React Native vs. Xamarin 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 Xamarin?

Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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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Pros

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Why do developers choose Xamarin?
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Cons

What are the cons of using React Native?
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What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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What are the cons of using JUniversal?
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Pricing

How much does React Native cost?
How much does Xamarin cost?
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How much does JUniversal cost?

Companies

What companies use React Native?
803 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use Xamarin?
100 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

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

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

See all alternatives to React Native

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