Learn about Capacitor, Ionic’s own alternative to Apache Cordova.

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What is Capacitor?

Billing itself as a cross-platform native runtime for web apps, Capacitor is designed to run across iOS, Android, and Progressive Web Apps. It is seen by the team at Ionic as a successor to Apache Cordova.

Like Apache Cordova, the Capacitor plugin JavaScript API allows developers to access native device features such as the camera and photo library, geolocation, and the device file system.

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