Kathie,      Sep 4 2020 4:48PM

7 Benefits Of Developing A Mobile App On PhoneGap

PhoneGap uses standard based web technologies that help connecting web applications and mobile devices. It is a technology that has been widely adopted for developing cross-platform mobile apps.
This open-source framework that is used to build mobile applications has been developed by Nitobi Software which was acquired by Adobe. The platform allows developers to build applications using HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

PhoneGap was initially named as Apache Cordova introduced by Nitobi. Nitobi was then was acquired by Adobe and renamed Apache Cordova as PhoneGap.


1.     Developing Apps is easier
One of the most noted advantages of a PhoneGap platform is the cross-platform framework. This benefit lets the developer create an app for one platform and then deploy it to various other platforms with the utmost ease. This entire process is not time-consuming and lets the developer complete more work in a lesser period.

2.     Maintaining Uniformity
If you run a business venture, I am sure that you would be struggling to maintain a uniform presence across all platforms. An app that is designed exclusively for iOS will look different on Android and an app designed for Android looks different on Windows or Blackberry. But, this won’t seem like a problem for apps that are designed using the PhoneGap platform. Apps that are built on the PhoneGap platform look the same in all platforms.

3.     Simultaneous build for both iOS and Android reduces Development time
PhoneGap provides a simultaneous build for both iOS and Android apps. This functionality reduces the time taken for development. Being a cross-platform framework, the entire process of development can be completed within a limited period.

4.     Apps developed on PhoneGap has the functionalities of a Native  App
The apps built on PhoneGap are capable of using features like geolocation, accelerometer, camera etc. This framework can provide excellent hardware capabilities and User Experience as well.

5.     Open Source Platform
PhoneGap is an open-source platform that is cost-effective and flexible for developers. There is a community of developers who will guide the learners through the entire process as well.

6.     Backed by reliable and powerful sources
PhoneGap is a framework that is powered by Adobe. The framework is backed by sources that make the entire framework reliable. The platform proposes certain tools and other features that are considered useful for the developers in the long run.

7.     Plugins that work easily
The PhoneGap platform is compatible with Cordova and PhoneGap plugins. This helps the developers’ extend native functionalities by developing apps on PhoneGap.

A PhoneGap is a platform that helps web developers create code using their already acquired aptitudes. It offers a Web View that has extensive capabilities and numerous applications.  

  • The first smartphone was released in 1992 - by IBM - Simon Personal Communicator ( the apps were called features)
  • Apple released the first iPhone in 2007
  • The first Android phone was released in 2008