PhoneGap vs. Crosswalk

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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 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

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

Why do developers choose Crosswalk?
Why do you like Crosswalk?

What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
Downsides of PhoneGap?

What are the cons of using Crosswalk?
No Cons submitted yet for Crosswalk
Downsides of Crosswalk?

What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Crosswalk?
3 companies on StackShare use Crosswalk
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with Crosswalk?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Crosswalk

What are some alternatives to PhoneGap and Crosswalk?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing cross-platform apps with web technologies like Angular and React.
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

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