React Native vs Ionic


React Native vs Ionic

We asked our senior developers to explain the difference of the mobile stacks they work with. We asked them what the difference is between Ionic and React Native?



Ionic is a typical hybrid development framework. It uses web technologies to write and render the application, and requires PhoneGap/Cordova bridges to access native features. Then it will try to reproduce native behaviours to provide the best user experience.


React Native

Developing in React Native is primarily done with Javascript, so the code you need to get started can be shared across platforms. Where hybrid apps render using HTML and CSS, React Native will render using native components. This means that the user experience will generally be closer to other native apps as they will follow the patterns imposed by the operating system. Often, this also comes with better performance and smoother animations.


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