React Native vs. PhoneGap vs. NativeScript

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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 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.

What is NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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Why do developers choose React Native?
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    Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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    Why do developers choose NativeScript?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using React Native?
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    What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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    What are the cons of using NativeScript?
    No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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    Companies

    What companies use React Native?
    524 companies on StackShare use React Native
    What companies use PhoneGap?
    86 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use NativeScript?
    8 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with React Native?
    43 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
    What tools integrate with NativeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript

    What are some alternatives to React Native, PhoneGap, and NativeScript?

    • 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
    • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
    • Expo - Making React Native Easier

    See all alternatives to React Native

    Latest News

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    Building an Awesome Login Screen with NativeScript
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