Ionic vs. PhoneGap vs. Sencha Touch



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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.

What is Sencha Touch?

Sencha Touch 2, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch 2 is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more.

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Why do developers choose Ionic?
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Why do developers choose Sencha Touch?
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What are the cons of using Ionic?
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What are the cons of using Sencha Touch?
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What companies use Ionic?
526 companies on StackShare use Ionic
What companies use PhoneGap?
119 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use Sencha Touch?
8 companies on StackShare use Sencha Touch
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 Sencha Touch?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Sencha Touch

What are some alternatives to Ionic, PhoneGap, and Sencha Touch?

  • 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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