Mobile applications have brought a major shift in the way businesses function. With the users’ intent to gain information on the go, mobile applications are gaining traction more than ever. The growing trend for developing more mobile apps for each product is also observed.
Despite the small app size on the mobile phone, they come power-packed in performance. So, let’s put the two mobile technologies under the lens and check how they deliver this power-packed performance. We are going to discuss React Native and Xamarin in this blog today, and how they compare with each other.
The top mobile applications built using React Native are Facebook, Facebook Analytics, Instagram, Uber Eats, Walmart, Discord, among many others.
Xamarin is a free, open-source mobile application framework that leverages C# in Visual Studio for mobile apps development. It can help in building cross-platform apps with a single codebase, however, helps you achieve native app development at the same time. It is developed by Microsoft and introduced in 2011.
As per the official documentation, Xamarin allows for 90% of the time for cross-platform app development.
A few of the most famous applications built using Xamarin include The World Bank, Olo, APX, FreshDirect, games like Skulls of Shotgun, SuperGiant Games, etc.
Now that we have a fair idea of what React Native and Xamarin are, let’s understand their technical prowess in different areas and see how each performs against the other.
While both React Native and Xamarin fare up equally when we consider different factors, but, React Native takes the lead in the aspects that matter the most. React Native is a more popular and inexpensive alternative to Xamarin.