Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Computer Science - Systems
Michael L Collard
Willis S Crissey Jr
This project will compare two popular programming frameworks for building mobile applications. These frameworks are called ‘cross-platform frameworks’ as they can develop applications on multiple platforms. The scope of this project is to understand the structural reasons for the differences in these frameworks. While this project does speculate on reasons for choosing either framework, this project does not attempt to make a hard recommendation.
In this project, I built two applications, as similar as possible, in React Native and Ionic. I found that there were differences in the goals of these frameworks, lending each of the two better to different use cases. This is important because it is useful to understand the advantages and disadvantages of different tools.
Borick, Sam, "Comparing the Usage of React Native and Ionic" (2018). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 620.