When using the Cordova APIs, an app can be built without any native code (Java, Objective-C, etc) from the app developer. Instead, web technologies are used, and they are hosted in the app itself locally (generally not on a remote http server).
Apps using Cordova are still packaged as apps using the platform SDKs, and can be made available for installation from each device's app store.
Apache Cordova graduated in October 2012 as a top level project within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Through the ASF, future Cordova development will ensure open stewardship of the project. It will always remain free and open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
Some additional information may be found on our Apache project page.
Apple has recently announced that new and updated apps submitted to the Apple App Store must include 64-bit support for them to be approved. This change will be implemented by the Apple App Store starting February 1, 2015.
This means that starting at that time, Cordova-based apps should be built using a version of Cordova that has 64-bit iOS support.
The first version of Cordova to include 64-bit for iOS is 3.4.1. Therefore, to meet these requirements of the Apple App Store, you should be using at least version 3.4.1 of Cordova before this February deadline.
While developing mobile apps with Cordova, performance is a common concern many developers have. Though recent WebView improvements have made smooth experiences easy to achieve, it is always important to watch out for code in our apps that may make the app janky.
The latest versions of Android and iOS WebViews can connect to and leverage developer tools in browsers for profiling rendering performance of apps. Developer tools provide insights into details like frames rates, repaints, layouts, etc.
New versions of cordova tools are now live!
To update your tools:
If you have
npm install -g cordova
If you have
npm install -g plugman
Contributors are welcome! And we need your contributions to keep the project moving forward. You can report bugs, improve the documentation, or contribute code.
To share your contributions with the community, you can send a pull request on GitHub to the Apache git mirrors. You can also advocate for your changes directly on our developer mailing list.
In order for your changes to be accepted, you need to sign and submit an Apache ICLA (Individual Contributor License Agreement). Then your name will appear on the list of CLAs signed by non-committers or Cordova committers.
And don't forget to test and document your code.
Each component of Apache Cordova is in a separate git repository:
Dev mailing list is a place for discussion about developing Apache Cordova.
If you are a Cordova user looking for help, use the cordova tag on Stack Overflow.
Commits mailing list tracks commit logs for Apache Cordova repos.
Issues mailing list tracks comments and updates to Jira items regarding Apache Cordova.
It is recommended that the cordova CLI be installed from npm rather than downloading this .zip version. For more information on installing the npm version see the Command-Line Interface section of the documentation.
You can find our release zips with corresponding OpenPGPkeys, MD5 and SHA files on the Apache Cordova dist page.
Our artwork is also available.
Older versions can be downloaded from the archive.