Ionic vs jQuery Mobile: What are the differences?
Ionic can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" category, while jQuery Mobile is grouped under "Mobile UI Frameworks".
Ionic and jQuery Mobile are both open source tools. It seems that Ionic with 38.7K GitHub stars and 13.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than jQuery Mobile with 9.96K GitHub stars and 2.57K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Ionic has a broader approval, being mentioned in 574 company stacks & 2361 developers stacks; compared to jQuery Mobile, which is listed in 286 company stacks and 161 developer stacks.