In this blog, we are going to compare and focus on two frameworks, which are in talk nowadays: React Native vs. Native Script.

Earlier when it comes to creating an application, it required a huge amount of effort as well as time. But with the help of modern JavaScript, as the new frameworks introduced, it has completely transformed the scenario. Now building a mobile application has become so much easier as you do not require any extra skills and expertise; the basics knowledge of JavaScript is enough. But, in the current market, it is a real tough challenge to decide the best available framework.

But before getting our heads into it, let’s understand the difference between native and hybrid applications.

Native Applications

The applications that are written in one language for a particular platform are Native applications. For example, iOS apps are written in swift or Android apps written in Java or Windows applications written in C/C++ are Native applications.

Hybrid Applications

Hybrid apps are developed using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and then wrapped in a native application using platforms like Cordova. This allows us to use any web-native framework we want, and there are plenty of these. These apps can run on any platform.

These apps use various plugins for device specific interactions. The development is much faster and simpler as you are required to write just one code for different platforms.

React Native Vs. Native Script

Now coming to the point. Here is the comparison between React Native and NativeScript. React Native and Native Script both are an open-source framework to create hybrid mobile applications.

React Native is created by Facebook and written in JavaScript while NativeScript is created by the Progress community and written in JavaScript as well as TypeScript.

In React Native apps can be built using React and JavaScript while in NativeScript apps can be built using TypeScript, JavaScript, Angular or VueJs, etc.

If we can talk about the reusability of the codebase then in React Native you can reuse the logic/structure of the component. But for some aspect, you will need to code a bit differently for iOS and Android. While in NativeScript, NativeScript and Angular are working side by side to get a semantic ready that allows you to build both web and mobile from a single project.

Coming to the speed. Apps created using React Native are faster than apps created using NativeScript that is because React Native app works separately from the main UI thread while the size of NativeScript apps is more which makes the rendering slower.

React Native doesn’t have any official market place for plugins while NativeScript has an official market place with many plugins. Companies like Facebook, Instagram, Skype, and many others are using React Native while companies like Workbox, Dwitch are using NativeScript.

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