Here, we share how
ReactiveSearch compares with other projects that have similar aims.
|Backend||Any Elasticsearch index hosted on any Elasticsearch cluster.||Any Elasticsearch index hosted on any Elasticsearch cluster.||Custom-built for Algolia, a proprietary search engine.|
|Development||Actively developed and maintained.||Active issue responses, some development and maintenance.||Actively developed and maintained.|
|Onboarding Experience||Starter apps, Live interactive tutorial, getting started guide, component playground, every component has a live working demo with codesandbox.||Getting started tutorial, no live component demos, sparse reference spec for many components.||Starter apps, getting started guide, component playground.|
|Styling Support||Styled and scoped components. No external CSS import required. Rich theming supported as React props.||CSS based styles with BEM, not scoped to components. Theming supported with SCSS.||CSS based styles, requires external style import. Theming supported by manipulating CSS.|
|Types of Components||Lists, Ranges, Search, Dates, Maps, Result Displays. Can use your own UI components.||Lists, Ranges, Search , Result . Can’t use your own UI components. (Only one component for Search and Result, resulting in more code to be written for customizability)||Lists, Range, Search, Result. Can use your own UI components.|
|Supported Distribution Platforms||React, React Native for mobile in alpha and actively developed.||React for Web.||React, Vue, Angular, vanilla JS for Web, React Native for mobile but latter has no UI components.|
We welcome contributions on this page, and would like to add that our ideas on how other projects compare is based on a cursory comparison. We often get asked about this.
If you are building a project or you know of another project that is in the similar space, let us know and we will update the comparisons.