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Electron vs React Navigation: What are the differences?

Developers describe Electron as "Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub". With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor. On the other hand, React Navigation is detailed as "Flexible navigation library for React Native and web. Learn once, navigate anywhere". Start quickly with built-in navigators that deliver a seamless out-of-the box experience. Navigation views that deliver 60fps animations, and utilize native components to deliver a great look and feel.

Electron belongs to "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category of the tech stack, while React Navigation can be primarily classified under "Cross-Platform Mobile Tools".

Electron and React Navigation are both open source tools. Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Navigation with 15.9K GitHub stars and 3.34K GitHub forks.

Slack, Intuit, and InVisionApp are some of the popular companies that use Electron, whereas React Navigation is used by Discontinuity, ikusei, and DonkeyWorks. Electron has a broader approval, being mentioned in 221 company stacks & 374 developers stacks; compared to React Navigation, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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Pros of Electron
Pros of React Navigation
  • 66
    Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications
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    Open source
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    Great looking apps such as Slack and Visual Studio Code
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    Because it's cross platform
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    Use Node.js in the Main Process
  • 1
    Easy to use

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Cons of Electron
Cons of React Navigation
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    Uses a lot of memory
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    User experience never as good as a native app
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    No proper documentation
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    Does not native
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    Each app needs to install a new chromium + nodejs
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    Wrong reference for dom inspection
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    What is Electron?

    With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

    What is React Navigation?

    Start quickly with built-in navigators that deliver a seamless out-of-the box experience. Navigation views that deliver 60fps animations, and utilize native components to deliver a great look and feel.

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    What are some alternatives to Electron and React Navigation?
    Photon
    The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
    React Native Desktop
    Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.
    React Native
    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
    React
    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
    JavaFX
    It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms.
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