1. React Native
Why React Native?
- Developers can combine components of native code written in Objective-C, Swift, or Java with React Native code to build scalable apps.
NativeScript enable developers to use Vue CLI, VueX, and other Vue framework features to build native mobile app. Also, NativeScript integrates with modern Angular full-stack features, such as router support, code generation, integration with Angular CLI etc.
- With NativeScript, developers can take advantage of existing plugins from npm, CocoaPods (iOS), Gradle (Android), along with hundreds of NativeScript plugins.
- A single codebase can be written and deployed on multiple platforms (Android and iOS). For code sharing, Angular or Vue.js can be used.
Hybrid apps run in a full-screen browser called WebView, which is invisible to the users. Through customization native plugins, they can access the native features of mobile devices like camera, touch ID etc, without the core code being connected to the device.
- A Hybrid app codebase can be used for multiple platforms (Android and iOS), thereby reducing the cost of development (compared to native apps) and time to market.
- When building hybrid apps with Ionic, developers can access Cordova plugins that helps them to access hardware and software features of a mobile device.
4. Apache Cordova
- There is a huge community that develops plugins for Cordova. As a result, the framework facilitates to access a wide range of plugins, enabling developers to access device features, thereby extending the scope and scale of app.
- Using Cordova, it is possible to deploy a code for multiple platforms (iOS, Android), making app development a cost-effective affair.
Why OnSen UI?
- OnSen UI provides a large set of rich UI components specifically designed for mobile apps.
- OnSen UI works great with Monaca. Monaca offers a powerful command-line tool and desktop app to simplify complicated tasks.