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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 Xamarin?

Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using React Native?
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    What are the cons of using Xamarin?
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    Pricing

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    How much does PhoneGap cost?

    Companies

    What companies use React Native?
    503 companies on StackShare use React Native
    What companies use Xamarin?
    67 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
    What companies use PhoneGap?
    86 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with React Native?
    43 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
    What tools integrate with Xamarin?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap

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

    • 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
    • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript
    • Expo - Making React Native Easier

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