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Attribute Ratings

  • SAP Extension Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

NativeScript

50%
13 Ratings
9.0

SAP Extension Suite

90%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

NativeScript

80%
1 Rating

SAP Extension Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

NativeScript

10%
3 Ratings

SAP Extension Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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SAP

The SAP Extension Suite (formerly a component of SAP Cloud Platform) made it simple to share components between development teams and to move applications fast and easily from development through quality assurance testing and, eventually, production. It's very advantageous to have version control, access control, and application monitoring built in. Our development team found it simple to understand and use, and it was also adaptable enough to combine with our current apps and systems.
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Pros

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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SAP

  • Reduces the length and cost of system development and integration
  • Empowers developers to acquire a new skill to deliver applications and other services efficiently
  • Enabled the innovation team to transform the way services are accessed and delivered
  • Ensures scalability of apps used simultaneously by thousands of customers
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Cons

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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SAP

  • Well, not that it has many cons to point out only that you may encounter unforeseen events during your use of the system which the documentation may or may not have a solution for. I think that is normal with any other system.
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Pricing Details

NativeScript

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

NativeScript editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The 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.

    SAP Extension Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SAP Extension Suite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      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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      SAP

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      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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      SAP

      We have been able to work in a much more agile way with SAP Extension Suite, and there is a lot of excitement that developing with this platform is significantly faster. SAP Extension Suite is the perfect fit to build great-looking applications that work on any form factor, be it [a] smartphone, laptop, or tablet, and within budget.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      SAP

      • Faster development cycle due to native integration with SAP products
      • Negative short-term ROI due to the lack of training material and significant differences with the previous version of the same tool (SAP Web IDE)
      • Tighter integration with corporate programming guidelines since SAP Extension Suite offers great integration with DevOps pipeline solutions
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