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It’s often an Apples and Oranges comparison since Codename One is so different from everything else.

To properly evaluate a cross-platform framework, we often look at our existing experiences and evaluate based on what we know.

The set of options below present some of insights about how we match up to other cross-platform solutions in the market today. But first lets start up with some of the Codename One benefits.

Comparing Cross-Platform Frameworks

Codename One is..

Love it or hate it, Java is still king of the hill. With 9-10 million active Java developers and a permanent spot as one of the top programming languages. The language/platform is familiar to tens of millions of developers world wide guaranteeing code maintainability well into the future.

Codename One translates all the code to native code or the native VM, resulting in performance that matches the performance of native code.

Developers can use the rich tools available for Java developers such as IntelliJ IDEA/NetBeans/Eclipse to work with the code. Codename One has its own GUI builder and many niceties to track issues in your code. The biggest benefit though is in the build server which generates a native application for you without having to deal with all of the complexities of building a native app for every platform.

Due to its unique lightweight architecture, Codename One boast greater portability than HTML5 and more supported devices! Thanks to its unique cloud build system, it doesn’t require any native toolchain or dedicated hardware.

Codename One vs

Codename One Flutter React Native Xamarin Ionic
Language
Java
Dart
Portability Strategy
WORA + Native Interfaces (One Project)
Architecture
Native
IDE
NetBeans, Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA
Code Reusability
100%
Performance
Near Native
App Size
Small
Platforms
Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Web
Cloud Build
Yes (can work on Linux for iOS development)
Widgets
Lightweight
Support
Yes (Community + Professional)