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Apportable vs PhoneGap: What are the differences?

What is Apportable? Objective-C for Android. Apportable lets you cross-compile your iOS app and re-use the same code across platforms.

What is PhoneGap? Easilily create mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. 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.

Apportable and PhoneGap can be primarily classified 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, PhoneGap provides the following key features:

  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • iOS

PhoneGap is an open source tool with 4.15K GitHub stars and 974 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PhoneGap'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 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.

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        What are some alternatives to Apportable and PhoneGap?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        Flutter
        Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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        How developers use Apportable and PhoneGap
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        We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.

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        To release the JavaScript game Whack-A-Mol http://www.ethertear.com/apps.html

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        to let web apps benefit of native device features

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        Our Apps are wrapped with PhoneGap 7 & 8

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