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Attribute Ratings

  • Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

4.9

NativeScript

49%
13 Ratings
8.1

Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

81%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

NativeScript

80%
1 Rating
8.2

Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

1.0

NativeScript

10%
3 Ratings

Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

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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Syncfusion

It's generally fantastic to work with. Of course, we create custom styles, so if anyone wants to use a component that wasn't styled yet, that requires a one-time effort by someone, but that's a problem on our side. The documentation is generally very self-explanatory and I rarely get calls with questions concerning the (API) documentation of the components. It is well suited in general for larger businesses that wants to quickly write software without having to worry about having to write all the components. For a smaller business, however, or even individual users, it would be quite expensive (however I don't really know the pricing structures so I might be wrong here too!).
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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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Syncfusion

  • Unique component not easily found in other vendors like Diagram or Pivot Grid
  • Very good support when we need help
  • Easy royalty free licensing
  • Many platforms available
  • Always on the edge of new platforms
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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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Syncfusion

  • Sometime it's getting stuck due to my pc memory issues.
  • Installation and uninstallation take a bit longer than excepted.
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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.

    Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 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

      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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      Syncfusion

      It takes effort to include a new component library into existing software, especially in our case where we have 5 large applications that are written and maintained by about 100 developers. So changing such a core thing comes with a lot of effort. The other reason we will very likely renew our use of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is that it works really well and has helped us to speed up the development process.
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      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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      Syncfusion

      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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      Syncfusion

      They are basically on par, but the docs and in general, including support, Telerik is a bit superior. I find it to be better in terms of user-friendliness and also better polished UI wise, I mean, overall they just look better and offer somewhat better themes/skins to all the widgets.
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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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      Syncfusion

      • Totally positive impact improving our product
      • First impression in a demo is always important
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