React Native vs Xamarin: What are the differences?
React Native and Xamarin can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by React Native are:
- Native iOS Components
- Asynchronous Execution
- Touch Handling
On the other hand, Xamarin provides the following key features:
- Cross-platform development- Thinking about supporting iOS, Android, Mac and Windows? Xamarin allows you to write it all in C#.
- Reuse existing code- Use your favorite .NET libraries in Xamarin apps. Easily use third-party native libraries and frameworks.
- Discover as you type- Explore APIs as you type with code autocompletion.
React Native is an open source tool with 78.3K GitHub stars and 17.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to React Native's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, React Native has a broader approval, being mentioned in 701 company stacks & 781 developers stacks; compared to Xamarin, which is listed in 74 company stacks and 65 developer stacks.
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I'm working in Huge company and I'm in charge to choose the cross-platform environment to develop Mobile application for all our services. I choose Xamarin but because the error i get everytime in Visual Studio, I want to leave it and recommand another solution. In fact that's why I'm here.
Weird, Install VS2017 with Xamarin on a new PC Create a new app GOT ERRORS.....!!!!!
Thank you for considering this
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.
Xamarin enables us to develop for 3 platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) with one core codebase coded in C#. Xamarin has allowed us to release an app on all three platforms and develop them simultaneously - not bad for a team of 2!
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.
Self taught : acquired knowledge or skill on one's own initiative. Platform: OSX 10.8 or later. Mac computer user.
We are not currently using this product but we have very high interest in learning and using this for mobile apps.
New features of our app are developed on React Native, so we could maintain a small dev team.
100% of our mobile codebase is shared between iOS and Android. Using along with TypeScript.
Build & ship OS X & iOS apps from Visual Studio on Windows. Requires paid team license.