Ionic vs. NativeScript vs. JUniversal

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Description

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

What is NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

What is JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Ionic?
489 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

What are some alternatives to Ionic, NativeScript, and JUniversal?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with 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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Latest News

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Customizing Ionic Apps for Web & Mobile
Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta
Announcing NativeScript-Vue 1.0
Building an Awesome Login Screen with NativeScript
A New Way to Learn NativeScript Layouts


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