🚀 Learn how to enable hiring excellence

Social Talent supports GlossaryTech to keep it free for the community


A mobile development framework that allows to use standard web technologies - HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platform’s native development language. Cordova wraps an HTML/JavaScript app into a native container which can access the device functions of several platforms. These functions are exposed via a unified JavaScript API, allowing developers to easily write one set of code to target nearly every phone or tablet on the market today and publish to their app stores.

Learn more

First released 2009
Latest stable version Apache Cordova 11
Open-source Yes
Used by Microsoft, Firefox, Adobe

Interesting facts

Among the framework’s former contributors are Blackberry, Google and Mozilla, while the list of active contributors includes Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Adobe. PhoneGap was created by Nitobi in 2009 to provide a simpler way of building cross-platform mobile applications. In 2011, Adobe bought Nitobi and the PhoneGap framework was then donated to the Apache Foundation. The project was eventually named Cordova which is actually the street address of the Nitobi offices. Now, since there's both Apache Cordova and Adobe PhoneGap, it's quite easy to become confused between the names.

Source: Lynda.com

Development by Synergize.digital

Sign up for updates
straight to your inbox