The command line interface of Cordova is used to create, build, deploy and manage applications based on Cordova. From creating the project to building the executable file, we will use the command line interface in this tutorial.
It is a Software Development Kit(SDK) which includes all the necessary libraries required to build an Android App. So if we wish to develop Android Apps, we need this.
It is a Java Development Kit (JDK) which is used to develop Java Applications. Again very important.
Benefits of Apache Cordova Cross Platform
Helps Developers to Make Mobile Apps More Powerful: Apache Cordova helps developers developing an application by using the properties of the native resources of a device. Then the application can access powerful native features like a phone’s camera, accelerometer, compass, messages, contacts, geolocation, network, notifications (alert, sound, vibration) and media storage. Apache Cordova can make a business owner’s life easier without compromising user experience.
Cost Effective Development: Apache Cordova is a cost-effective technology to build a mobile app in that it leverages high quality and multiple sets of features as well as providing the tools required to reduce development time. Once a developer builds the Apache Cordova application, then it can deploy it everywhere and submit it to all of the platforms. So, you can save a lot of development money, efforts and time by not building the native apps using different programming language for each platform.
Apache Cordova Plugins: Apache Cordova plugins are an extensive feature. It supports a model of plug-in architecture that allows the developers to extend more functionalities of an application. Its extensive architecture helps you to utilize native features, the full potential of the phone device and it provides the feature to access the cloud service. This is so, that you can push the technology notifications with enhancements, tutorials, and examples.
The obvious benefits of Apache Cordova applications are that it uses less and more simple code, which iterate faster. It is profitable for all the business owners because less effort is required to develop an application to work across all mobile platforms. Phone Gap is the most popular technology to develop a code extensive mobile application with tremendous features and great framework.