Apache Cordova vs Capacitor: What are the differences?
Apache Cordova and Capacitor can be primarily classified as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.
Some of the features offered by Apache Cordova are:
- Cross-platform (CLI) workflow
- Platform-centered workflow
- Hundreds of plugins
On the other hand, Capacitor provides the following key features:
- Build web apps that run equally well on iOS, Android, Electron, and as Progressive Web Apps
- Access the full Native SDK on each platform, and easily deploy to App Stores (and the web!)
- It provides native functionality for web apps, and is optimized for Ionic Framework
Apache Cordova and Capacitor are both open source tools. Capacitor with 3.79K GitHub stars and 462 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Apache Cordova with 821 GitHub stars and 336 GitHub forks.
호갱노노, Teleport, and Walmart are some of the popular companies that use Apache Cordova, whereas Capacitor is used by Hybrid Heroes, SWORD Health, and Nowru. Apache Cordova has a broader approval, being mentioned in 160 company stacks & 408 developers stacks; compared to Capacitor, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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