Parameters React Native Ionic
Created By Facebook Drifty Co.
Availability Readily available Available at certain charging stations
Platforms Supported iOS, macOS, tvOS, Windows, Web, Android iOS, Web, Android, Electron
Functionality Based on a dynamic runtime approach Based on WebView Wrapper
Learning Curve If you are a newbie, it is quite sharp. No flexibility in the tech stack. Skills in Java/Kotlin, Swift/Objective-C, may be required. Ionic is simpler to learn because just rudimentary technical knowledge is required. Additionally, you can select the framework in which you are most skilled.
Documentation Quick basic documentation Extremely clear and consistent documentation
Tech Stack Robust JavaScript and React.js knowledge is required. Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, JavaScriptis required. Additionally, any available frontend development frameworks, like Vue, Angular, React works.
Code Reusability Same codebase can be used for Android and iOS devices. Albeit, a tiny piece of platform-specific code might be required. Use the exact same code to develop applications for any platforms, devices and OSs.
Code Testing Need a device or an emulator to test React Native efficiently. Testing is executed right in the browser.
Rendering Hot reloading features allow real-time rendering. Application refreshes instantly after implementing a change.
Performance React Native application performance is as similar to Native as possible. Few of the native components are used too. Applications created with Ionic are comparatively slower.
Use Cases Facebook, Bloomberg, Skype MarketWatch, Pacifica, McLaren Automotive