AWS IoT Core vs. NativeScript

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS IoT Core
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AWS IoT Core is a managed cloud service that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices. It includes the Device Gateway and the Message Broker, which connect and process messages between IoT devices and the cloud. AWS IoT Core connects AWS and Amazon services like AWS Lambda, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon S3, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, Amazon QuickSight, and Alexa Voice Service to build IoT applications that gather, process,…
$0.08
Per Million Minutes
NativeScript
Score 4.9 out of 10
N/A
NativeScript is an open source framework that allows you to create native iOS and Android apps, with one codebase, using ​the web skills you already have (JavaScript and CSS) and ​the libraries you already love​.N/A
Pricing
AWS IoT CoreNativeScript
Editions & Modules
Connectivity
$0.08
Per Million Minutes
Rules Engine
$0.15
Per Million Actions
Messaging
$1.00
Per Million Messages
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS IoT CoreNativeScript
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe NativeScript framework and CLI are completely free and open source. NativeScript Sidekick is a free download to improve developer productivity with optional paid tiers for power users.
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Features
AWS IoT CoreNativeScript
Internet of Things
Comparison of Internet of Things features of Product A and Product B
AWS IoT Core
8.1
15 Ratings
2% above category average
NativeScript
-
Ratings
IoT Device Management8.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Device Security8.215 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Data Management7.915 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Analytics8.313 Ratings00 Ratings
IoT Integration8.014 Ratings00 Ratings
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Quickbase
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS IoT CoreNativeScript
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(15 ratings)
4.9
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(4 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS IoT CoreNativeScript
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
End-to-end encryption is an amazing feature because we use IoT to connect to various devices in order to gather data/ stats in real-time. We're able to publish solutions with ease and at a faster rate because of AWS IoT Core. However, its inability to interact with other IoT tools is a big con that I would like them to improve upon.
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Progress Software Corporation
I gotta be honest, after a PoC period, we choose to rewrite the whole application in a different cross-platform app. Our developers had to invest a lot of time and effort to debug a lot of plugin-related issues, which we needed to utilize the android mobile phone capabilities. QR reader, special visualizations, and fine-tuning were really hard and often resulted in writing native Android code instead of using the shared Angular code. In the end, we think that writing a standalone Android app and an Angular app would have been a better alternative, as the shared code base was so unreliable that it did not save us any time.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • AWS IoT Core integrates power analytics and an AI solution for sensor data processing.
  • Great protocol support including HTTPs and MQTT required to connect resource constraint IoT devices to cloud
  • High security standards during data transmission
  • Scalability and a great user community
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Progress Software Corporation
  • True native app. The app uses native components and that is quite noticeable in the overall performance of the app. NativeScript is also awesome in the way we can access the native APIs, so we are never really constrained by the framework. If we need, we can just dive into the native APIs without leaving our environment and language (JS).
  • Cross-platform. Builds for Android and iOS. It deals with the platforms differences very well.
  • Support for Vue.js. Even though it is just a community effort, the NativeScript-Vue plugin is the best alternative to build native Apps with Vue.js. That was a major factor to go with NativeScript.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Ability to integrate with Ethercalc software solution
  • Ability to introduce NFC toolchains and systems which could be utilized in iot modular gateway solutions like drones
  • Ability to reduce latency as the solution scales is very much needed
  • Hybrid solution which can integrate other existing iot solutions into AWS iot core
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Progress Software Corporation
  • The need to know the native Android and iOS APIs to access device hardware and other platform-specific functionality
  • Not all user interface components are available for free
  • NativeScript has no HTML and DOM, which requires some deep knowledge of different UI tools to be implemented instead
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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Progress Software Corporation
The hybrid is ok but native is better for performance and the right use case I want to go for is the performance without dealing with too many development tools.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
I give AWS IoT Core's overall usability this rating because it is very easy to use and is enjoyed by all of our staff. The only problem is that it sometimes glitches and it freezes a lot. So overall, the usability of AWS IoT Core is very good, and we will continue to use it.
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Progress Software Corporation
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
It covers all the aspects of IoT services required for an IoT company. It supports all the industry-wide protocols for secure data transmission and integrates powerful AL and ML technology for data analytics. For data storage, Amazon S3 is a great solution. Strong tech support and user community. Since it is widely used as compared to other products, there is an abundance of training and learning material on the web.
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Progress Software Corporation
The community support is excellent.
They have a slack community as well as a discourse forum
forum.nativescript.org
Both of these offer community driven support.
The forum is more for a threaded discussion. The slack community is more for a quick talk.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Azure IoT service provides more or less the same services as compared to AWS IoT core, however the costing of AWS lead us to continued usage of IoT core over Azure IoT services. Also, considering our existing technology stack is on AWS, it was a natural selection for better integration and ease of use.
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Progress Software Corporation
Ionic Ionic is an excellent Angular-based framework for mobile, and it does give a lot of access to the native device api's. However, the technology is based on Cordova, which means the apps being built are just webviews, with html, css and JS all running on the UI thread, and potentially creating very slow experiences for users. NativeScript is a truly native solution, and so provides a faster user experience. ReactNative We evaluate ReactNative, and found it much the same as NativeScript. The main difference is that your JS is all written with React, while NativeScript lets you choose between normal JS, Angular, and Vue. For our team, Angular was the most appropriate choice.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Gives confidence to prototype iot solutions across lots of devices in little time
  • Ability to meet requirements for managing a variety of communication protocols
  • Learning iot analytics and visualization for faster insights enablement
  • Onboarding devices and managing quickly without building inhouse solutions
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Progress Software Corporation
  • The poor quality of NativeScript documentation has the potential to weigh heavily on development timelines, budgets, and QA resources in a NEGATIVE manner.
  • The poor interoperability of NativeScript plugins can significantly increase development time.
  • The need to seek out professional instruction to learn how to use NativeScript effectively may become a burden on your budget.
  • The number of breaking changes between versions of NativeScript, may cause your development efforts to lag further behind the most recent releases of NativeScript and your other chosen environments than you are accustomed to.
  • NativeScript still does not support the latest major version of Angular. Any significant changes to the other environment components of your systems may hold you back even further while NativeScript plays catch-up.
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ScreenShots

NativeScript Screenshots

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