Ionic vs. Apache Cordova vs. Web Starter Kit

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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 Web Starter Kit?

Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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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 Web Starter Kit?
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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 Web Starter Kit?
    No Cons submitted yet for Web Starter Kit
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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 Web Starter Kit?
    2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit

    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 Web Starter Kit?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit

    What are some alternatives to Ionic, Apache Cordova, and Web Starter Kit?

    • 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

    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


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