React Native vs. NativeScript vs. JUniversal

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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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use React Native?
732 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
44 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

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

  • 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

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