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Attribute Ratings

  • Progress Telerik is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.0

NativeScript

50%
13 Ratings
8.2

Progress Telerik

82%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

NativeScript

80%
1 Rating
9.1

Progress Telerik

91%
4 Ratings

Usability

NativeScript

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Progress Telerik

93%
27 Ratings

Support Rating

1.0

NativeScript

10%
3 Ratings
9.6

Progress Telerik

96%
29 Ratings

Implementation Rating

NativeScript

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Progress Telerik

88%
4 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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Progress Software Corporation

We have used the Telerik UI controls for our Admin user experience. We found that this lead to consistent user experience, with feature rich functions already provided. Effectively this meant that hour for hour, using the Telerik UI improved productivity in creating screens with more functions than using the default controls in ASP.NET. At this point most of our focus with the Telerik controls is User Interface oriented.
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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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  • Easy to configure with application.
  • It provides flexibility for complex grid customizations.
  • Takes less time for quick development UI elements.
  • UI is very responsible, which can be viewable in any device.
  • Great support from Telerik team. It only takes 24 to 48 hours to resolve your issues.
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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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Progress Software Corporation

  • I'd like to see the radwebcam include the ability to read/decode barcodes or QR codes and possibly raise a barcode read event.
  • The visual studio add-in takes a while to load, so I constantly get the slow add-in warning from visual studio 2022
  • some of the winform controls seem to have poor performance such as carousel.
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Pricing Details

NativeScript

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

NativeScript 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

    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.

    Progress Telerik

    Starting Price

    $0 per developer, royalty-free

    Editions & Modules

    Progress Telerik editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    DevCraft Ultimate$2,1991
    DevCraft Complete$1,4992
    DevCraft UI$1,2993
    Individual Product Licence$9994

    Footnotes

    1. per developer, royalty-free
    2. per developer, royalty-free
    3. per developer, royalty-free
    4. per developer, royalty-free

    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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    Progress Software Corporation

    The Telerik UI has become part of our staple development tools. We can not be as productive without the feature set available to us in the Telerik UI ASP.NET AJAX control package.
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    Usability

    Progress Software Corporation

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    Progress Telerik UI is very usable and one of the best tools to use by the front-end development engineers in our team. It has helped us to improve the overall design of our existing and new applications. Also, the time to build applications has also been reduced effectively and we are able to focus on other areas of improvement to deliver a better user experience for our customers.
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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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    Progress Software Corporation

    Telerik UI support is what you are paying for. If something does not work you ask them for an example of how to solve your use case. The SEO on their sites is awesome and so well bedded into Google. The videos are good, [they're] not used much but their examples and DoJo examples make all the difference.
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    Implementation Rating

    Progress Software Corporation

    No answers on this topic

    Progress Software Corporation

    The controls work very well as long as they are used as intended. Built-in functionality should be used whenever possible,
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    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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    Progress Software Corporation

    Progress Telerik UI provides a large amount of language support, demos, and documentation. While the competition is still great in their own right, Progress Telerik UI has provided enough resources to cover a number of current and future projects without having to expand to other libraries.
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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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    Progress Software Corporation

    • Telerik enabled us to demonstrate our vision for new flagship software with only a years worth of effort.
    • Telerik provided out of the box solutions for some of our more challenging UI problems.
    • Telerik support has been extremely helpful and critical to our success.
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