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React Native vs Reapp: What are the differences?

React Native: A framework for building native apps with React. 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; Reapp: An easier, faster way to build mobile apps with React and JavaScript. Reapp is everything you need to build amazing apps with React: a collection of packages that work together, our UI kit, and a CLI that scaffolds your app and includes a server and build system.

React Native can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" category, while Reapp is grouped under "Mobile UI Frameworks".

Some of the features offered by React Native are:

  • Native iOS Components
  • Asynchronous Execution
  • Touch Handling

On the other hand, Reapp provides the following key features:

  • React UI Kit
  • Packages
  • Webpack Build System

React Native and Reapp are both open source tools. React Native with 78.8K GitHub stars and 17.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Reapp with 3.53K GitHub stars and 179 GitHub forks.

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 Reapp?

Reapp is everything you need to build amazing apps with React: a collection of packages that work together, our UI kit, and a CLI that scaffolds your app and includes a server and build system.
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        What are some alternatives to React Native and Reapp?
        Flutter
        Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
        Swift
        Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.
        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.
        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.
        React
        Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
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        Decisions about React Native and Reapp
        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 6 upvotes · 57.1K views
        Flutter
        Flutter
        React Native
        React Native
        PhoneGap
        PhoneGap
        Apache Cordova
        Apache Cordova
        #NativeApps
        #MobileFrameworks
        #JavaScript

        For a front end dev like me, using a mobile framework for side projects makes more sense than writing a native app. I had used Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) before (because React Native didn't exist yet), and was happy with it. But once React Native came out, it made more sense to go that way instead. It's more efficient and smooth, since it doesn't have the simulation overhead, and has more access to hardware features. It feels cleaner since you don't need to deal with #WebView, using native UI widgets directly. I also considered Flutter . It looks promising, but is relatively new to the game, and React Native seems more stable for now.

        MobileFrameworks #JavaScript NativeApps

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        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sezgi Uluçam
        Sr. Software Engineer at StackShare · | 6 upvotes · 71.6K views
        Android SDK
        Android SDK
        Android Studio
        Android Studio
        React Native
        React Native
        Xcode
        Xcode
        Expo
        Expo

        I've recently switched to using Expo for initializing and developing my React Native apps. Compared to React Native CLI, it's so much easier to get set up and going. Setting up and maintaining Android Studio, Android SDK, and virtual devices used to be such a headache. Thanks to Expo, I can now test my apps directly on my Android phone, just by installing the Expo app. I still use Xcode Simulator for iOS testing, since I don't have an iPhone, but that's easy anyway. The big win for me with Expo is ease of Android testing.

        The Expo SDK also provides convenient features like Facebook login, MapView, push notifications, and many others. https://docs.expo.io/versions/v31.0.0/sdk/

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        Apache Cordova
        Apache Cordova
        redux-saga
        redux-saga
        React Native
        React Native
        AngularJS
        AngularJS
        Redux
        Redux
        React
        React
        #JavascriptMvcFrameworks

        We had contemplated a long time which #JavascriptMvcFrameworks to use, React and React Native vs AngularJS and Apache Cordova in both web and mobile. Eventually we chose react over angular since it was quicker to learn, less code for simple apps and quicker integration of third party javascript modules. for the full MVC we added Redux.js for state management and redux-saga for async calls and logic. since we also have mobile app along with the web, we can shere logic and model between web and mobile.

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        Vishal Narkhede
        Vishal Narkhede
        Javascript Developer at getStream.io · | 19 upvotes · 86.4K views
        atStreamStream
        Babel
        Babel
        styled-components
        styled-components
        Expo
        Expo
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Chat by Stream
        Chat by Stream
        React Native
        React Native
        Stream
        Stream

        Recently, the team at Stream published a React Native SDK for our new Chat by Stream product. React Native brings the power of JavaScript to the world of mobile development, making it easy to develop apps for multiple platforms. We decided to publish two different endpoints for the SDK – Expo and React Native (non-expo), to avoid the hurdle and setup of using the Expo library in React Native only projects on the consumer side.

        The capability of style customization is one a large deal breaker for frontend SDKs. To solve this, we decided to use styled-components in our SDK, which makes it easy to add support for themes on top of our existing components. This practice reduces the maintenance effort for stylings of custom components and keeps the overall codebase clean.

        For module bundling, we decided to go with Rollup.js instead of Webpack due to its simplicity and performance in the area of library/module providers. We are using Babel for transpiling code, enabling our team to use JavaScript's next-generation features. Additionally, we are using the React Styleguidist component documentation, which makes documenting the React Native code a breeze.

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        Gustavo Muñoz
        Gustavo Muñoz
        Web UI Developer at Globant · | 6 upvotes · 25.7K views
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        Android Studio
        Android Studio
        Dart
        Dart
        React Native
        React Native
        React
        React
        Flutter
        Flutter
        #Flare

        In my modest opinion, Flutter is the future of mobile development. The framework is as important to mobile as React is to the web. And seeing that React Native does not finish taking off, I am focusing all my efforts on learning Flutter and Dart. The ecosystem is amazing. The community is crazy about Flutter. There are enough resources to learn and enjoy the framework, and the tools developed to work with it are amazing. Android Studio or Visual Studio Code has incredible plugins and Dart is a pretty straight forward and easy-to-learn language, even more, if you came from JavaScript. I admit it. I'm in love with Flutter. When you are not a designer, having a framework focused on design an pretty things is a must. And counting with tools like #flare for animations makes everything easier. It is so amazing that I wish I had a big mobile project right now at work just to use Flutter.

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        Vaibhav Taunk
        Vaibhav Taunk
        Team Lead at Technovert · | 24 upvotes · 59K views
        Visual Studio Code
        Visual Studio Code
        Markdown
        Markdown
        Postman
        Postman
        React Native
        React Native
        Flutter
        Flutter
        MongoDB
        MongoDB
        React
        React
        Angular CLI
        Angular CLI
        .NET Core
        .NET Core

        I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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        Reviews of React Native and Reapp
        Avatar of tonyxiao
        Economics
        Review ofReact NativeReact Native

        Native iOS developer here. One of the most important thing React Native managed to accomplish is that it created a better single-platform development experience than the platform owner themselves did. It's faster and easier to develop a react native app than it is to develop an iOS app. And remember that react native is at the end of the day still native. So native views, native components, native modules. You get to pick and choose how much you want to be in JavaScript and how much you want to be in native.

        How developers use React Native and Reapp
        Avatar of Kurzor, s.r.o.
        Kurzor, s.r.o. uses React NativeReact Native

        React Native is great in that it reduces the overhead of writing native code based on a web app. If written in a good style, Redux part of the app can often just be copied or shared in the Native app - and it just works! What a timesaver.

        Avatar of Ryan VanBelkum
        Ryan VanBelkum uses React NativeReact Native

        The framework used to write the mobile apps in this project. I've chosen this because of the "write once run all" (ios and android) mentality.

        Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
        AmericanBibleSociety uses React NativeReact Native

        We are not currently using this product but we have very high interest in learning and using this for mobile apps.

        Avatar of JINJA Ltd.
        JINJA Ltd. uses React NativeReact Native

        New features of our app are developed on React Native, so we could maintain a small dev team.

        Avatar of Tana
        Tana uses React NativeReact Native

        100% of our mobile codebase is shared between iOS and Android. Using along with TypeScript.

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