Ionic vs. PhoneGap vs. Apportable

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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.

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 Apportable?

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

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Why do developers choose Apportable?
Why do you like Apportable?

What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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What are the cons of using Apportable?
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How much does Ionic cost?
How much does PhoneGap cost?
How much does Apportable cost?
Apportable Pricing
What companies use Ionic?
528 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Apportable?
1 companies on StackShare use Apportable
What tools integrate with Ionic?
9 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Ionic, PhoneGap, and Apportable?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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