Apache Cordova is a popular mobile application development framework originally created by Nitobi. Adobe Systemspurchased Nitobi in 2011, rebranded it as PhoneGap, and later released an open source version of the software called Apache Cordova development.
The resulting applications are hybrid, meaning that they are neither truly native mobile application (because all layout rendering is done via Web views instead of the platform’s native UI framework) nor purely Web-based (because they are not just Web apps, but are packaged as apps for distribution and have access to native device APIs).
It can save a lot of time and money for building prototypes or MVP’s. This solution can also make a lot of sense if your business is on a tight budget and the functionality requirements are not extremely advanced.