Mobile app development is in trend past few decades. Customers seek innovation and curated ideas to have a better view presented to the outer world. But when you want the best, you need to be the best.
To have an excellent mobile app developed, you need to employ the best of all framework or platform. You need to choose between Android and iOS and the framework react native or ionic. Though it appears easy, it isn't. You need to scan through both to see which one fits your requirements better.
So, let's quickly take a look at what these both frameworks are and what do they provide?
Ionic at a glance
An excellent open source network that helps you develop a hybrid application and can work on a cross-platform domain. The framework relies on the language of HTML5 programming. However, to run HTML5 you need either of Cordova or PhoneGap.
Key highlights of Ionic
● Works effectively on different platforms.
● Works in conjunction with PhoneGap and Cordova.
● Works UIWebview of both iOS and Android.
● Excellent collection of plugins.
● UI functionalities of mobile apps can be easily created.
React Native in Jist
● Reuse code and save money.
● Induces community support
● Being CPU intensive, they have greater performance quality.
● Quick results with the help of Virtual - DoM
● Cross-platform functionality
Comparison On The Go
Having a short idea about both the platform, it is now easy for us to draft down a comparison sheet. It would help you get a clear idea of which is better and in what cases. Seeing the comparison you would be pretty sure as to what serves you better.
React Native: Uses UI for greater interface
Ionic: Uses web technology as it largely portable.
Ease of Learning
React Native: Hardly any of the components are pre-developed.
Ionic: Has mainly components that are pre-designed or pre-developed.
Language of Coding
React Native: It uses the language of JSX - an extension of syntax that is capable of modifying the code while compiling the same to JS.
Ionic: It uses the language of typescript - JS superset that is capable of compiling easy and quick JS on any browser.
React Native: learn once and write anywhere
Ionic: write once, execute anywhere
React Native: Does not use webview
Ionic: Uses webview
Compatibility with Phone Hardware
React Native: Self sufficient
Ionic: Uses Apache Cordov
So, I hope the difference between the two is clear and you can very well choose the one for your development.