Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. Crosswalk

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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 Crosswalk?

Crosswalk is a web runtime for ambitious HTML5 applications. All the features of a modern browser, deep device integration and an API for adding native extensions
Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose Crosswalk?
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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 Crosswalk?
No Cons submitted yet for Crosswalk
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What companies use Ionic?
541 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
131 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use Crosswalk?
3 companies on StackShare use Crosswalk
What tools integrate with Ionic?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
What tools integrate with Crosswalk?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Crosswalk

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

  • 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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