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PhoneGap vs F-droid: What are the differences?

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.

What is F-droid? An installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. It is is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.

PhoneGap and F-droid can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

PhoneGap is an open source tool with 4.14K GitHub stars and 972 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PhoneGap's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about F-droid and PhoneGap
Aleksandr Filatov
Contract Software Engineer - Microsoft · | 2 upvotes · 63.8K views
What is Proguard?

ProGuard is the most popular optimizer for Java bytecode. It makes your Java and Android applications up to 90% smaller and up to 20% faster. ProGuard also provides minimal protection against reverse engineering by obfuscating the names of classes, fields and methods.

How to use it in Cordova app?

I didn't find any plugins for it. So I've implemented it by myself and shared it on GitHub.

Feel free to use!

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Pros of F-droid
Pros of PhoneGap
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      Javascript
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      Backed by Adobe
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      Free
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      Easy and developer friendly
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      Support more platforms
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      It's javascript, html, and css
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      Common code base across all mobile platform
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      Not bound to specific framework
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      Powerful Framework
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      Runs on mobile browser
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      Similar UI across all platform
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      Free easy fast and not buggy in my experience

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    Cons of F-droid
    Cons of PhoneGap
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        Never as good as a native app
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        Created for web pages, not for complex Apps
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        Poor user experience
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        Not build for high performance
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        Hard to see

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      What is F-droid?

      It is is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.

      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 F-droid and PhoneGap?
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        Flutter
        Flutter is a mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.
        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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        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.
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