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ManifoldJS vs React Native: What are the differences?

Developers describe ManifoldJS as "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. On the other hand, React Native is detailed as "A framework for building native apps with React". 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.

ManifoldJS and React Native can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

ManifoldJS and React Native are both open source tools. It seems that React Native with 78.8K GitHub stars and 17.6K forks on GitHub has more adoption than ManifoldJS with 1.55K GitHub stars and 132 GitHub forks.

What is ManifoldJS?

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.

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.

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          What are some alternatives to ManifoldJS and React Native?
          Ionic
          Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
          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.
          Apache Cordova
          Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
          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.
          Flutter
          Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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          Native iOS developer here. One of the most important thing React Native managed to accomplish is that it created a better single-platform development experience than the platform owner themselves did. It's faster and easier to develop a react native app than it is to develop an iOS app. And remember that react native is at the end of the day still native. So native views, native components, native modules. You get to pick and choose how much you want to be in JavaScript and how much you want to be in native.

          How developers use ManifoldJS and React Native
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          Kurzor, s.r.o. uses React NativeReact Native

          React Native is great in that it reduces the overhead of writing native code based on a web app. If written in a good style, Redux part of the app can often just be copied or shared in the Native app - and it just works! What a timesaver.

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          Ryan VanBelkum uses React NativeReact Native

          The framework used to write the mobile apps in this project. I've chosen this because of the "write once run all" (ios and android) mentality.

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          AmericanBibleSociety uses React NativeReact Native

          We are not currently using this product but we have very high interest in learning and using this for mobile apps.

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          JINJA Ltd. uses React NativeReact Native

          New features of our app are developed on React Native, so we could maintain a small dev team.

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          Tana uses React NativeReact Native

          100% of our mobile codebase is shared between iOS and Android. Using along with TypeScript.

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