Capacitor/Cordova (and Ionic) Apps are Native Apps

If it quacks like a duck

So, Cordova or Capacitor apps can still do everything a native app can. How? Because they’re native apps, too!

A sample of the native view hierarchy for a vanilla Ionic app
An Ionic app popping up a native Action Sheet

All the same to users

I’m proud that Ionic apps are hybrid, I think it’s a wonderfully productive blend of the best of the web and the best of native. I’m also a fan of the native development stack and regularly build native plugins and apps with Swift and Java.



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Max Lynch

Max Lynch

Co-founder @ionicframework. I build stuff for computers, humans, and robots.