Mobile applications are all the rage, given the proliferation of handheld devices in the market today. Understanding which platform options that are out there and which one to choose is a significant decision to make that will affect the outcome of how you deliver your app to the masses. One such platform option is Cordova for hybrid native and HTML5 applications. On this episode, Paul gives you an idea of what Cordova is all about and introduces you to the sophisticated, yet easy-to-use Cordova tooling in Visual Studio, the HTML5 tooling built into the IDE. He then shows you how you can take advantage of Visual Studio to build the best Cordova-based mobile application you can.