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What is Capacitor?

Invoke Native SDKs on iOS, Android, Electron, and the Web with one code base. Optimized for Ionic Framework apps, or use with any web app framework.`
Capacitor is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.
Capacitor is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 549 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Capacitor's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Capacitor?

Companies
7 companies reportedly use Capacitor in their tech stacks, including Sencrop, SWORD Health, and CyanCor.

Developers
22 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Capacitor.

Capacitor Integrations

Ionic, Electron, iOS, Apache Cordova, and Android OS are some of the popular tools that integrate with Capacitor. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Capacitor.

Capacitor's Features

  • Build web apps that run equally well on iOS, Android, Electron, and as Progressive Web Apps
  • Access the full Native SDK on each platform, and easily deploy to App Stores (and the web!)
  • It provides native functionality for web apps, and is optimized for Ionic Framework
  • Build apps with standardized web technologies that will work for decades, and easily reach users on the app stores and the mobile web
  • Easily add custom native functionality with a simple Plugin API, or use existing Cordova plugins with our compatibility layer
  • Open source

Capacitor Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Capacitor?
React Native
React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
Ionic
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
Flutter
Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apache Cordova
Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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Capacitor's Followers
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