React Native vs. Ionic vs. PhoneGap



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Description

What is 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.

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 PhoneGap?

PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.

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Pros

Why do developers choose React Native?
Why do you like React Native?

Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Cons

What are the cons of using React Native?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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Companies

What companies use React Native?
762 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use Ionic?
502 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap

What are some alternatives to React Native, Ionic, and PhoneGap?

  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript
  • Expo - Making React Native Easier

See all alternatives to React Native

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