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Capacitor vs .NET MAUI

How does Capacitor compare to .NET MAUI?
See the pros and cons of each framework, target platforms and more.

Capacitor

Capacitor

.NET MAUI

.NET MAUI

About

  • Maintainer

    Ionic
  • Initial Release

    May 22, 2019
  • Maintainer

    Microsoft
  • Initial Release

    May 23, 2022

Community

Languages

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • C#

Target Platforms

  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • Windows
  • ✓ Android
  • Android Auto
  • Android TV
  • ✓ iOS
  • Linux
  • ✓ macOS
  • tvOS
  • watchOS
  • Wear Os
  • ✓ Windows

✅Strengths

  • Cross-platform

    Capacitor allows developers to build mobile apps for multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, using a single codebase.

  • Native APIs

    Capacitor provides a bridge between the web technologies and the native APIs of the operating systems. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.

  • Web Technologies

    Developers can use web technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build mobile apps with Capacitor, which they may already be familiar with. This can make development faster and more comfortable.

  • Plugins

    Capacitor has a plugin system that allows developers to extend the functionality of their apps. There are many plugins available to help developers build apps faster.

  • Cross-platform

    Capacitor allows developers to build mobile apps for multiple platforms, including Android and iOS, using a single codebase.

  • Native APIs

    .NET MAUI provides a bridge between .NET and the native APIs of the operating systems. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.

🛑Weaknesses

  • Performance

    Apps built with Capacitor may not perform as well as those built natively due to the overhead introduced by the webview.

  • Emerging Community

    Capacitor is a relatively new framework, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Emerging Community

    .NET MAUI is a relatively new framework, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Learning Curve

    .NET MAUI apps are built with C#, which is easy to get started with. But MAUI itself is a complex framework with very little documentation.

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