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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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How Cordova Works

Cordova is an application container that runs natively on supported mobile devices. The container wraps a web application that you write using standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Figure 25.1 provides an overview of how Cordova works.

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FIGURE 25.1 Cordova is a native application container for a web application. It provides access to the native device capabilities through plug-ins.

The Cordova application container wraps a web view that takes up the entire screen of the application. This web view uses the native operating system’s web view container (UIWebVew in iOS, android.webkit.WebView in Android, and WebView in Windows and ...

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