Apache Cordova vs Electron: What are the differences?
Apache Cordova can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" category, while Electron is grouped under "Cross-Platform Desktop Development".
Some of the features offered by Apache Cordova are:
- Cross-platform (CLI) workflow
- Platform-centered workflow
- Hundreds of plugins
On the other hand, Electron provides the following key features:
- Electron is open source
- maintained by GitHub and an active community.
"Lots of plugins" is the primary reason why developers consider Apache Cordova over the competitors, whereas "Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications" was stated as the key factor in picking Electron.
Apache Cordova and Electron are both open source tools. Electron with 74.4K GitHub stars and 9.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Cordova with 762 GitHub stars and 327 GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Electron has a broader approval, being mentioned in 213 company stacks & 366 developers stacks; compared to Apache Cordova, which is listed in 96 company stacks and 45 developer stacks.
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