Apache Cordova vs. PhoneGap vs. Framework7

Get help choosing one of these Get news updates about these tools


Apache Cordova

PhoneGap

Framework7

Favorites

29

Favorites

21

Favorites

16

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • -
  • 108
  • 188
  • 439
  • 579
  • 1.53K
  • -
  • 817
  • 651

GitHub Stats

Description

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 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.

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.

Pros about this tool

Pros
Why do you like Apache Cordova?

Pros
Why do you like PhoneGap?

Pros
Why do you like Framework7?

Cons about this tool

Cons
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
Cons
Cons
No Cons submitted yet for Framework7

Pricing

Companies

85 Companies Using Apache Cordova
86 Companies Using PhoneGap
1 Companies Using Framework7

Integrations

Apache Cordova Integrations
PhoneGap Integrations
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova, PhoneGap, and Framework7?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

See all alternatives to Apache Cordova



Interest Over Time


Get help choosing one of these