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Material-UI vs Onsen UI: What are the differences?

What is Material-UI? React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.

What is Onsen UI? HTML5 Hybrid Mobile App UI Framework - work with Angular, React, Vue, Meteor & pure JavaScript. Material & Flat design. Onsen UI helps you develop both hybrid and web apps. If developing hybrid apps, you can use it with the Cordova / PhoneGap command line, or with Monaca tools (CLI, Monaca IDE - cloud-based IDE for Cordova, Localkit - desktop GUI).

Material-UI and Onsen UI are primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" and "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools respectively.

Material-UI and Onsen UI are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 48.1K GitHub stars and 10.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Onsen UI with 7.47K GitHub stars and 866 GitHub forks.

What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.

What is Onsen UI?

Onsen UI helps you develop both hybrid and web apps. If developing hybrid apps, you can use it with the Cordova / PhoneGap command line, or with Monaca tools (CLI, Monaca IDE - cloud-based IDE for Cordova, Localkit - desktop GUI).
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      What are some alternatives to Material-UI and Onsen UI?
      Kendo UI
      Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.
      Flat UI
      Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
      Ant Design
      An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
      react-md
      React MD is Google's Material Design specifications implemented with Sass and React. The goal of the project is to create components that adhere to the Material Design specifications.
      Angular Material
      Sprint from Zero to App. Hit the ground running with comprehensive, modern UI components that work across the web, mobile and desktop. It allows to create material styled angular apps fast and easy.
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      Decisions about Material-UI and Onsen UI
      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 23.8K views
      Bit
      Bit
      Create React App
      Create React App
      Material Kit
      Material Kit
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      Evergreen
      Evergreen
      Material-UI
      Material-UI
      React
      React

      I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

      A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

      In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

      If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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      How developers use Material-UI and Onsen UI
      Avatar of Cloudcraft
      Cloudcraft uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Material UI provides Cloudcraft.co with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI.

      Avatar of Kurzor, s.r.o.
      Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.

      Avatar of DerEnderKeks
      DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Martial UI is used by Admin-on-REST, the frontend used by Gofus.

      Avatar of Ambar
      Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

      Avatar of Sunny Singh
      Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Provides Material-based components.

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