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Apportable vs Ionic: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apportable as "Objective-C for Android". Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms. On the other hand, Ionic is detailed as "A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React". 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.

Apportable and Ionic can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apportable are:

  • No Java, HTML5 or JavaScript required. Using our platform, your unmodified app can run on Android devices automatically
  • Apportable compiles your app to run natively on Android, with speed and playability that rivals the iOS version
  • We bake in performance optimizations for the latest devices and firmware updates, and Android-specific functionality such as "Lights Out" mode, hardware specific buttons, and more

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

  • Performance obsessed
  • Utilizes Angular and React
  • Native focused

Ionic is an open source tool with 38.5K GitHub stars and 13.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Ionic's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is Apportable?

Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.

What is 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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        What are some alternatives to Apportable and Ionic?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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.
        Flutter
        Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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        Review ofIonicIonic

        great framework,lots of resources,great community,easy to create UI

        How developers use Apportable and Ionic
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        Pascal Malbranche uses IonicIonic

        We use Ionic as it is an awesome framework to build mobile hybrid apps with nativ access. Also Ionic has a nice community!

        Avatar of Christian Bryant
        Christian Bryant uses IonicIonic

        Cross-Platform goodness. I am a noob here...learning how to implement Ionic is on the top of my ToDo's

        Avatar of papaver
        papaver uses IonicIonic

        used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.

        Avatar of Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV
        Grupo Gamma Peninsular, SA de CV uses IonicIonic

        Desarrollo de aplicaciones multi-plataforma con HTML5, JavaScript y CSS3

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        AmericanBibleSociety uses IonicIonic

        We have plans to employ this frontend framework in future apps.

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