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Cordova 2.9, WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 Deprecations

On October 15th, 2014 we will be removing support for WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 platforms, as well as for all Cordova versions below 3.0.

As mentioned in this blog post from February 2014, we will be deprecating WebOS, Symbian, Blackberry and Winphone 7. Cordova has stopped active development on these platforms and we feel continuing support for these platforms on PhoneGap Build means less resources to focus on adding new platforms or improving our service. While Blackberry 10 is still being supported in Cordova we feel it’s lack of market share and community support don’t warrant it being supported on PhoneGap Build. It may be added in the future, but currently we have no plans to do so. If you still require these platforms you can download the older Cordova frameworks and build locally.

Cordova 3.x was released in July 2013 and since then we have been recommending users migrate their apps to the new versions. Cordova 3.x has significant improvements over Cordova 2.x including support for newer devices, security updates and an easier upgrade path as bugfixes and improvements are added to Cordova. Although it might be an inconvenience for user’s with legacy applications, the upgrade path for these apps on PhoneGap Build is easy as no native code or project upgrades need to be applied. Upgrading will mean tracking down api usage and finding which core plugins implement the function calls. The list and full documentaion of the core plugins is here.