PhoneGap vs. Web Starter Kit vs. ManifoldJS

Get help choosing one of these Get news updates about these tools


Favorites

21

Favorites

3

Favorites

13

Hacker News, Reddit, Stack Overflow Stats

  • 439
  • 579
  • 1.55K
  • -
  • 1.06K
  • 0
  • -
  • 2
  • 8

GitHub Stats

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 ManifoldJS?

manifoldJS takes the meta-data about your site and generates native "hosted" apps. If the platform doesn't support hosted apps, we use Cordova to polyfill it. manifoldJS is based on the latest W3C Manifest working draft.

Pros

Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
  • Why do you like PhoneGap?

    Why do developers choose Web Starter Kit?
    Why do you like Web Starter Kit?

    Why do developers choose ManifoldJS?
    Why do you like ManifoldJS?

    Cons

    What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
    Downsides of PhoneGap?

    What are the cons of using Web Starter Kit?
    No Cons submitted yet for Web Starter Kit
    Downsides of Web Starter Kit?

    What are the cons of using ManifoldJS?
    No Cons submitted yet for ManifoldJS
    Downsides of ManifoldJS?

    Pricing

    How much does PhoneGap cost?
    How much does Web Starter Kit cost?
    How much does ManifoldJS cost?

    Companies

    What companies use PhoneGap?
    86 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use Web Starter Kit?
    2 companies on StackShare use Web Starter Kit
    What companies use ManifoldJS?
    0 companies on StackShare use ManifoldJS

    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
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • 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.
    • Apache Cordova - Platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
    • Xamarin - Create iOS, Android and Mac apps in C#

    See all alternatives to PhoneGap



    Interest Over Time


    Get help choosing one of these