Choosing the Right Tool — Ionic Vs React Native

When it comes to developing an ​hybrid​​app development, a developer needs to have significant knowledge about the various framework available and which maps exactly to his needs. Amidst plethora of framework, it sometimes becomes difficult to choose whether to opt for Android Vs iOS or go for ionic vs react native .To make the task simpler, we provide you a brief description of the latter with significant advantages of each to help you segregate your requirements and chose the framework that works best for you.

Ionic Framework

Primarily used for the development of Hybrid apps for mobile devices, the ionic Framework is considered to be one of the best open source SDK kit. Ionic Framework extensively works upon the appearance of the app. The look and feel along with the UI of the app is what Ionic framework is designed for. A combination of Angular and Apache Cordova, the framework uses language such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript to help developers design web pages.

Ionic framework has recently modified and upgraded itself to employ SemVer. This is regarded as a significant alterations made in the framework. Various framework such as Angular, Typescript has also upgraded themselves to be compatible with the recent release of Ionic. The framework has made modifications to adopt lazy loading feature and also the introduction of Ionic page Decorator make it easier to set priorities for ages along with customizing each pages configuration.


● Creation of​ Hybrid mobile apps becomes easier and are seen to function effectively.

● Write once, run everywhere

● Significant availability of plugin

● Blanketed by Cordova and also PhoneGap

React Native

Unlike ionic, react framework is basically designed for developing app for mobile devices. A subset of JavaScript, react native helps in creating user interface for mobile targeted apps. The introduction of react native have paved the way for developers to build mobile specific application incorporating the library of JavaScript. This app can be shared amidst multiple platforms turning the entire development process simpler.


● React Native deploys an environment which is community driven thereby engulfing a pool of experts of JS enthusiast and developers who are ready to share their knowledge and excel in providing catalogs for the same.

● React Native allows the code to be reused once written which makes it possible to be deployed on multiple platforms. This on a whole reduced the effort thereby saving time as well as cost.

● React Native incorporates virtual Dom methodology. This specifies that if your desktop has two window opens where one has the code and the other displaying the results, then modifying the code allows you to see immediate results on the screen.

● Ranking high in performance,react native work very well with mobile devices. It used GPU to enhance the credibility of the app.

Advantages of React Native

● Platform independent. Same code can be deployed both on Android and iOS device.

● Quick loading of page. Modifications made in the code does not require refreshing the page

● With a team of developers, it makes the learning and developing process simpler and faster.

Knowing both the framework in detail, its up to you whether the choose the first or the second depending on the kind of app you wish to develop.