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Difference between Ionic and React Native
  • Last Updated : 13 Jul, 2020

1. Ionic :
Ionic is an open-source user interface toolkit for building high-quality mobile apps, desktop apps, and dynamic web apps using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS and TypeScript. It allows developers to build hybrid apps and run everywhere and even code be tested using any web browser. It was developed by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry, and Adam Bradley of Drifty Co. in year 2013.

2. React Native :
React Native is an open-source framework for developing mobile applications on Android and iOS platforms. It helps developers to build mobile applications by using JavaScript to which they are very much comfortable with. React Native makes it very much simple to develop graphics and even most of the code written can be shared across platforms. It was launched by Facebook in the year 2015.



Difference between Ionic and React Native :

Ionic React Native
1. It was launched in the year 2013. It was launched in the year 2015.
2. It was created by Drifty Co. . It was created by Facebook.
3. It helps to build hybrid apps. It helps to build native apps.
4. Ionic uses HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS and TypeScript to build apps. React Native uses React and JavaScript to buid apps.
5. It is slower than React Native due to its web apps. It is faster than Ionic.
6. Documentation of Ionic is very simple, clear and consistent Documentation of React Native is not much good.
7. It is difficult to develop graphics in Ionic. It is easy to develop graphics in React Native.
8. It can be tested using any web browser. It needs mobile devices for testing.
9. It uses Apache Cordova for accessing the hardware. It does not need any external support for accessing the hardware.
10. It is simpler and easier to learn Ionic for beginners. It is difficult for beginners to learn React Native as compared to Ionic.

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