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Antonin Januska

I'm totally in agreement with you here. I work at a startup with constrained resources. We don't have a mobile app but we have been throwing around the idea of creating a desktop app where it's a similar conundrum: go native or use electron? And in the end, we have 6 JavaScript-y developers, customers with solid machines, and a web app as a primary focus.

Creating an electron app from a web app is a cinch and can easily be improved upon over time to deliver a better experience. Once we grow large enough, or the desktop app becomes a huge draw for new clients, we can dedicate time to native.

I imagine react-native faces something similar, though from what I've seen, RN is still a good option for most apps.