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.
Next, clone the git repository for the project you are wishing to contribute to (see below). We recommend employing a certain type of git workflow, please see our wiki article for more information.
To share your changes 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 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.
Some additional information may be found on our Apache project page.
For detailed instruction on how to contribute for a specific platform / topic, choose a repository from below and review the README:
Dev mailing list is a place for discussion about developing Apache Cordova.
If you are a Cordova user looking for help, use the PhoneGap forum.
Commits mailing list tracks commit logs for Apache Cordova repos.
Issues mailing list tracks comments and updates to Jira items regarding Apache Cordova.
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