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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 Apportable?

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

What is 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.
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          What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova, Apportable, and React Native?
          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.
          PhoneGap
          PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
          Electron
          With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
          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.
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          Review ofReact NativeReact Native

          Native iOS developer here. One of the most important thing React Native managed to accomplish is that it created a better single-platform development experience than the platform owner themselves did. It's faster and easier to develop a react native app than it is to develop an iOS app. And remember that react native is at the end of the day still native. So native views, native components, native modules. You get to pick and choose how much you want to be in JavaScript and how much you want to be in native.

          How developers use Apache Cordova, Apportable, and React Native
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          Kurzor, s.r.o. uses React NativeReact Native

          React Native is great in that it reduces the overhead of writing native code based on a web app. If written in a good style, Redux part of the app can often just be copied or shared in the Native app - and it just works! What a timesaver.

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          papaver uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

          used in conjunction with ionic to build out ios and android app for a client. a little slow to run on devices but saves a ton on development time.

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          Ryan VanBelkum uses React NativeReact Native

          The framework used to write the mobile apps in this project. I've chosen this because of the "write once run all" (ios and android) mentality.

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          Ralic Lo uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

          Used Apache Cordova to package single page web application written HTML/CSS/javascript as a iOS/Android application.

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          AmericanBibleSociety uses React NativeReact Native

          We are not currently using this product but we have very high interest in learning and using this for mobile apps.

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          MobiBoats uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

          Used with Ionic to support various plugins and integrations with the native environment of iOS and Android.

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          JINJA Ltd. uses React NativeReact Native

          New features of our app are developed on React Native, so we could maintain a small dev team.

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          Tana uses React NativeReact Native

          100% of our mobile codebase is shared between iOS and Android. Using along with TypeScript.

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          João Alvarenga uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

          Compilar o webapp, transformando-o em aplicativos nativos

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          Evan Luc uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

          Cross platform mobile development framework.

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