NativeScript vs. Webix UI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NativeScript
Score 4.8 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
Webix UI
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Webix is a multi-widget JavaScript UI library for developing HTML5 and CSS3 compatible mobile and desktop web apps. It provides over 90 feature rich UI widgets for data management, visualization, uploading, building layouts and editing. The components enable users to build web apps that will run properly not only on personal computers but also on iOS, Android and Windows touch devices. Webix offers simple JQuery, Angular and Vue.js integration and can work with any server-side platform,…
$848
Pricing
NativeScriptWebix UI
Editions & Modules
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Custom License
$848
Company Pack
$2499.00
one project, unlimited developers
DevTeam Pack
$3999.00
unlimited projects, 5+ developers
Unlim Pack
$9499.00
unlimited projects unlimited developers
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NativeScriptWebix UI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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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User Ratings
NativeScriptWebix UI
Likelihood to Recommend
4.8
(13 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NativeScriptWebix UI
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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XB Software Ltd.
If you need to create an interactive data report, optimize a workflow, handle hierarchical data or make calculations in a powerful spreadsheet, you will find a proper widget for your needs in the Webix UI library. If we want to display data in various forms Webix UI layouts and widget help to organize a web page and define its overall look-and-feel.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • The Kanban Control allowed to implement a compelling task management system with little effort.
  • The Chart Control made it easy to create our dashboard and it was a lot easier than using D3js as we did before. D3 allows a lot more flexibility but it takes often 10 times longer to get a chart done than using Webix.
  • Support at Webix is very helpful and responsive.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • None at the moment
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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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XB Software Ltd.
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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XB Software Ltd.
Webix UI is a cross-browser, cross-device JavaScript framework which makes it easy to build a complex Web UI. Most features work as expected. While working with large datasets, you can load data dynamically to reduce complexity and improve performance. It provides a set of integration extensions that allow you to add third-party tools into an application.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
React was too time consuming. Kendo was another good one, but more expensive and seemed less responsive. [Sencha's] demo didn't seem to justify the price.
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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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XB Software Ltd.
  • It saved us 1000s of USD for just using the Kanban Board instead of developing it from scratch.
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ScreenShots

NativeScript Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of a styled NativeScript list viewScreenshot of Charts and graphs available as part of NativeScript UIScreenshot of Groceries – the app you build as part of the getting started tutorialScreenshot of Leverage native mapping systems with NativeScript

Webix UI Screenshots

Screenshot of Chat / Messenger - JavaScript widget for web communicationScreenshot of Javascript Diagram LibraryScreenshot of JavaScript Document Manager widget for web developmentScreenshot of JavaScript File Manager, HTML5 UI web widgetScreenshot of Gantt Chart: JavaScript online project management applicationScreenshot of Kanban JavaScript UI widget or Tasks Management Board