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Getting Started with Ionic by Rahat Khanna

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Why use Apache Cordova?

Apache Cordova is a WebView-based Hybrid App development framework used to build cross-platform Native Apps. It is one of the most popular frameworks that has been open sourced by Adobe and is maintained by the Apache Foundation. Adobe maintains another branch with added features named Phonegap. They also have a cloud-based service called Phonegap Build (http://build.phonegap.com), which generates the native builds on the fly so that you do not need to install native SDKs.

It follows the same architecture discussed previously, having a minimal core and ability to add plugins for extra functionality to your app. Apache Cordova has a high number of open source plugins that provide excellent capability to Hybrid Apps. Any developer ...

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