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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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    Why do developers choose NativeScript?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Ionic?
    Downsides of Ionic?

    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?
    347 companies on StackShare use Ionic
    What companies use Apache Cordova?
    87 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
    What companies use NativeScript?
    8 companies on StackShare use NativeScript

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Ionic?
    7 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

    See all alternatives to Ionic

    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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