Ionic vs. PhoneGap

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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.

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    Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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    Cons

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    Companies

    What companies use Ionic?
    353 companies on StackShare use Ionic
    What companies use PhoneGap?
    85 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap

    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 are some alternatives to Ionic and PhoneGap?

    • 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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