React Native vs. NativeScript vs. J2ObjC



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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 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 J2ObjC?

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.

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Pros

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

Why do developers choose NativeScript?
Why do you like NativeScript?

Why do developers choose J2ObjC?
Why do you like J2ObjC?

Cons

What are the cons of using React Native?
Downsides of React Native?

What are the cons of using NativeScript?
No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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What are the cons of using J2ObjC?
No Cons submitted yet for J2ObjC
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Companies

What companies use React Native?
793 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
What companies use J2ObjC?
4 companies on StackShare use J2ObjC

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
What tools integrate with J2ObjC?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with J2ObjC

What are some alternatives to React Native, NativeScript, and J2ObjC?

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
  • 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

See all alternatives to React Native

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