Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. Apportable



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What is 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.

What is 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.

What is Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose Apportable?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
No Cons submitted yet for Apportable
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How much does Ionic cost?
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How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Ionic?
527 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ionic, Apache Cordova, and Apportable?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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