Expo vs Ionic: What are the differences?
Expo and Ionic can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
"Free" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Expo, while over 234 developers mention "Allows for rapid prototyping" as the leading cause for choosing Ionic.
Expo and Ionic are both open source tools. It seems that Ionic with 38.5K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Expo with 6.78K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks.
Sellsuki, MAK IT, and Edify are some of the popular companies that use Ionic, whereas Expo is used by Discontinuity, PUBLY, and Mifos Initiative. Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 393 company stacks & 361 developers stacks; compared to Expo, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 26 developer stacks.
- Easy to learn & deployed production
- Fast development
- Strong community
- Completed Documents
- Native performance with lower RAM used.
- Easy to handle native issues by using native code like Java / Objective C
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