NativeScript vs Onsen UI: What are the differences?
NativeScript and Onsen UI can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by NativeScript are:
- 100% Access to Native Platform API
- NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
On the other hand, Onsen UI provides the following key features:
- Open source HTML5 hybrid app framework for PhoneGap & Cordova
NativeScript and Onsen UI are both open source tools. NativeScript with 17.2K GitHub stars and 1.27K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Onsen UI with 7.5K GitHub stars and 869 GitHub forks.
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It is using the native components to build the UI and offers the best skills reuse story. All you need to know is JS/TS and CSS. Angular 2 is also supported which leads to even more code reuse across web and mobile.This is also the best way to access the native platform APIs directly.
NativeScript allows you to reuse your JS skills to build Native mobile apps without any sacrifices. It takes a bit to learn about all possible features, but each time you discover a new one you can't help but get more and more excited.