NativeScript vs PhoneGap: What are the differences?
NativeScript and PhoneGap can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by NativeScript are:
- 100% Access to Native Platform API
- NativeScript is free of charge as an open source project
On the other hand, PhoneGap provides the following key features:
NativeScript and PhoneGap are both open source tools. NativeScript with 17.2K GitHub stars and 1.27K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PhoneGap with 4.15K GitHub stars and 974 GitHub forks.
Typeform, Accenture, and WebbyLab are some of the popular companies that use PhoneGap, whereas NativeScript is used by Work Box, Zege Technologies, and GeekyAnts. PhoneGap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 86 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to NativeScript, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 26 developer stacks.
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It is using the native components to build the UI and offers the best skills reuse story. All you need to know is JS/TS and CSS. Angular 2 is also supported which leads to even more code reuse across web and mobile.This is also the best way to access the native platform APIs directly.
NativeScript allows you to reuse your JS skills to build Native mobile apps without any sacrifices. It takes a bit to learn about all possible features, but each time you discover a new one you can't help but get more and more excited.
We used phonegap best practices to compile and deploy our hybrid to android and ios markets.