There is a lot of confusion about what Apache Cordova is, and whether it is a replacement to PhoneGap or a mere name change. In this article, I will break it down for you and we shall explore what the consequences of this move to the app development community might be.
So what is all the hoopla about? Everything seems to be the same right? Well, the change is a more long term one. The Apache Software Foundation supports the technology of tomorrow. By taking PhoneGap under its wing, it has widely broadened the PhoneGap community and will increase the lifetime of this technology, proving the technology for cross platform app development, is here to stay. Also, probably somewhere down the line, Apache Cordova will allow the use of additional tools with their Adobe services.
It is no surprise that Apache Cordova is widely popular for app development considering the advantages of being able to build an app on multiple platforms. It is even accepted by the Apple’s App Store for developing iPhone apps, and it does not violate the ‘Terms and Conditions of the App Store. Apache Cordova seems to have evolved into the perfect tool for app development.