J2ObjC vs ManifoldJS: What are the differences?
J2ObjC: Java to iOS Objective-C translation tool and runtime used by Google Inbox to share 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and Web. J2ObjC is an open-source command-line tool from Google that translates Java code to Objective-C for the iOS (iPhone/iPad) platform. This tool enables Java code to be part of an iOS application's build, as no editing of the generated files is necessary. The goal is to write an app's non-UI code (such as data access, or application logic) in Java, which is then shared by web apps (using GWT), Android apps, and iOS apps; ManifoldJS: Create mobile apps from websites. manifoldJS takes the meta-data about your site and generates native "hosted" apps. If the platform doesn't support hosted apps, we use Cordova to polyfill it. manifoldJS is based on the latest W3C Manifest working draft.
J2ObjC and ManifoldJS can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
J2ObjC and ManifoldJS are both open source tools. J2ObjC with 5.47K GitHub stars and 771 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than ManifoldJS with 1.55K GitHub stars and 132 GitHub forks.
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This is one of the most amazing open source projects out there. Tom and Kieth do an amazing job working with the developer community and quickly responding to questions and concerns. I was blown away by how solid the ported code was. What a life-saver and a ridiculously awesome tool.
We use J2Objc and GWT to provide a shared library of cross-platform code that is used on all our client platforms (Android, iOS and the web) and even in the backend.