In addition to supporting iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, Apache Cordova also supports several operating systems. It currently supports Apple iOS, Google Android, LG webOS, Microsoft Windows Phone (7 and 8), and Nokia Symbian OS. Developers also can use Cordova to build applications for Tizen SDK 2.x, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, and Bada. To learn more, read on! Here are the main benefits of Apache Cordova.
As a developer, Apache Cordova can give you access to powerful mobile features such as camera, GPS, file system, and more. With the help of plugins, you can even add new features to your application. The framework also allows you to develop an application that looks and feels just like a native mobile app. But despite the many benefits, Cordova requires advanced skills and expertise. While it is a powerful framework, it’s slow, and it’s not suitable for developing large apps or games.
The Apache Cordova framework was first created in 2009 by Nitobi, and was later acquired by Adobe Systems. While it’s not quite as popular as PhoneGap, it has gained a huge developer community in the past thirteen years. It’s not clear whether Apache Cordova will be around for much longer. There are also alternatives to Cordova available. Flutter, for example, has been supported by Google and is now the most popular cross-platform framework.
The open source version of PhoneGap has been called Apache Cordova. It was developed after Adobe Systems purchased Nitobi. Its popularity led to several frameworks and tools based on Cordova. Examples include Ionic, VoltBuilder, Onsen UI, Telerik Platform, and Visual Studio. The following sections explain some of the main features of Apache Cordova. So, which one is better? Check out these three!
Adobe recently purchased Apache Cardova and has pledged resources and support to ensure it remains an open-source framework. Using Cordova, you can create hybrid mobile apps that combine native and web-based features, as well as test them with native devices. You’ll also learn how to use the PhoneGap Build service, submit your app to app stores, and more. The author of this book is Raymond Camden, an IBM developer advocate.