NativeScript vs. React Native

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  • react-native

    A framework for building native applications using React

    While the difference of one year may seem like an advantage, the growth and adoption rate of React Native is much higher than NativeScript. As of this publish date, React Native records around 533k weekly downloads on npm, while NativeScript records just under 7k weekly downloads.

  • NativeScript

    NativeScript empowers you to access native platform APIs from JavaScript directly. Angular, Capacitor, Ionic, React, Svelte, Vue and you name it compatible.

    NativeScript's vision is to “Liberate your development by using platform APIs directly without leaving your [love] of JavaScript.” Think of NativeScript as the go-to tool when building cross-platform mobile apps with JavaScript in a framework-agnostic team.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • nativescript-vue

    Native mobile applications using Vue and NativeScript.

    There’s support for script changes in a .vue file as well, but it has a limitation when working with TypeScript in Vue, and there’s full HMR support in out-of-the-box NativeScript Angular projects with no extra configs needed!

  • nativescript-app-templates

    Monorepo for NativeScript app templates

    Getting started with NativeScript is fairly easy with the official templates when bootstrapping a NativeScript app. You can initialize a NativeScript app with a side drawer already setup by running the following command in the terminal:

  • awesome-nativescript

    A curated list of awesome articles, plugins, and resources for NativeScript.

    Even though React Native takes the spotlight here, it does not imply that NativeScript cannot solve the business problems that React Native does for the companies using it. Looking at the awesome apps here built with NativeScript shows it can build production-ready mobile apps.

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