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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 Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain 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.
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    What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova, Ionic, and PhoneGap?
    Xamarin
    Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
    React Native
    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
    Electron
    With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
    Flutter
    Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
    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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    Review ofIonicIonic

    great framework,lots of resources,great community,easy to create UI

    How developers use Apache Cordova, Ionic, and PhoneGap
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    papaver uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

    used in conjunction with ionic to build out ios and android app for a client. a little slow to run on devices but saves a ton on development time.

    Avatar of Pascal Malbranche
    Pascal Malbranche uses IonicIonic

    We use Ionic as it is an awesome framework to build mobile hybrid apps with nativ access. Also Ionic has a nice community!

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

    Used Apache Cordova to package single page web application written HTML/CSS/javascript as a iOS/Android application.

    Avatar of MobiBoats
    MobiBoats uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

    Used with Ionic to support various plugins and integrations with the native environment of iOS and Android.

    Avatar of Christian Bryant
    Christian Bryant uses IonicIonic

    Cross-Platform goodness. I am a noob here...learning how to implement Ionic is on the top of my ToDo's

    Avatar of Trading Log
    Trading Log uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.

    Avatar of papaver
    papaver uses IonicIonic

    used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.

    Avatar of William Baker
    William Baker uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    To release the JavaScript game Whack-A-Mol http://www.ethertear.com/apps.html

    Avatar of Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV
    Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses IonicIonic

    Desarrollo de aplicaciones multi-plataforma con HTML5, JavaScript y CSS3

    Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
    AmericanBibleSociety uses IonicIonic

    We have plans to employ this frontend framework in future apps.

    Avatar of João Alvarenga
    João Alvarenga uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

    Compilar o webapp, transformando-o em aplicativos nativos

    Avatar of Smileupps
    Smileupps uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    to let web apps benefit of native device features

    Avatar of Evan Luc
    Evan Luc uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

    Cross platform mobile development framework.

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    Eyal El. uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

    Our Apps are wrapped with PhoneGap 7 & 8

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