Cross Platform

React Native vs Ionic: A Side-by-Side Comparison

August 29th, 2019 / by admin / in Cross Platform

Whenever it comes to comparing the platforms or frameworks that develop the mobile apps, it becomes a very difficult choice, whether it is to choose between iOS and Android or between Ionic and React Native. Let’s dive in to find out which cross-platform mobile app development framework is better:

Hybrid and native apps

Before diving in the differences between Ionic and RN, let’s briefly remind ourselves what hybrid and native apps are. Hybrid apps are essentially websites embedded in a mobile app through what we call a webview. They are developed using HTML5, CSS, and Javascript, and execute the same code regardless of the platform in which they run. They can, with tools like PhoneGap and Cordova, use the native features of a device, like GPS or camera.

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