Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. JUniversal

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Description

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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Companies

What companies use Ionic?
489 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
125 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

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
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

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

  • 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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