React Navigation vs React Router

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React Navigation vs React Router: What are the differences?

React Navigation: 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; React Router: A complete routing solution for React.js. React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering.

React Navigation can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Mobile Tools" category, while React Router is grouped under "JavaScript Framework Components".

React Navigation and React Router are both open source tools. React Router with 36.8K GitHub stars and 7.53K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Navigation with 15.9K GitHub stars and 3.34K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, React Router has a broader approval, being mentioned in 111 company stacks & 99 developers stacks; compared to React Navigation, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 19 developer stacks.

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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.

What is React Router?

React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering.

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What are some alternatives to React Navigation and React Router?
Native Navigation
There are many navigation libraries in the React Native ecosystem. Native Navigation is unique in that it is built on top of the iOS and Android platform navigational components, and this is more "native" than most other options which implement navigation from scratch in JavaScript on top of base React Native components like View and Animated.
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CodePush
CodePush is a cloud service that enables Cordova and React Native developers to deploy mobile app updates directly to their users’ devices. It works by acting as a central repository that developers can publish certain updates to (e.g. JS, HTML, CSS and image changes), and that apps can query for updates from (using our provided client SDKs).
ReactXP
With React and React Native, your web app can share most of its logic with your iOS and Android apps, but the view layer needs to be implemented separately for each platform. We have taken this a step further and developed a thin cross-platform layer we call ReactXP. If you write your app to this abstraction, you can share your view definitions, styles and animations across multiple target platforms. Of course, you can still provide platform-specific UI variants, but this can be done selectively where desired.
Interactable
This is an experimental implementation of a declarative API for handling fluid user interactions with views at 60 FPS in React Native.
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