Apache Cordova graduated in October 2012 as a top level project within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Through the ASF, future Cordova development will ensure open stewardship of the project. It will always remain free and open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Visit cordova.apache.org for more information.
Use Apache Cordova if you are:
a mobile developer and want to extend an application across more than one platform, without having to re-implement it with each platform's language and tool set.
a web developer and want to deploy a web app that's packaged for distribution in various app store portals.
a mobile developer interested in mixing native application components with a WebView (special browser window) that can access device-level APIs, or if you want to develop a plugin interface between native and WebView components.