Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. Sencha Touch

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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 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 Sencha Touch?

Sencha Touch 2, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch 2 is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more.

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Apache Cordova?
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Why do developers choose Sencha Touch?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Apache Cordova?
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What are the cons of using Sencha Touch?
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What companies use Ionic?
528 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use Apache Cordova?
129 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use Sencha Touch?
8 companies on StackShare use Sencha Touch
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 Sencha Touch?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Sencha Touch

What are some alternatives to Ionic, Apache Cordova, and Sencha Touch?

  • 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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