Some believe that PhoneGap is not as good as the native counterparts, but the convenience offered by PhoneGap is welcomed by most. Developers find that PhoneGap's benefits outweigh any detractors. Apps are developed once but can be used multiple times, which generates a reusable UI & design. Code is also reusable, and the speed of rollout increases since efforts are not duplicated.
PhoneGap Build is also part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a subscription-based service giving users access to a collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and Cloud services.
PhoneGap was rechristened Apache Cordova when it was donated to the Apache Software Foundation to remain free and open source with the Apache License. All in all, PhoneGap is an open source distribution of Cordova, creating confusion as both the names are generally used interchangeably.