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What Is Monaca?

Monaca is a collection of software tools and services for building and deploying HTML5 mobile hybrid apps.[1] Built using open-source Apache Cordova[2] (formerly known as PhoneGap), it provides resources including Cloud IDE, local development tools, a debugger, and backend support.[3]


Flexible Development Environment

Monaca started with a powerful Cloud IDE that can run in the browser. Now a desktop GUI tool (Localkit) and command-line tool (CLI) are available as its local development companions. In addition, we provide an extension for Visual Studio. Your projects can be synchronized no matter what environment you use. It’s the perfect app builder.

Beautiful and High Performance

Onsen UI is JS framework agnostic and packed with many UI components that help you create seamless and beautiful apps. Onsen UI can make any app look and feel like a native app. Finally, one source code for all platform designs.


Remote Build and Continuous Integration

Powerful remote online build and CI features for Cordova. All build environments are secure in the cloud, with easy access from the browser. Hook scripts, custom Cordova plugins and flexible configurations are all in your hands. It works exactly the same way as you do in the local environment.

Powerful Debugging and Testing

Monaca Debugger brings supreme debugging experience. It adds advanced JavaScript debugging to your Cordova apps, including break points, step in/out and profiler. Supports iOS/Android debugging on Windows and Mac without installing any SDKs. The develop & test cycle will be hugely improved.

Cordova Power Plugins

Power up your Cordova app. The Resource Encryption Plugin provides extra protection for your app. In-App Updater makes it easy to update without redeployment to the App Store. Additionally, In-App-Purchase, Secure Storage and Secure SQL Plugin and more are available.

Backend Services for Cordova

Simple and easy backend service APIs are available for Cordova Apps. Push notifications, user management, remote database, email delivery and much more. Backend Management APIs is also provided for the access from your backend server.