Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. NativeScript



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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 NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose NativeScript?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
No Cons submitted yet for Apache Cordova
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What are the cons of using NativeScript?
No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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Companies

What companies use Ionic?
490 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
126 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use NativeScript?
16 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

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 NativeScript?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript

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

  • 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
  • Expo - Making React Native Easier

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Latest News

Tips & Tricks for Ionic on Desktop
Customizing Ionic Apps for Web & Mobile
Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta
Announcing NativeScript-Vue 1.0
Building an Awesome Login Screen with NativeScript
A New Way to Learn NativeScript Layouts


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