PhoneGap is a framework for creating hybrid applications for mobile devices. PhoneGap was originally produced by the company Nitobi, which was bought in 2011 by Adobe Systems.
PhoneGap is built on Apache Cordova on which Adobe / Nitobi of the Apache Software Foundation donated. Apache Cordova was also originally PhoneGap, but had to be renamed for legal reasons, as for Apache Projects of trademark issues, not already assigned names may be used. It was initially called Apache Callback and later renamed to Apache Cordova. At Adobe Systems, it also appears as Adobe PhoneGap and Adobe PhoneGap Build.
PhoneGap has been used for the creation of many mobile applications on the PhoneGap site are 1,890 displaced in the various online stores listed. Apple Inc. has confirmed that the framework is also compatible with the 4.0 Developer License Agreement.
PhoneGap is used by several mobile application platforms such as ViziApps, Work Light, Convertigo and appMobi.
Was first introduced and developed during a PhoneGap iPhoneDevCamp event in San Francisco. In the O'Reilly Media Web 2.0 conference in 2009 won PhoneGap the People's Choice Award.
On 4 October 2011 Adobe officially announced the acquisition of Nitobi Software, which was originally behind the PhoneGap development company. It coincides with PhoneGap Foundation was donated to the Apache Software.
Through the use of web-based technologies PhoneGap applications are slower than native applications with similar functionality under certain circumstances. Adobe Systems has warned that with PhoneGap developed applications may not be accepted by Apple, due to their low speed or because they do not feel "native enough ".
Extensions of PhoneGap for other operating systems and versions are planned or offered by other manufacturers. Is supported, among others, Nokia Symbian OS, Bada.
The following table shows supported which are typical of mobile devices for each operating system capabilities of PhoneGap: