Apache Cordova vs. PhoneGap vs. ManifoldJS

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Description

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 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.

What is ManifoldJS?

manifoldJS takes the meta-data about your site and generates native "hosted" apps. If the platform doesn't support hosted apps, we use Cordova to polyfill it. manifoldJS is based on the latest W3C Manifest working draft.

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    Cons

    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 PhoneGap?
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    What are the cons of using ManifoldJS?
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    Pricing

    How much does Apache Cordova cost?
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    Companies

    What companies use Apache Cordova?
    87 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
    What companies use PhoneGap?
    86 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use ManifoldJS?
    0 companies on StackShare use ManifoldJS

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Apache Cordova?
    7 tools on StackShare integrate with Apache Cordova
    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
    No integrations listed yet

    What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova, PhoneGap, and ManifoldJS?

    • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
    • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
    • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
    • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

    See all alternatives to Apache Cordova



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