Apache Cordova review
August 17, 2018

Apache Cordova review

Andrew Shingleton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova has significantly reduced our overhead by providing a stable cross-platform tool for porting our web application to Android and iOS devices. Our development team is relatively small here at ShiftWizard so being able to leverage Apache Cordova's technology in order to quickly get an minimum viable product out to our testers was crucial. We were able to understand the documentation and implement Cordova into our existing system and workflow in a matter of weeks saving us time and money that we would've otherwise spent on engineers. There are a number of alternatives but we heard about Cordova through our very talented development team that builds applications full-time. Since incorporating Apache Cordova into our company's technology stack we have been able to catch up to competitors in the mobile space but utilizing the cross-platform technology that Cordova encompasses. We highly recommend using Apache Cordova especially if you are a small to medium size business that needs to grow fast. Cordova is perfectly lean enough for start-ups and strong and stably enough for enterprise applications. Our healthcare software application runs smooth across the board with very little to no latency or UI errors thanks to Apache Cordova. ShiftWizard will continue to use this amazing product in the future.
  • Runs on the command line in Node
  • Extensive usability for most platforms
  • Quality support from Adobe
  • Needs to be fully compatible with mobile machines
  • Support for a wide variety of platforms
  • Needs better backwards compatibility
  • Very economic for ROI purposes
  • Scalable for code reusability down the road
  • Convertible, easily switch platforms if Apache Cordova doesn't suit your needs
PhoneGap is another viable option but lacks the amount of support Apache Cordova receives rendering it worthless.
Apache Cordova is well-suited for enterprise applications that need the ability to talk to a wide variety of platforms. Using Cordova you can scale mobile applications quickly into full-featured applications easily. Adobe provides extensive support so any major issue is surely able to be investigated through forums or user groups.