Ionic vs NativeScript: What are the differences?
Ionic and NativeScript can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by Ionic are:
- Performance obsessed
- Utilizes Angular and React
- Native focused
On the other hand, NativeScript provides the following key features:
- 100% Access to Native Platform API
- NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
"Allows for rapid prototyping" is the top reason why over 234 developers like Ionic, while over 55 developers mention "Access to the entire native api" as the leading cause for choosing NativeScript.
Ionic and NativeScript are both open source tools. Ionic with 38.4K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than NativeScript with 17.1K GitHub stars and 1.26K GitHub forks.
Sellsuki, Edify, and eTobb are some of the popular companies that use Ionic, whereas NativeScript is used by Work Box, Zege Technologies, and GeekyAnts. Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 392 company stacks & 350 developers stacks; compared to NativeScript, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 23 developer stacks.