Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. Framework7

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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 Framework7?

Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS native look and feel. All you need to make it work is a simple HTML layout and attached framework's CSS and JS files! Framework7 doesn't force you to write some custom tags that will be converted by JavaScript to something else.
Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose Framework7?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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What are the cons of using Framework7?
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How much does Ionic cost?
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What companies use Ionic?
528 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use Framework7?
1 companies on StackShare use Framework7
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 Framework7?

  • 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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