- Platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry
- Device API access: Limited. HTML5 geolocation, camera, and local database access, plus device API access (such as camera and geolocation) in the PhoneGap Developer App. Does have Web Standard support.
- Free or paid: Open source. Has a free plan or a paid plan that offers increased data and plugin access.
- User Interface: Web UI, and more general—not a native look and feel. Native features can be added, but you’ll need to have resources and knowledge of Java/Swift.
- Augmented reality: Wikitude’s augmented reality Cordova plugin allows developers to build apps that can detect images or locations and project 2D images or 3D models.
- PhoneGap Enterprise: Enterprise-level platform for building more robust apps, with integrated marketing support.
- Companies using PhoneGap: Sony, Mozilla, Intel, IBM, SworkIt, TripCase, and Untappd.
More to consider about PhoneGap:
The PhoneGap Developer app. This is a paired desktop and mobile app setup that allows developers to work locally on apps with built-in access to device APIs. PhoneGap Desktop 4.0 supports PhoneGap template and lets you build apps with features like push notifications without requiring the command line.
Extend your app with templates and third-party tools. HTML5 templates for PhoneGap provide you with shells for your UI, with features like buttons, menus, transitions, text boxes, and more. In addition, tools from providers like Paypal, Amazon and Magento give you access to things like payment, drag-and-drop design, authentication, and theme builders.
Support for Creative SDK plugins. This allows developers to add native components to apps without having to write a line of Objective-C, Java, or any other native code.