PhoneGap vs. React Native



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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 React Native?

React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.

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Pros

Why do developers choose PhoneGap?
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Why do developers choose React Native?
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Cons

What are the cons of using PhoneGap?
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What are the cons of using React Native?
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Companies

What companies use PhoneGap?
120 companies on StackShare use PhoneGap
What companies use React Native?
764 companies on StackShare use React Native

Integrations

What tools integrate with PhoneGap?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with PhoneGap
What tools integrate with React Native?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with React Native

What are some alternatives to PhoneGap and React Native?

  • 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
  • NativeScript - Build truly native apps with JavaScript

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