I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?”. There is no way to create a definitive list of everyone who uses it, but the general answer is “more people than you think”. Here are a few organizations that you might recognize who are using either PhoneGap or Apache Cordova in their cross-platform mobile solutions and/or tools. (PhoneGap is a distribution of Apache Cordova)
Microsoft is involved with core Apache Cordova development (specifically for the Windows Phone platform). Not only are staff from Microsoft committers for the core Apache Cordova project, Microsoft has also used PhoneGap on public mobile applications that target multiple platforms. This includes the XBox-Live integrated gaming application Halo Waypoint, for both iOS and Android. Check out Halo Waypoint in the video below, it looks awesome:
I think most people already know how deeply involved Adobe is with PhoneGap, but I’ll try to recap quickly… In late 2011, Adobe acquired Nitobi, the creators of PhoneGap, and contributed PhoneGap to the Apache Software Foundation as the Apache Cordova project. Adobe has resources dedicated to furthering PhoneGap and is dedicated to the success of the platform. Not only are we helping develop and mature PhoneGap/Apache Cordova, we also build some of our own applications with it. (Maybe I’ll be able to talk about those some day.)
Logitech used PhoneGap to develop the Logitech Squeezebox Controller application, which uses your home wifi connection to control a Squeezebox Internet radio device from your smart phone. You can read more about this application on the PhoneGap application showcase, or download it now for iOS or Android.
Still not sure if anyone uses PhoneGap? What about these, among many others?