Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHAT IS PHONEGAP?
Q: HOW MUCH DOES PHONEGAP COST?
A: PhoneGap is an open source implementation of open standards and is FREE. That means developers and companies can use PhoneGap for mobile applications that are free, commercial, open source, or any combination of these.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHONEGAP AND CORDOVA?
A: In October 2011, PhoneGap was donated to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under the name Apache Cordova. Through the ASF, future PhoneGap development will ensure open stewardship of the project. It will remain free and open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0. PhoneGap is an open source distribution of Cordova. Think about Cordova’s relationship to PhoneGap like WebKit’s relationship to Safari or Chrome.
For more details, read the blog post PhoneGap, Cordova, and what’s in a name?
Q: WHAT PHONEGAP APPS ARE ALREADY IN APP STORES?
A: There are thousands of apps already in app stores and directories. We list some of them here.
Q: WHAT IS PHONEGAP BUILD, AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM PHONEGAP FRAMEWORK?
Q: WHERE CAN I ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PHONEGAP?
Q: HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE CODE BACK TO THE MAIN PHONEGAP REPO?
A: If you’d like to contribute to PhoneGap, and we hope you will, please go to cordova.io
Q: CAN YOU USE PHP/ASP/JSF/JAVA/.NET WITH PHONEGAP?