So I've been doing a lot of catching up on XDK and phonegap to find out what it's all about. At present it seems to me that Intel's XDK offers the best overall package. Since you can develop, emulate, test, debug, profile and build android with crosswalk. Android, iOS and WP8 with Cordova 3.x. It all looks very easy to use and you also don't have to pay an adobe subscription. However, I've not got to the point where I have actually done a build or any performance measurements between Cordova and PhoneGap.
I want to know your opinion? Do you know anything about the performance differences between Cordova and PhoneGap? or things one offers over the other? I imagine the performance is pretty much the same and the biggest difference are the available plugins?
If Cordova is any good will you also be creating plugins for it? (Ads, IAP, etc)