Framework7 vs Ionic vs PhoneGap





What is Framework7?

Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS native look and feel. All you need to make it work is a simple HTML layout and attached framework's CSS and JS files! Framework7 doesn't force you to write some custom tags that will be converted by JavaScript to something else.

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.

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      What are some alternatives to Framework7, Ionic, 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.
      jQuery Mobile
      jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      AngularJS lets you write client-side web applications as if you had a smarter browser. It lets you use good old HTML (or HAML, Jade and friends!) as your template language and lets you extend HTML’s syntax to express your application’s components clearly and succinctly. It automatically synchronizes data from your UI (view) with your JavaScript objects (model) through 2-way data binding.
      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.
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      Review ofIonicIonic

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

      How developers use Framework7, Ionic, and PhoneGap
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      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 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

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      Trading Log uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

      We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.

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      papaver uses IonicIonic

      used on a recent project, an internal custom app developed for both ios and android.

      Avatar of William Baker
      William Baker uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

      To release the JavaScript game Whack-A-Mol

      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

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      Jonathan Pugh uses Framework7Framework7

      Powerful, flexible, many beautiful widgets and a low learning curve.

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      AmericanBibleSociety uses IonicIonic

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

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      Smileupps uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

      to let web apps benefit of native device features

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      Eyal El. uses PhoneGapPhoneGap

      Our Apps are wrapped with PhoneGap 7 & 8

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