React Native vs. Xamarin vs. Web Starter Kit



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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 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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Why do developers choose React Native?
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Why do developers choose Xamarin?
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Why do developers choose Web Starter Kit?
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What are the cons of using React Native?
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What are the cons of using Xamarin?
Downsides of Xamarin?

What are the cons of using Web Starter Kit?
No Cons submitted yet for Web Starter Kit
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How much does React Native cost?
How much does Xamarin cost?
Xamarin Pricing
How much does Web Starter Kit cost?
What companies use React Native?
834 companies on StackShare use React Native
What companies use Xamarin?
99 companies on StackShare use Xamarin
What companies use Web Starter Kit?
2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit
What tools integrate with React Native?
46 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native
What tools integrate with Xamarin?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Xamarin
What tools integrate with Web Starter Kit?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

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

  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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