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Adhithi Ravichandran
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Feb 8, 2023 ⋅ 16 min read

React Native vs. Ionic

Adhithi Ravichandran Software consultant, Pluralsight author, speaker, React Native/React/GraphQL dev, and Indian classical musician. You can find me online at adhithiravichandran.com.

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9 Replies to "React Native vs. Ionic"

  1. Thanks, I’m just starting to dabble in mobile dev and this is a really useful comparison. Some thoughtful categories here like the developer communities of each.

    I wonder if React Native’s limits (being fixed to React) may perhaps be a strength for newcomers to mobile development? I’ve been researching Angular, Vue etc but as a back end dev it’s all a bit overwhelming – the relative simplicity of learning a single stack is appealing.

    Another strength of both these frameworks is the flexibility of your development environment. I tried to follow a Swift/xcode tutorial and found it frustrating having to wrestle with the unintuitive UI, versus using a command line app for the setup/build and my favourite text editor for the code.

  2. This is article incorrectly marks React native as the winner in some of the categories. Ionic now uses Capacitor to give true native experiences.Ionic even advertises itself as truly native now., anyone who uses Ionic rarely touches clunky cordova these days. Performance is on par, and you can compile, build and release to app stores from a pipeline in Ionic which you could never do in React Native. Obvious winner and the sooner cowboy developers realise that, the better.

  3. Yes, Definitely LogRocket is a React Native monitoring solution that helps you reproduce issues instantly, prioritize bugs, and understand performance in your React Native apps.

  4. Both React Native and Ionic are popular frameworks for cross-platform mobile app development. React Native offers a native-like experience with efficient performance, while Ionic provides a broader range of platform support. Choose based on project requirements and familiarity with JavaScript frameworks.

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