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Crosswalk vs Ionic: What are the differences?

Crosswalk: Replace Android’s default WebView with Crosswalk, a predictable web runtime for developing powerful Android and Cordova apps. Crosswalk is a web runtime for ambitious HTML5 applications. All the features of a modern browser, deep device integration and an API for adding native extensions; Ionic: 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.

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

Some of the features offered by Crosswalk are:

  • Develop around device fragmentation
  • Provide a feature rich experience on all Android 4.x devices
  • Easily debug with Chrome DevTools

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

  • Performance obsessed
  • Utilizes Angular and React
  • Native focused

Crosswalk and Ionic are both open source tools. It seems that Ionic with 38.5K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Crosswalk with 2.17K GitHub stars and 569 GitHub forks.

What is Crosswalk?

Crosswalk is a web runtime for ambitious HTML5 applications. All the features of a modern browser, deep device integration and an API for adding native extensions

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 Crosswalk 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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    Reviews of Crosswalk and Ionic
    Review ofIonicIonic

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

    How developers use Crosswalk and Ionic
    Avatar of Pascal Malbranche
    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 Down to Chill
    Down to Chill uses CrosswalkCrosswalk

    Used to implement the webview on Android to make it look and feel native (it replaces Cordova's webview)

    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

    Avatar of AmericanBibleSociety
    AmericanBibleSociety uses IonicIonic

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

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