React Native vs. MEAN

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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 MEAN?

MEAN (Mongo, Express, Angular, Node) is a boilerplate that provides a nice starting point for MongoDB, Node.js, Express, and AngularJS based applications. It is designed to give you a quick and organized way to start developing MEAN based web apps with useful modules like Mongoose and Passport pre-bundled and configured.
Why do developers choose React Native?
Why do you like React Native?

Why do developers choose MEAN?
Why do you like MEAN?

What are the cons of using React Native?
Downsides of React Native?

What are the cons of using MEAN?
No Cons submitted yet for MEAN
Downsides of MEAN?

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What companies use React Native?
876 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use MEAN?
54 companies on StackShare use MEAN
What tools integrate with React Native?
47 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with MEAN?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with MEAN

What are some alternatives to React Native and MEAN?

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • 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

See all alternatives to React Native

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