Much lighter weight. Its project folder is barely few hundred kilobytes
However much less forum support
It has UI components built in with grid system
Heavier weight with lots of components and dependencies
Uses Angular 4, TypeScript, HTML5, CSS3 & SASS
Forum is very much alive
I feel its loading time is kinda slow…
If you were to build an offline app with just CSS3 UI, which one would be your choice?
I’m kinda curious because I think I can build an android app on both frameworks using 90% similar codes…
Please share your opinions!
Phonegap and ionic both use apache cordova to create native containers, but ionic adds ui sugar which phonegap does not (need) to have. They serve different purpose. Ionic could have chosen to use phonegap too.
If you want to conpare from your list, conpare jquery to angular. But that is about it. The rest is almost the same.
Thanks for your replies…
So is there any performance different between apps built on Phonegap and Ionic?
Both frameworks still exist and they both have lots of users.
If you were to build UI by yourself on CCS3, then an app built on PhoneGap will be just the same?
I wonder what’s benefit of building on Ionic then…
Thanks for your replies! Now that helps me understand what these are about… I was curious why so many frameworks exists for Cordova.
Cordova alone can still build an app so if you’re going to build your own UI based on CSS3, you don’t need anything beyond Apache Cordova.
Using UI frameworks made by someone else gives you a shortcut for sure.
Making your own CSS3 & SVG UI can work really well too. SVG and CSS3 turn out to be capable of building any responsive UI you imagine… although they need lots of study and practice.
PhoneGap is an Adobe product. It is powered by Cordova.