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Framework7 vs NativeScript: What are the differences?

What is Framework7? Full Featured HTML Framework For Building iOS Apps. Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS native look and feel. All you need to make it work is a simple HTML layout and attached framework's CSS and JS files! Framework7 doesn't force you to write some custom tags that will be converted by JavaScript to something else.

What is NativeScript? Build truly native apps with JavaScript. NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

Framework7 and NativeScript can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Framework7 are:

  • iOS Specific
  • UI Components
  • Swipe Actions

On the other hand, NativeScript provides the following key features:

  • 100% Access to Native Platform API
  • NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
  • Code with JavaScript. Style with CSS

"Well designed" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Framework7, while over 55 developers mention "Access to the entire native api" as the leading cause for choosing NativeScript.

Framework7 and NativeScript are both open source tools. NativeScript with 17.2K GitHub stars and 1.27K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Framework7 with 14.5K GitHub stars and 3.04K GitHub forks.

Decisions about Framework7 and NativeScript
Gabor Galazzo

As a startup, we need the maximum flexibility and the ability to reach our customers in a more suitable way. So a hybrid application approach is the best because it allows you to develop a cross-platform application in a unique codebase. The choice behind Ionic is Angular, I think that angular is the best framework to develop a complex application that needs a lot of service interaction, its modularity forces you (the developer) to write the code in the correct way, so it can be maintainable and reusable.

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Pros of Framework7
Pros of NativeScript
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    Free and open source
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    Well designed
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    Material design
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    Lots of ready-to-use ui elements, easy to customize
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    Best performance
  • 11
    Amazing documentation
  • 9
    Nice look and best performance
  • 9
    Performance and great features.
  • 9
    Rtl support
  • 7
    Free
  • 6
    Basic Web App Development Technique
  • 6
    Nice sample provided
  • 6
    Easy To Learn
  • 5
    It's feels light to use
  • 5
    Quick inital time
  • 5
    Easy to use , transit from vanilla JS
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    Doesn't require learning a JS framework
  • 2
    Easy to integrate
  • 1
    D
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    Access to the entire native api
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    Support for native ios and android libraries
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    Support for javascript libraries
  • 46
    Angular 2.0 support
  • 44
    Native ux and performance
  • 37
    Typescript support
  • 35
    Backed up by google and telerik
  • 29
    Css support
  • 27
    Cross-platform declarative ui and code
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    Fully open source under apache 2.0 license
  • 11
    Vuejs support
  • 9
    60fps performance
  • 6
    Powerful data visualization with native UI
  • 5
    Angular, typescript and javascript support
  • 5
    VS Code integration
  • 5
    No need for Mac to build iOS apps in Telerik Platform
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    Extended CLI support
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    Cloud builds as part of Telerik PLatform
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    Truly Object-Oriented with Typescript
  • 4
    On-device debugging
  • 4
    Extensibility
  • 3
    Easy to learn
  • 3
    0 day support for new OS updates
  • 3
    Easiest of all other frameworks
  • 3
    Live reload
  • 3
    Backed by google
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    Access to entire native api
  • 3
    Publishing modules to NPM
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    Vue.js support out of the box
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    VueJS support
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    Svelte support
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    Powerfull mobile services as part of Telerik Platform
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    Native ui with angular
  • 2
    Vue support
  • 1
    Playground
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    Hot Reload
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    HMR via webpack
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    Very small app size
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    Write once, use anywhere
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    Easy to use, support for almost all npm packages
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    Rich ecosystem
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    Compile to Apple/Google Stores via CloudCompiler
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    Has CSS ;-)
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    It works with Angular
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    Code reuse with your website
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    Dart

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Cons of Framework7
Cons of NativeScript
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    Not suitable for high performance in PWA. desktop apps
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    Lack of promotion
  • 1
    Slower Performance compared to competitors

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What is Framework7?

It is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS native look and feel. All you need to make it work is a simple HTML layout and attached framework's CSS and JS files.

What is NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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What are some alternatives to Framework7 and NativeScript?
Ionic
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
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.
jQuery Mobile
jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
AngularJS
AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
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