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Apache Cordova vs Mithril: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apache Cordova as "Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript". 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. On the other hand, Mithril is detailed as "Client-side MVC framework - a tool to organize code in a way that is easy to think about and to maintain". Mithril is around 12kb gzipped thanks to its small, focused, API. It provides a templating engine with a virtual DOM diff implementation for performant rendering, utilities for high-level modelling via functional composition, as well as support for routing and componentization.

Apache Cordova and Mithril are primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" and "Javascript MVC Frameworks" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Apache Cordova are:

  • Cross-platform (CLI) workflow
  • Platform-centered workflow
  • Hundreds of plugins

On the other hand, Mithril provides the following key features:

  • Only 12kb gzipped, no dependencies
  • Small API, small learning curve
  • Safe-by-default templates

"Lots of plugins" is the top reason why over 31 developers like Apache Cordova, while over 16 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Mithril.

Apache Cordova and Mithril are both open source tools. Mithril with 11.3K GitHub stars and 859 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Cordova with 762 GitHub stars and 327 GitHub forks.

Die Coder GmbH, BetRocket, and Dial Once are some of the popular companies that use Apache Cordova, whereas Mithril is used by Dial Once, Cloud Vlts, Inc., and SpartanGeek. Apache Cordova has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to Mithril, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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 Mithril?

Mithril is around 12kb gzipped thanks to its small, focused, API. It provides a templating engine with a virtual DOM diff implementation for performant rendering, utilities for high-level modelling via functional composition, as well as support for routing and componentization.
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      What are some alternatives to Apache Cordova and Mithril?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
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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.

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      Ralic Lo uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

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

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      MobiBoats uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

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

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      João Alvarenga uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

      Compilar o webapp, transformando-o em aplicativos nativos

      Avatar of Evan Luc
      Evan Luc uses Apache CordovaApache Cordova

      Cross platform mobile development framework.

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