Apache Cordova vs PWA: What are the differences?
What is PWA? User experiences that have the reach of the web. Building a high-quality Progressive Web App has incredible benefits, making it easy to delight your users, grow engagement and increase conversions.It is intended to work on any platform that uses a standards-compliant browser.
Apache Cordova and PWA can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Apache Cordova is an open source tool with 766 GitHub stars and 327 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Apache Cordova's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Apache Cordova has a broader approval, being mentioned in 96 company stacks & 45 developers stacks; compared to PWA, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
I've done some Hybrid Mobile apps with both technologies
Apache Cordova and
React Native and described my experience in my blog.
In a few words, I would suggest to use each technology in accordance what what is your current code base and what do you want to achieve.
React Native is a great option if you need that extra edge in performance with multi-threading and native UI rendering. Or you already have a web app based on React which you want to port to mobile.
On the other hand, if you have an existing web application code and you want to reuse some or all, including the ability to use web third-party libraries, then Cordova is the best option.
ProGuard is the most popular optimizer for Java bytecode. It makes your Java and Android applications up to 90% smaller and up to 20% faster. ProGuard also provides minimal protection against reverse engineering by obfuscating the names of classes, fields and methods.How to use it in
I didn't find any plugins for it. So I've implemented it by myself and shared it on GitHub.
Feel free to use!