PhoneGap Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to PhoneGap for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, Web and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to PhoneGap.

PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile apps with JavaScript. If your looking for more info about PhoneGap like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/10/2018 6:35:00 PM

Alternatives to PhoneGap for all platforms with any license

  • Qt

    Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while having the power and speed of native applications. Qt is used for device creation, UI and application development supporting deployment to over a dozen leading platforms – desktop, mobile and embedded.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Qt Creator

    Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework. It includes a visual debugger and an integrated GUI layout and forms designer. The editor's features include syntax highlighting and autocompletion, but purposely not tabs (although plug-ins are available). Qt Creator uses the C++ compiler from the GNU Compiler Collection on Linux and FreeBSD.

    Commercial $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Apache Cordova

    Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. When using the Cordova APIs, an app can be built without any native code (Java, Objective-C, etc) from the app developer.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Xcode

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X. In addition to being packaged on the DVD with every copy of Mac OS X, the latest Xcode developer release is always available for free to ADC members and includes all the tools you need to create, debug, and optimize your applications.

    Free Mac

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  • Ionic Framework

    Ionic makes it easy to build native-quality hybrid interactive applications using HTML5 and JavaScript. Built with Sass, optimized for AngularJS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux JavaScript Sass

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  • Xamarin Studio

    Type intelligently World-class code completion unlocks the iOS, Android, and OS X APIs. Quickly look up methods and types, and discover API functionality. Find bugs quickly Debug in a simulator or on a device. Set breakpoints, step through code, and watch values change in real-time as your app runs. Target any platform Xamarin Studio includes full support for tvOS, Apple WatchKit, Android Wear, and compatibility with Microsoft Band’s C# SDK.

    Freemium Mac Windows Microsoft Visual Studio

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    • Discontinued Xamarin was bought by Microsoft and is now part of Visual Studio.
  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Monaca

    Comprehensive hybrid mobile app development platform. You can easily create a beautiful, high-performance mobile app with Web technologies - HTML5, CSS, JavaScript. You can pick suitable development environment from cloud IDE, CLI, desktop GUI and visual studio. Packed with everything you need for hybrid app development - such as on-device debugger, comprehensive debugging tools, remote build and build/config management.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web

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    • Monaca makes it much easier to develop PhoneGap/Cordova apps with all the things needed in one place. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Great platform to develop and build Cordova/PhoneGap apps. Great alternative to PhoneGap Build. yuki1May 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • NativeScript

    NativeScript lets you develop truly native apps for iOS and Android from a single code base of JavaScript or TypeScript, XML and CSS. NativeScript takes your cross-platform code and translates it into the language that your target platform speaks.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • WebDGap

    WebDGap allows you to convert any website or HTML/CSS/JavaScript web application to a native Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome application. WebDGap also gives you the option to export as a Chrome popup extension, and you can export your app or website as a native PhoneGap application making your app available for mobile devices :)

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued This app was discontinued on April 13, 2018.
  • Appcelerator

    The Appcelerator platform is everything you need to create great, native mobile apps—all from a single JavaScript code base. * Write in JavaScript, run native everywhere Cross-platform mobile app development—with no hybrid compromises. * Your very own MBaaS Arrow, part of the Appcelerator Platform, is a powerful new opinionated framework for building and running APIs.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Onsen UI

    Onsen UI provides UI framework and tools for creating fast and beautiful HTML5 hybrid mobile apps based on PhoneGap / Cordova. Works with or without any JavaScript framework including React, Meteor, Vue, AngularJS & 2.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone

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  • Thinfinity VirtualUI

    Thinfinity VirtualUI makes it easy, fast, and inexpensive to take an application developed for the Windows desktop environment and make it available from the web. By using Thinfinity VirtualUI, it can be as simple as adding one line to the existing source code to have a virtualized GUI available through any HTML5 client running on any operating system and any device.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Codename One

    Codename One provides a comprehensive solution for WORA (write-once-run-anywhere) mobile app development. You write the applications in Java using and deploy the application to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or other platforms. The resulting app is a native app (not HTML5). It includes plugins for NetBeans, Eclipse, and IntelliJ.

    Freemium Windows Linux Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Eclipse IntelliJ IDEA NetBeans

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  • B4X

    Cross platform development tools for native iOS, Android, desktop and server applications. B4X is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for real world apps. The programming language is a modern version of Visual Basic.

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • NBAndroid

    NBAndroid is a set of modules that lets you develop Android applications in NetBeans. It works with standard projects supported by Android SDK. You will be able to edit, build, run & debug, and test your application. Both emulator and real-devices are supported.

    Free Mac Windows Linux NetBeans

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  • Gideros Studio

    Launched in 2011, Gideros has become a successful game engine with 20,000 developers registered and 500 games published. Gideros currently supports iOS and Android targets. And in 2014, Gideros was released open source allowing other developers to pitch in and convert the software to new targets. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the team is working on making 64 bit binaries and adding WP8 and Desktop supports.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Wine

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  • appdeck

    Create mobile application for iOS and Android devices (smartphone or tablet; including iPhone, iPod, iPad or Samsung Galaxy) using your HTML5 website.

    Free Open Source Android iPhone iPad

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  • Convertigo

    Convertigo is the most advanced Open Source Low code Mobile Application Development Platform for Enterprises, featuring all the required components needed to develop and to run cross-platform mobile enterprises application connected to enterprise's back-end business applications.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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