What users are saying about
17 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
34 Ratings
17 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 4.7 out of 100

GraalVM

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
34 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NativeScript

I would recommend for building native apps for iOS or Android if 1) the developers come from a web dev background; 2) the company can't afford separate teams for Android and iOS; 3) the team wants to use Vue.js.
I would not recommend if the app needs a web version and is simple enough to be a hybrid app.
Tiago Alves | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

GraalVM is very stable and has been very beneficial in terms of Project Delivery due to its advanced Virtual Machine providing JIT (just-in-time) compiler and AOT (ahead-of-time) compiler. So, I will definitely recommend it to others to try at least once in order to scale up the performance of polyglot applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NativeScript

  • NativeScript allows our front-end developers to build actually native mobile apps with the javascript we already know well.
  • It is very quick to get started using NativeScript. We can generally onboard a new developer into the project in just a day or two.
  • The open source community surrounding NativeScript allows our team to find solutions to open issues quickly, as well as give back by fixing some issues ourselves. Work can progress quicker with the plugins other developers have already built.
Evan Payne | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

  • High performance and it acts as JIT compiler. Optimizations like partial escape help a lot since it is not available in standard JIT compilers.
  • It helps in combining JAVASCRIPT, Java, and R
  • Helps in running native languages on the JVM
  • Helps in extension of JVM-Based application
Ashutosh Khantwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NativeScript

  • Nativescript runs everything on a single thread. i.e., the UI thread. If you want to offload some processing, you have to use web workers. This experience can be improved in the future releases.
  • Currently NativeScript only have hot reload when you change the UI file or Css file. There is no hot reload when you change Js/Ts file, unlike Google's Flutter. This is also something which NativeScript will get in the future releases.
  • In current version of NativeScript, there is no livesync when building with webpack. This feature will be added with NativeScript 4.x. (an RC version for 4.x is already available)
Shiva Prasad K | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

  • JIT compiler makes a long-running server process run even faster as time passes with optimization at runtime. Lack of this feature makes GraalVM not suited for certain applications
  • All the libraries are not easily available or compiled down to GraalVM binary. Manual Involvement is needed to make some libraries work. Reflection-based libraries specifically do not work.
  • There are runtime surprises in some cases and increases support needs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NativeScript

NativeScript 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

NativeScript

NativeScript 1.1
Based on 2 answers
My focus has been, and must remain, with obtaining support from web resources over that of paid support programs. Many companies, including those of government agencies, do not have a budget sufficient for paying large sums of money to other organizations to answer questions. Even in cases where an organization did purchase support programs, developers often found that the delays in obtaining responses to development issues was excessive. I give NativeScript the lowest possible rating, due to the fact that their website content is severely outdated and of little use to a developer in a crunch. The NativeScript environment may be far better than I have been able to report, but held back from excelling due to poor support content. Being that I am often asked to push the boundaries in various areas, improper documentation is highly detrimental to a development team, and thuss a review. I would be more than happy to improve this review as the content of the support documentation provided by the NativeScript team makes its way to their website in the form of real-world examples which are applicable to all versions, or at least the most recent versions, of their product.
Eric Bewley | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

GraalVM 8.6
Based on 7 answers
GraalVM does a good job of supporting multiple languages and performance. It is not too intensive with regards to memory. It starts up quickly so that there is little lag and downtime. I also think that GraalVM is good because it does not take up a lot of space on your machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NativeScript

We have previously evaluated Xamarin, and the time it took us to get started, install all of the software, license it, learn Xamarin, and create a app that runs and debugs on connected mobile devices was painful. With NativeScript and the Playground, we're able to get started fast - in less than 5 minutes, and be running a mobile app on multiple connected devices. Furthermore, we could make changes and see live changes on the mobile apps.
Mike Branstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

GraalVM by far has proved to be the most reliable and advanced virtual machine supporting dual compilation (Static as well as Dynamic). Java Code is compiled by an ahead-of-time compiler to a native image that supports JVM based languages (Java, Scala, etc.) as well as other dynamic languages (JavaScript, Python, etc.). Apart from AOT Compiler, we also have JIT Dynamic compiler which increases the performance of our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NativeScript

  • One of the projects we had to build was a rewrite of an existing mobile application. We could acomplish the complete rewrite in about a month along with general improvements and a couple additions.
  • More and more clients are specifically looking for NativeScript developers, and since we are focused on NativeScript we've had an influx of new clients asking for quotes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GraalVM

  • Cost savings in terms of deployment and configuration
  • No need to purchase separate license and thus the licensing cost is reduced
  • Checkout process has become much faster than before
Lokesh Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

NativeScript

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

GraalVM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Add comparison