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Score 4.6 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

Zoho Creator

If you use excel, Zoho Creator is designed for you. The only scenario where it may not be appropriate is if you have thousands upon thousands lines of stored data where you would need to pay extra for this storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0
Visual Modeling
NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0
Platform Security
NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0
Platform User Management
NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0
Reusability
NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0
Platform Scalability
NativeScript
Zoho Creator
8.0

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

Zoho Creator

  • Workflow efficiencies: Automated emails triggered by a user response has saved our College a huge amount of time and our users are very impressed about confirmation emails and the immediacy of our 'replies'.
  • Scheduled csv report exports which are then incorporated into our network database, easily.
  • The ability to develop an app which meets the specific needs of any organisation is the clincher. We have spent far too much money on 'off the shelf' IT 'solutions' which always lack the capacity to be adjusted. Creator, true to it's name, enables us to do (nearly) anything that we want to do. The scripting language is intuitive and is easy to learn. (I'm 62 yo and the last time that I wrote script was over 40 years ago - I was a Maths teacher in the interim )
Keith Marley | 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

Zoho Creator

  • Sometimes the android app faces some problems displaying email, and it keeps loading.
  • It doesn't show the OTP screen when logging in through the WEB sometimes.
Muhammad Hassan Hafeez | 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

Zoho Creator

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

Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I recommend Zoho Creator very often. A lot of companies go big earlier than they need to and spend way too much on SalesForce & Marketo. I worked for a small company with some limited budget that pivoted to sell it's product to the Enterprise. Zoho Creator was incredibly easy to set up, intuitive to use, and contains all the most essential features that most users need and seek in SalesForce. We integrated with MailChimp & Unbounce and were able to be incredibly useful in acquiring leads, nurturing them, and tracking pipeline in Zoho Creator. Our small sales team found it very easy to use and loved it.
Muhammad Hassan Hafeez | 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

Zoho Creator

Lower cost and easier implementation. I had been creating "cloud" solutions using active server pages (ASP) with a MS Access directory back-end before Zoho Creator. I did not want the worry of maintaining a server and required an easier way to build database forms. I was one of the very first users of Zoho Creator soon after it launched and have not really considered other options since around 2006.
John M. Whitney | 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

Zoho Creator

  • We really have not tracked the savings in a dollar amount, but our overall ability to have a birds eye view of all of our courses and classes at any moment has been a great tool. And we save time when we need information about courses or classes because the reports are there and ready when needed.
George C. Thiess III | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NativeScript

General

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

NativeScript Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing 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.

Zoho Creator

General

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

Zoho Creator Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$101
Premium$201
Ultimate$351
EnterpriseCustom2
  1. /user/month (Billed Annually)
  2. Flexible plans with bespoke feature set for enterprises. Starts at 200 users.
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NativeScript
2.2
Zoho Creator
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

NativeScript
8.0
Zoho Creator

Support Rating

NativeScript
1.1
Zoho Creator
9.0

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