Apache Cordova vs. PhoneGap vs. Framework7



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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 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.

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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Why do developers choose Framework7?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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What are the cons of using Framework7?
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How much does Apache Cordova cost?
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What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Framework7?
1 companies on StackShare use Framework7
What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
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 cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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