Apache Cordova vs. JUniversal vs. Apportable

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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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

What is Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.
Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose JUniversal?
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Why do developers choose Apportable?
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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 JUniversal?
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
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How much does Apache Cordova cost?
How much does JUniversal cost?
How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal
No integrations listed yet

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

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • PhoneGap - Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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