Ionic vs. PhoneGap vs. JUniversal



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Description

What is Ionic?

Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.

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 JUniversal?

The vision of JUniversal came from some guys at Nokia who possess considerable expertise both in Java and in building cross-platform apps. They built this tool to provide an elegant way to translate source code and make it useful across multiple platforms. JUniversal offers you the freedom to write your shared code in Java and then translate it to C# (available now) or to C++/Objective C++ (coming soon). You can also combine JUniversal with Google’s j2objc translator to translate Java to Objective-C for iOS.

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Pros

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Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Why do developers choose JUniversal?
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Cons

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What are the cons of using JUniversal?
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Companies

What companies use Ionic?
515 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use PhoneGap?
120 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use JUniversal?
1 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

Integrations

What tools integrate with Ionic?
8 tools on StackShare integrate with Ionic
What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with JUniversal?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

What are some alternatives to Ionic, PhoneGap, and JUniversal?

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
  • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
  • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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