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Adobe PhoneGap is a mobile application development framework originally created by Nitobi Software, which was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2011. The open source version is known as Apache Cordova.

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PhoneGap was first developed at an iPhoneDevCamp event in San Francisco and went on to win the People's Choice Award at O'Reilly Media's 2009 Web 2.0 Conference,[1][2] Apple approved the framework for iOS development, even with the change to clause 3.3.1 of the Apple iPhone SDK developer license agreement 4.0 in 2010.[3] The PhoneGap framework is used by several mobile application platforms such as Monaca,[4] appMobi,[5] Convertigo,[6][7] ViziApps,[8] and Worklight as the backbone of their mobile client development engines.[9][10]

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Adobe officially announced the acquisition of developer Nitobi Software on October 3, 2011,[11] which was completed by October 25.[12] Adobe and Nitobi then donated the PhoneGap codebase to the Apache Software Foundation to incubate an open source project called Apache Callback.[13] Because "Callback" was perceived as too generic,[14] the project was renamed to Apache Cordova after Cordova Street, the location of Nitobi's office in Vancouver.[13][15] Adobe immediately integrated PhoneGap support into Dreamweaver CS5.5 and began commercializing its own version of the tools as Adobe PhoneGap and Adobe PhoneGap Build on October 25, 2011.[12]

Early versions of PhoneGap required an Apple Macintosh computer to create iOS apps and a Windows computer to create Windows Mobile apps. After September 2012, Adobe's PhoneGap Build service allows programmers to upload CSS, HTML, and JavaScript source code to a "cloud compiler" that generates apps for every supported platform.[16]

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  1. Darryl K. Taft (2009-03-13). PhoneGap Simplifies iPhone, Android, BlackBerry Development. Eweek.com. Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  2. Davis, Lidija (2009-04-02). PhoneGap: People's Choice Winner at Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad. Readwriteweb.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  3. PhoneGap and the Apple developer license agreement. « PhoneGap. Phonegap.com (2010-04-14). Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  4. Develop Awesome PhoneGap Apps with Awesome Tools. monaco.mobi. Retrieved on 2014-06-10.
  5. Create Mobile and Web Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript |. appMobi.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  6. Open Source Mobile Enablement and Enterprise Mashups. Convertigo. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  7. Convertigo Mobilizer Uses PhoneGap Build APIs « PhoneGap. Phonegap.com (2011-07-07). Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  8. Create Mobile and Web Apps with HTML5 and JavaScript. ViziApps.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  9. Mobile Application Platform and Tools. Worklight (2012-01-16). Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  10. How PhoneGap plays an important part in our Enterprise offering PhoneGap. Phonegap.com (2011-06-27). Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  11. Adobe buys PhoneGap, TypeKit for better Web tools by Stephen Shankland, CNET News. 2011-10-03. Accessed 2012-04-07.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Adobe + Nitobi: What Happens Next by Kenneth Berger, Adobe Conversations. 2011-10-26.
  13. 13.0 13.1 PhoneGap, Cordova, and what’s in a name? by PhoneGap Team, PhoneGap Blog, Medium. 2012-03-18. Accessed 2019-11-10.
  14. finding a new name that isn't PhoneGap - Brian LeRoux - org.apache.incubator.callback-dev. MarkMail (2011-10-28). Retrieved on 2012-04-07.
  15. Nitobi in Vancouver, BC.
  16. Klint Finley. "Adobe Launches Hosted PhoneGap Build Service For Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps". 2012.

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