Electron. This also allowed us to not have to worry about compatibility across all the various browsers.
Our Web Applications are served on our Desktops by Electron. This allows us to have native apps running on our Workstations without having too many Browser Tabs open at the same time.
We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.
Electron is the current preferred method to convert games made in the Game Pencil Editor for desktop support.
Implement a web-service using your favorite tools but sell a desktop application for oblivious windows users.
Used Electron to package single page web application as a desktop application.