[hcs-d] React vs. Xamarin vs. Ionic vs. NativeScript - Any real world experience ?

Raynor Kuang raynorkuang at college.harvard.edu
Sat Sep 23 11:22:42 EDT 2017

no experience with anything but react, but worth noting the react team's
just announved react 16 will be using the mit license instead of bsd+patents

On Sep 21, 2017 5:19 AM, "Nebras Jemel" <nebrasjemel at college.harvard.edu>

> Hi everyone,
> To be honest I am only asking this because I am in a dilemma, and am
> hoping to see if someone has past experience they would like to share. I am
> tight on time, and exploring the possibilities of each of these platforms
> hands-on on my own is not something I can afford. so if you have any
> love/hate experience with one of these libraries, I would appreciate your
> opinion.
> I am headed towards a project that requires me to write a cross-platform
> app, making use of multiple native functionality (mainly heavy mobile
> vision). I am very confused because, well, it seems to me that ReactNative
> and Xamarin and NativeScript provide very similar functionality with
> different approaches. React has this whole BSD+patents thing that seems
> scary, while at the same time being the most powerful as it allows for a
> chunk of code to be reused. Xamarin is great, but it's C# and .NET and all
> the Microsoft stuff that sucks if you want access to open source libraries.
> NativeScript seems nice, but it also seems that no one cares about it -
> There is no major app that I know of that publicly admits using it. And
> well, Ionic is hybrid, which seems to be a last choice in my case given
> that performance is key.
> There is also the issue that I need to support probably Android 4.0
> onwards - and I haven't really looked that much into compatibility issues.
> So yeah, any help would be appreciated !
> Best,
> Nebras Jemel
> A.B. Candidate, Harvard College
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