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Is the Phone Gap closed in 2020?

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Following Adobe announcing the end of development for PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build, Maximiliano Firtman looks at what PhoneGap provided, and what it really means for current needs.

I think Adobe's statement is not entirely true; we are not 100% ready to remove app containers for all the web apps. We are closer today than 12 years ago, for sure. We are closer than 2 years ago. But Apache Cordova will still be there as well as Capacitor if your web app can't use just the PWA technologies.

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    Update for Customers Using PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build

    Since [PhoneGap]’s beginning in 2008, the market has evolved and Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) now bring the power of native apps to web applications. PWAs are increasingly bridging the gap between web and native mobile apps through capabilities such as offline support, push notifications, home-screen icons and full-screen view control without the need for containers.