PhoneGap vs. NativeScript vs. Sencha Touch

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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 NativeScript?

NativeScript enables developers to build native apps for iOS, Android and Windows Universal while sharing the application code across the platforms. When building the application UI, developers use our libraries, which abstract the differences between the native platforms.

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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    Cons

    What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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    What are the cons of using NativeScript?
    No Cons submitted yet for NativeScript
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    What are the cons of using Sencha Touch?
    No Cons submitted yet for Sencha Touch
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    Companies

    What companies use PhoneGap?
    86 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
    What companies use NativeScript?
    8 companies on StackShare use NativeScript
    What companies use Sencha Touch?
    3 companies on StackShare use Sencha Touch

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
    What tools integrate with NativeScript?
    2 tools on StackShare integrate with NativeScript
    What tools integrate with Sencha Touch?
    1 tools on StackShare integrate with Sencha Touch

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

    • 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#

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