React Native vs. PhoneGap 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 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.

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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Why do developers choose React Native?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using React Native?
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    What are the cons of using J2ObjC?
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    Companies

    What companies use React Native?
    560 companies on StackShare use React Native
    What companies use PhoneGap?
    85 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use J2ObjC?
    3 companies on StackShare use J2ObjC

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with React Native?
    44 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
    What tools integrate with J2ObjC?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with J2ObjC

    What are some alternatives to React Native, PhoneGap, 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
    • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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