There was a time in the world when mobile app development used to be a huge deal and there were not many options attached to it. It used to be more about what the app is about and less about what language you’re using in making it. But as the number of mobile applications sore high on app stores, so does the means of developing them.
Today, it has become more about the ease of development than the app itself because an app has become the necessity of a business rather than an asset. And mobile app developers and mobile app development companies have geared up to work till hours’ end to satisfy the minimal supply against demand.
In such a scenario, it becomes crucial to find an easier and equally efficient way of mobile app development.
Going by the latest trends of the industry, coding languages like, Kotlin, Swift 4.0, PHP, Node.js, etc. are gaining popularity for their ease of understanding and coding, even for first timers. Nonetheless, today, we are discussing about two other such popular languages – React Native and Ionic.
Pros and Cons of React native:
|Cross-platform usage – React Native apps can be developed using a single codebase for both the platforms simultaneously||Technical Edge – Although, react native comes with a pre-packaged database deal but it still requires a professional support to avoid the glitches and bugs that arise.|
|Performance – Hybrid and mobile web applications have ceased in popularity because React Native apps are build with a single codebase but they give the performance of truly native apps.||Work in progress – React native is missing some of the custom modules which may lead to a time taking process of building your own modules.|
The biggest advantage of Ionic framework is that the Components in Ionic are reusable UI elements that serve as the building blocks for your mobile application. These components are made up of HTML or CSS. Every Ionic component adapts to the platform on which your app is running.
Pros and Cons of Ionic Framework:
|Well Documented – The official Ionic website covers the explanation of all the concepts of Ionic very well and you don’t have to move around to find solutions.||Security – For applications such as financial apps, Ionic framework is not recommended over Native build..|
|Easy development – While running commands on Ionic, it generates all commands with code templates so nothing has to be written from scratch.||Limited Native functionality – There may be some native functions that may be not available in ionic framework. In that case you have to develop the plugin yourself.|
|Multiplatform usage – Ionic runs alike of all the systems like, Android or iOS. Reducing the coding time further.|
Conclusion – React Native VS Ionic
After seeing the basics of both, react native and Ionic framework, we can’t be sure which one is a better choice for your next app. But we can say with determination that If what you’re looking for is an easy build, attractive design and interface and lower costs, Ionic framework is the way to go. Although, if your requirement is a sturdy and stable built, native app experience and glitch free performance with a strong community, Reactive is the best solution for you.
Apart from this, we have the ord in favour of React native from big names like Facebook, Instagram, Myntra, AirBnB, Ubereats etc.
All the best for your next mobile app development project.