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Expo vs Trigger.io: What are the differences?

What is Expo? Making React Native Easier. Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.

What is Trigger.io? The simplest way to build amazing mobile apps using the best of HTML5 and native. You write your HTML5 code using the Forge JavaScript API which gives you access to native features such as the camera and contacts API.

Expo and Trigger.io can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Expo is an open source tool with 6.78K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Expo's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Expo?

Exponent lets web developers build truly native apps that work across both iOS and Android by writing them once in just JavaScript.

What is Trigger.io?

You write your HTML5 code using the Forge JavaScript API which gives you access to native features such as the camera and contacts API.
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        What are some alternatives to Expo and Trigger.io?
        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.
        Create React Native App
        Create React Native App allows you to work with all of the Components and APIs in React Native, as well as most of the JavaScript APIs that the Expo App provides.
        Ionic
        Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
        Xamarin
        Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
        Flutter
        Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 6 upvotes · 72.6K views
        Android SDK
        Android SDK
        Android Studio
        Android Studio
        React Native
        React Native
        Xcode
        Xcode
        Expo
        Expo

        I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

        The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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        Vishal Narkhede
        Vishal Narkhede
        Javascript Developer at getStream.io · | 19 upvotes · 87K views
        atStreamStream
        Babel
        Babel
        styled-components
        styled-components
        Expo
        Expo
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Chat by Stream
        Chat by Stream
        React Native
        React Native
        Stream
        Stream

        Recently, the team at Stream published a React Native SDK for our new Chat by Stream product. React Native brings the power of JavaScript to the world of mobile development, making it easy to develop apps for multiple platforms. We decided to publish two different endpoints for the SDK – Expo and React Native (non-expo), to avoid the hurdle and setup of using the Expo library in React Native only projects on the consumer side.

        The capability of style customization is one a large deal breaker for frontend SDKs. To solve this, we decided to use styled-components in our SDK, which makes it easy to add support for themes on top of our existing components. This practice reduces the maintenance effort for stylings of custom components and keeps the overall codebase clean.

        For module bundling, we decided to go with Rollup.js instead of Webpack due to its simplicity and performance in the area of library/module providers. We are using Babel for transpiling code, enabling our team to use JavaScript's next-generation features. Additionally, we are using the React Styleguidist component documentation, which makes documenting the React Native code a breeze.

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