PhoneGap is a free and open source framework that allows you to create mobile apps using standardized web APIs for the platforms you care about. A web technology includes HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript. Developer can able to build application using PhoneGap over different mobile platform. PhoneGap works over the entire mobile platform with just one time code development.

PhoneGap is an Open Source framework that helps build hybrid applications which work on most mobile platforms such as Android, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone among others. Framework provides a container that bridges the native APIs to the web view. As UI is rendered via web views instead of UI framework native to mobile platforms, and platform native resources are accessed from FFI (Foreign Function Interface) feature, applications developed using PhoneGap are Hybrid.

The web infrastructure provides easy tools to build your app without the need for the platform locally.

Following are the advantages of using PhoneGap:
  • Write once, run on multiple platforms
  • Extend functionality using native plugins
  • Javascript Code for all platforms
  • Access to all device capabilities
  • Support for Various API's like Accelerometere, GEO location, media, network, notification, camera etc.