People wonder why is there a Xamarin vs React Native comparison and why is this issue so popular nowadays. The answer is in the value that these 2 open source frameworks provide – cross-platform mobile development.
Some of the businesses rely mostly on the mobile experience of their clients, thus they need to create quality apps for both Android and iOS users. Naturally, when we talk about creating an Android app we require a developer skilled in Java, and for iOS – Swift or Objective-C will do. But there is a downside to that – the development time grows because of the need to create 2 apps. Let alone the fact that the Android team and the iOS team might implement the same feature completely differently. As we well know the tools you use to create an app for Android will not work for iOS app development and vice versa. For that reason, developers use cross-platform solutions including Xamarin and React Native. Brief information about each of them:
Let’s move to discuss both frameworks in more details with pros and cons. We’d like to say in advance – there is no “best option” nowadays, but there is a space for comparison.
It is a rather young but progressive technology based on the Microsoft technology stack. With a C#-shared codebase, developers can use Xamarin tools to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share code across multiple platforms, including Windows and macOS. Forrester’s research found out that Xamarin reduces mobile app development and life-cycle management costs while optimizing the utilization of existing developer resources.
Pros of using Xamarin
Cons of using Xamarin
Pros of using React Native
Cons of using React Native
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