This is probably known to many but I was looking into this for fellow co-workers and I figured I would blog it so I don't forget it in the future. PhoneGap is great at making an HTML page into an mobile application. The thing with HTML is, it's static. You can't do direct database calls on load. Here is a quick solution I have found that seems to work. If other's have found a better solution, please post it.
<meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no, width=device-width" />
var content = $("#content");
This is a test
So really all I am doing is making a call to a cfc on load that returns some content and then adds that content to a div. Pretty simple.