This chapter is your introduction to the Apache Cordova framework. I’ll cover what it is, how developers use it to develop mobile applications, how it differs from Adobe PhoneGap, why it was created, how it’s changed over time, where it’s going and more. You could skip this chapter if you wanted and dig into the more technical (and fun) stuff in the chapters that follow, but it’s important to understand the heart of what you’re working with before getting to all of the details.

As I read through many support forum posts, it’s clear from many of them that the developers just getting started with Apache Cordova don’t really ‘get’ what they’re working with. This chapter should answer many of the initial what, how and why questions you have related to Apache Cordova and Adobe PhoneGap.

This is an introductory chapter; if you're already familiar with Cordova and/or PhoneGap, then you may not t find much interesting stuff in here, but who knows, right?