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NativeScript vs React Native

How does NativeScript compare to React Native?
See the pros and cons of each framework, target platforms and more.

NativeScript

NativeScript

React Native

React Native

About

  • Maintainer

    OpenJS Foundation
  • Initial Release

    April 29, 2015
  • Maintainer

    Facebook
  • Initial Release

    March 26, 2015

Community

Languages

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript

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

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

  • Native APIs

    NativeScript provides a bridge to all native APIs via JavaScript, without having to write anything in Swift or Kotlin. This means that developers can access native functionality such as camera, contacts, and file storage.

  • Cross-platform

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

  • Native APIs

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

  • Large Community

    React Native has a very large and active developer community, which means there is plenty of documentation, tutorials, and examples available to help developers build apps.

🛑Weaknesses

  • Performance

    NativeScript's performance is not as good as that of native apps due to the overhead introduced by the bridge between JavaScript and native APIs.

  • Emerging Community

    Despite being around for a while, the NativeScript is not as popular as other frameworks, which means that there is not a lot of tutorials, and examples available to help developers apps.

  • Performance

    React Native's performance is not as good as that of native apps due to the overhead introduced by the bridge between JavaScript and native code.

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