- Native Script and React Native ComparisonReact NativeWhether to develop a cross platform application as a native app or as a hybrid app is a crucial dilemma faced by application developers.
- However, some still like to build applications using Native Script and couple it with Angular to enable cross platform experience.This article compares both the approaches for building cross platform applications and help derive a conclusion, as to which is a superior way of building more native application experience.Application development with React NativeReact Native is an application development tool launched by Facebook in March 2015.
- React Native focuses on dirty rendering and speed of development to expedite cross platform application development.Angular JS 2 and Native Script App developmentNative Script is the basic tool used by developers for developing the code for an application.
- Native Script app development essentially follows a more holistic approach, with lower level UI elements to make it transparent and repeatable between multiple mobile platforms.
- Therefore, this approach is clearly not focused on speed and performance like React Native.Key DifferencesReact Native:Same base code is used to build apps for multiple platforms.Abstracts the business logic in order to support the different UI rendering on each platform.Applications have to interpret between multiple UI paradigms as they use the same code on different platformsEven though the application can be written in a platform-agnostic manner, React Native allows access to platform specific UI layer as well.Speed and Performance focus of React Native allows for hybrid applications to be ready and rendered very fast.Better suited for apps where the UI is complex, needs to be resource intensive, required lots of rendering and involves various custom elements.Native Script:Fundamentally follows the ‘write once, run anywhere’ approach.Focuses on creating a singular development experience, irrespective of the platform.Applications turn out to be more conceptually consistent due to the coupling with Angular JS 2, which has a declarative UI focus.Several UI elements are kept at a lower level in order to manage the UI transparently on multiple platforms.Dependence on Angular for driving the application’s architecture makes the app development slower than React Native.Ideal for generic, database powered apps that don’t require complex UI elements on multiple platforms.In conclusion, deciding which approach is better for developing a cross platform application can depend on the need and purpose of the application.
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