SamRock any video tutorials on exporting with xdk. My only feeling is that xdk is slower. Even the newer version seems slower,
You should checkout my Isometric (2.5D) game,(link in signature). Its very fast paced and runs smoothly on most phones.
I dont have any videos for that
But I believe there are many articles here explaining How its done. On an high level, you export to Cordova->Open XDK->New Project->Import HTML5->Select your exported path.
Most plugins (admob, IAP) will be automatically added by XDK.
Then in Project setting you define, the APK properties like version number, App name, description etc.
After all this, directly goto Build and create your APK