|Original author(s)||Joe Bowser, Michael Brooks, Rob Ellis, Dave Johnson, Anis Kadri, Brian Leroux, Jesse MacFadyen, Filip Maj, Eric Oesterle, Brock Whitten, Herman Wong, Shazron Abdullah|
|Stable release||3.2.0 / November 28, 2013|
|Operating system||iOS, Android, webOS, Symbian, BlackBerry, Ubuntu Touch, Windows Phone, Windows 8|
|Type||mobile development framework|
Apache 2.0 License
First developed at an iPhoneDevCamp event in San Francisco, PhoneGap went on to win the People's Choice Award at O'Reilly Media's 2009 Web 2.0 Conference and the framework has been used to develop many apps. Apple Inc. has confirmed that the framework has its approval, even with the new 4.0 developer license agreement changes. The PhoneGap framework is used by several mobile application platforms such as ViziApps, Worklight, Convertigo, and appMobi as the backbone of their mobile client development engine. Adobe officially announced the acquisition of Nitobi Software (the original developer) on October 4, 2011. Coincident with that, the PhoneGap code was contributed to the Apache Software Foundation to start a new project called Apache Cordova. The project original name, Apache Callback, was viewed as too generic. Then it also appears in Adobe Systems as Adobe PhoneGap and also as Adobe Phonegap Build.
Design and rationale
|This section requires expansion. (October 2011)|
However, the use of web-based technologies leads many PhoneGap applications to run slower than native applications with similar functionality. Adobe Systems warns that applications built using PhoneGap may be rejected by Apple for being too slow or not feeling "native" enough (having appearance and functionality consistent with what users have come to expect on the platform).
PhoneGap currently supports development for the operating systems Apple iOS, Google Android, LG webOS, Microsoft Windows Phone (7 and 8), Nokia Symbian OS, RIM BlackBerry, Tizen (SDK 2.x), and Ubuntu Touch. Support for recent versions, such as BlackBerry 5 and 6 and Windows Phone 7, is being implemented now. Bada (the operating system used by the Samsung Wave S8500) support is "coming soon". The table below is a list of supported features for each operating system.
|Feature||iPhone /iPhone 3G||iPhone 3GS and newer||Android 1.0 – 4.2||Windows Phone||BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook OS||4.6–4.7||5.x–6.0+||Bada||Symbian||webOS||Tizen||Ubuntu Touch|
|Notification (alert, sound, vibration)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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