Cordova/PhoneGap: Gateway to Native Android Development
By Geertjan-Oracle on Nov 30, 2013
Once NetBeans IDE has created a Cordova app for you (as I explain how to do here), switch to the Files window, and you'll see this:
Notice the yellow Android icon above, which is there because I installed the NetBeans Android plugin.
That icon indicates that NetBeans IDE understands that the related folder is somehow special. When you right-click it... you have a native Android application, which you can then develop further as a native Android application:
Nice how Cordova/PhoneGap can form the basis for a native Android application, which can be developed further as a (more or less, i.e., there's still HTML and JS in there, of course) native Android application.