Ionic vs. PhoneGap vs. NativeScript

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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 NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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Companies

345 Companies Using Ionic
86 Companies Using PhoneGap
8 Companies Using NativeScript

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

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

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Latest News

Tips & Tricks for Ionic on Desktop
Customizing Ionic Apps for Web & Mobile
Announcing the Ionic PWA Toolkit Beta
Announcing NativeScript-Vue 1.0
Building an Awesome Login Screen with NativeScript
A New Way to Learn NativeScript Layouts


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