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What is PhoneGap?

PhoneGap is a web platform that exposes native mobile device apis and data to JavaScript. PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova. PhoneGap allows you to use standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for cross-platform development, avoiding each mobile platforms' native development language. Applications execute within wrappers targeted to each platform, and rely on standards-compliant API bindings to access each device's sensors, data, and network status.
PhoneGap is a tool in the Cross-Platform Mobile Development category of a tech stack.
PhoneGap is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 935 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PhoneGap's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PhoneGap?

Companies
118 companies reportedly use PhoneGap in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Typeform, and Angry Ventures.

Developers
439 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PhoneGap.

PhoneGap Integrations

TestFairy, Backand, LokiJS, Localazy, and Helpshift are some of the popular tools that integrate with PhoneGap. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with PhoneGap.
Pros of PhoneGap
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Javascript
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Backed by Adobe
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Free
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Easy and developer friendly
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Support more platforms
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It's javascript, html, and css
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Common code base across all mobile platform
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Not bound to specific framework
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Powerful Framework
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Runs on mobile browser
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Similar UI across all platform
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Free easy fast and not buggy in my experience

PhoneGap's Features

  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows8

PhoneGap Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PhoneGap?
Ionic
Free and open source, Ionic offers a library of mobile and desktop-optimized HTML, CSS and JS components for building highly interactive apps. Use with Angular, React, Vue, or plain JavaScript.
Xamarin
Xamarin’s Mono-based products enable .NET developers to use their existing code, libraries and tools (including Visual Studio*), as well as skills in .NET and the C# programming language, to create mobile applications for the industry’s most widely-used mobile devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apache Cordova
Apache Cordova is a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
PWA
Building a high-quality Progressive Web App has incredible benefits, making it easy to delight your users, grow engagement and increase conversions.It is intended to work on any platform that uses a standards-compliant browser.
Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch 2, a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework, is the cornerstone of the Sencha HTML5 platform. Built for enabling world-class user experiences, Sencha Touch 2 is the only framework that enables developers to build fast and impressive apps that work on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, and more.
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PhoneGap's Followers
648 developers follow PhoneGap to keep up with related blogs and decisions.