Ionic Or React Native: Who's Leading in The Clash Of App Platforms

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

There’s no surprise that about the increasing number of mobile applications  development platforms. The article talks about the two reigning platforms at present, Ionic and React Native. Both having some intrinsic features, this article will explain if any one of them is slightly better than the other.


Mobile apps have become a prominent and indispensable part of businesses and there's a different segment of entrepreneurs who are coming up with new app ideas. However, what bothers them is whether the investment on an app development is worthy of all the money. No doubt, to assure that their app turns into a fruitful investment they should not be compromising on the technology they pick.

As the current rage in the mobile app development field is for the two platforms, it is advisable to stick to any one of them. Here's a brief comparative analysis of the two to help app entrepreneurs evaluate and decide any one of them.


All About Ionic Framework

Developed in 2015, the framework aims at building hybrid apps that perform nearly like native solutions. Ionic framework is devised based on aspects of high-end software like Saas, HTML and CSS for which it boasts to provide highly advanced Graphical User Interface or CLI. So, this enables incorporating of a wide range of features into the mobile apps. With no need for any third-party solutions, it is the perfect platform the developers as they can create default functionalities in the easiest way. Being a framework on Angular JS, that uses HTML for supporting the web views, it is in perfect line with MVC architectural pattern. In other words, it is a framework of every developer's choice because they let them preview applications in mobiles and web browsers, identify flaws instantly and tweak in changes.

All About React Native

A recent rage in the mobile app development realm, it is a far-fetching JS framework that empowers developers to work on cross-platform apps seamlessly i.e. iOS and Android apps. While it mainly emphasises on building user-interfaces for mobiles, the component definitions of React Native look and function quite similar to that of React for the web components. However, it did not target the HTML. Instead, it targets the native UI components for front-end performance which means there's no need for a separate browser for the apps to run.

This was an introduction to the potentiality of the two frameworks. Take a look at the given comparison to know which one is better for you.



-React Native codes in JSX

-Ionic coded in Typoscript


Memory Use

-React Native use less memory

-Ionic use up more space in the memory



-React Native app performs extremely fast

-Ionic app perform slowly as it uses WebView


Speed of development

-React Native offers agile and high-speed development process

-Ionic apps are built with moderate speed


Testing Cycle

-React Native apps can be tested on emulator or any real mobile devices

-Ionic apps go through faster-development testing cycle with no need for emulator as testing can be done on browsers.

Comparing the two on these aspects, app entrepreneurs can decide judiciously to go for which platform go. While both rule in their own terms or benefits, it is wise to stick to React Native as that offer more speedy development experience, that results in high-performance apps. Besides the framework has full capability to make optimum utilisation of the JavaScript for incorporating new elements, functionalities or features.


Rob Stephen is an experienced Android app developer at GetAProgrammer, a visionary firm for mobile applications development who has been the lead expert in over a hundred apps development projects. Having massive knowledge and practical experience, he likes to pen down his thoughts on apps technologies and development aspects. Know more about his writing from the LinkedIn page.

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