When comparing wxWidgets vs Electron, the Slant community recommends wxWidgets for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform GUI toolkits?” wxWidgets is ranked 2nd while Electron is ranked 3rd.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source
wxWidgets was started in 1992 by Julian Smart
Pro Truly native look and feel
It uses the platform's native API rather than emulating the GUI.
Pro Active development
Electron receives updates frequently (multiple times each month). For example, the recent updates (as of July 15, 2016) are:
1.2.6 (released July 6)
1.2.5 (released June 23)
1.2.4 (released June 22)
1.2.3 (released June 16)
1.2.2 (released June 8)
Pro Solid API
Pro Healthy community
Github is behind electron and there is a lot of big companies using it to make their cross platform apps.
Pro Great documentation
Electron has a nice website with great documentation. It also features a lot of samples.
Con Android port not totally usable yet
Con Apps can have memory issues
Apps made with Electron are likely to have memory issues unless you specifically design the app with efficient coding.