Use of Cordova in Ionic

Cordova and ionic are the very surprising arrangement of mobile application development devices which can be utilized for various purposes. Be that as it may, the two can likewise be utilized commonly with a specific end goal to make highlight rich and bug-free portable applications, be it web applications, mobile applications, and desktop applications. How about we perceive in what capacity would Cordova be able to encourage Ionic and tight clamp versa, for mobile app development.


Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Built with Sass and optimized for AngularJS.


Apache Cordova is an arrangement of device APIs that permit a mobile app developer to get to native gadget capacity, for example, the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Joined with a UI structure, for example, jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this permits a mobile application to be produced with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

The difference

Ionic and Cordova are not ordinarily thought about contenders. Or maybe, Ionic is based over Cordova. Cordova enables you to get to local gadget capacities utilizing JavaScript and is commonly utilized as a part of the blend with a UI structure. Ionic is a front-end, versatile advanced library that can be utilized to make your Cordova application look native.

Ionic is Cordova with a few things built in:

  • SCSS formatting that makes your controls look native and changes key behavior to match native standards on Android and iOS.
  • Ionic Creator to create a mockup of your basic app
  • Plug in support for their cloud notifications service
  • Angular 1/2 integration
  • TypeScript integration
  • Ionic plugin support for their cloud update service.
  • Plug in for their authentication service

Mutual uses

Ionic is a structure over Cordova which is a system for building “hybrid mobile applications“. If it’s not too much trouble to consider that Ionic isn’t the main system utilizing Cordova and Cordova isn’t the main structure for cross-platform applications. Apache Cordova deals with bundling your HTML5 application as a native application that can keep running in Android, iOS, and different stages.

As a rule, utilizing the mixture application approach enables you to compose applications as they were site pages (HTML, CSS/Saas, and Javascript), which are then “run” inside a WebView of a local application. What Cordova does, is broadening the standard Javascript API with new APIs (bundled as “plugins”) that offer access to the working framework’s highlights that are not typically accessible to the program, for example, camera, sounds, mick, and so on. Besides, Cordova gets to the local APIs and makes a local wrapper relying upon gadget. As Ionic is a frontend structure utilizing HTML5, CSS and JS, it requires something like Cordova for giving the local look contingent upon gadget.

Given that most mobile working frameworks have not too bad programs which are, generally, all perfect with measures, and given that plugins are composed for all mobile working frameworks, hybrid applications can be created once for all mobile operating systems.

In any case, on the off chance that you basically take a current site and bundle it as a mobile application the outcome will look not at all like a native application: clients will see rapidly that the styles and practices are truly unique. That is the “missing piece” that Ionic gives: an arrangement of front-end segments (HTML/CSS/JavaScript and AngularJS) that let you compose an HTML5 application that resembles a native application.




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