The answer is a solid “No”. Since the recent update of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, developers have comprehensive tooling to support Apache Cordova.
What’s Apache Cordova?
Introducing Multi-Device Hybrid App Tooling for Visual Studio
Before Visual Studio’s support for Cordova projects, developers had to use all kinds of crazy tools cobbled together in a delicate dance. With Multi-Device Hybrid App Tooling for Visual Studio, consumer and enterprise developers accustom to the power and love of Visual Studio, keep the IDE benefits that make them productive, and release cross-platform apps to whatever mobile store they choose. They really do.
Who’s the target?
The reality, almost every app is a candidate for Cordova. If you think about apps that have a branded, identical, cross-platform look-and-feel, those are a great candidate. If you think about apps that today are simply mobile web sites, those are great candidates. if you think about version 1 apps that are just dabbling in the mobile space, those are great candidates. And if you think about internal apps that an enterprise needs to extend to more devices, those are great candidates. But, those are the only good candidates. They are, certainly, the sweet spot for Apache Cordova solutions.
You might wonder where to get this tooling. You get it here.
Best of luck!