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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 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 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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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Apache Cordova?
125 companies on StackShare use Apache Cordova
What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Sencha Touch?
7 companies on StackShare use Sencha Touch

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
What tools integrate with Sencha Touch?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Sencha Touch

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

  • 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

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