The Adobe PhoneGap has recently announced that they will sunset their tools and services (PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build) on October 1, 2020. PhoneGap will not be actively maintained but will remain free and open sourced whereas the PhoneGap Build service will no longer be available.
Adobe donated the PhoneGap codebase to the Apache Software Foundation for incubation in late 2011. The project was originally named Apache Callback and later renamed to Apache Cordova.
Since the donation of Cordova from Adobe to Apache, the OSS community has formed with lots of participation and contribution from great individuals and companies. The Apache Cordova project has become the de facto standard for HTML5 hybrid application development and plays an important role to bridge between web development and native APIs for major platforms such as iOS and Android.
Monaca is a development environment for smartphone and tablet applications provided by Asial Corporation. Monaca makes HTML5 hybrid mobile app development with PhoneGap/Cordova simple and easy. Monaca is the most open hybrid app development platform available and ready to be immediately plugged into your existing workflow and development environment.
To all PhoneGap users, you can continue to develop your application with the technology you love. In response to the end service of PhoneGap Build, we have compiled a step-by-step migration guideline to ensure a smooth transition from PhoneGap to Monaca. We will be providing a free 2-month coupon code THANKPHONEGAP for new users, to help you get started.