React Native vs. PhoneGap vs. Web Starter Kit



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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 Web Starter Kit?

Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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Pros

Why do developers choose React Native?
Why do you like React Native?

Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Why do developers choose Web Starter Kit?
Why do you like Web Starter Kit?

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 Web Starter Kit?
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Companies

What companies use React Native?
803 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use PhoneGap?
120 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Web Starter Kit?
2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit

Integrations

What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with Web Starter Kit?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

What are some alternatives to React Native, PhoneGap, and Web Starter Kit?

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

See all alternatives to React Native

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