|Latest stable version||Apache Cordova 7|
|Used by||Microsoft, Firefox, Adobe|
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.