PhoneGap vs. Web Starter Kit vs. JUniversal

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Description

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 Web Starter Kit?

Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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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Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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    Why do developers choose Web Starter Kit?
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    Why do developers choose JUniversal?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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    What are the cons of using Web Starter Kit?
    No Cons submitted yet for Web Starter Kit
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    What are the cons of using JUniversal?
    No Cons submitted yet for JUniversal
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    Companies

    What companies use PhoneGap?
    85 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use Web Starter Kit?
    2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit
    What companies use JUniversal?
    0 companies on StackShare use JUniversal

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
    What tools integrate with Web Starter Kit?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Web Starter Kit
    What tools integrate with JUniversal?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with JUniversal

    What are some alternatives to PhoneGap, Web Starter Kit, and JUniversal?

    • React Native - A framework for building native apps with React
    • Ionic - A beautiful front-end framework for developing hybrid mobile apps in HTML5. Best friends with AngularJS.
    • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#
    • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

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