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Free PhoneGap Alternatives

The best free alternative to PhoneGap is Android Studio, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to PhoneGap and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to PhoneGap are Qt, Qt Creator, Apache Cordova and React Native.

PhoneGap alternatives are mainly Android Development Tools but may also be IDEs or Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PhoneGap.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2022
PhoneGap
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

PhoneGap is an open source development tool for building iPhone, Android, Blackberry and other mobile apps with JavaScript.

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  1. Android Studio is the official[7] integrated development environment (IDE) for Google's Android operating system, built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development.

    This alternative is disputed. Android Studio is still a legitimate alternative to PhoneGap, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  2. Qt

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.



  3. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML integrated development environment which is part of the SDK for the Qt Framework.

  4. Apache Cordova

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

    Almost everyone thinks Apache Cordova is a great alternative to PhoneGap.
  5. React Native

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React.



  6. Ionic Framework

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • JavaScript
    • Sass

    Ionic makes it easy to build native-quality hybrid interactive applications using HTML5 and JavaScript.

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    Most users think Ionic Framework is a great alternative to PhoneGap.
  7. Xcode

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Xcode is Apple's premiere development environment for Mac OS X.

  8. B4X

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Cross platform development tools for native iOS, Android, desktop and server applications.

  9. Onsen UI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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.

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  10. Website 2 APK Builder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Convert your HTML, CSS, JS and all other web content into an Android App within seconds.

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