Jolt Awards: Mobile Development Tools, March 04, 2014 The best tools for the nuts-and-bolts of building mobile apps.
Jolt Productivity Award: PhoneGap
One of the most painful parts of creating native apps for different platforms is the need to execute multiple (and different) build processes that require you to maintain diverse native SDKs. The PhoneGap Build service removes this headache by offering a cloud-based build service, which increases productivity when you need to deliver updates to multiple platforms. If you prefer, of course, you can also install each necessary SDK and development environment to perform the conversion on your local machines.
Adobe PhoneGap was one of the first products to make it possible for Web developers to create complex native apps for multiple platforms without needing to learn the specific details of each SDK. This framework still provides everything a Web developer requires to increase productivity in the very complex mobile world.