What is the difference between PhoneGap, Cordova, and Ionic?

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Posted On: Feb 22, 2018

 

  • Cordova: Cordova is a JavaScript framework that builds apps, which can access the device hardware. Cordova cannot build UI interactions of mobile apps because it uses HTML5, CSS6, Sencha to build UI. However, it complements other web technologies used to develop mobile apps. Cordova is also known as Apache Cordova.
  • PhoneGap: PhoneGap is a framework developed by Adobe Systems. It is used for developing mobile applications and can be used by anyone with the knowledge of CSS, HTML, JScript. PhoneGap is a propitiatory version of Apache Cordova and provides extra features apart from the existing Cordova.
  • IONIC: IONIC framework is used to build cross-platform mobile apps using web technologies like CSS, HTML. Released in 2013, it was built on top of Angular JS and Apache Cordova.

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