The Best Frameworks for Building Mobile Apps
Using HTML 5 mobile UI allows developers to build responsive web apps that fit on any size screen. The best feature, you write the hybrid mobile app once and then run it on any platform.
Here is a list of the best frameworks to date:
Ionic has become a leader in hybrid mobile apps development. The Ionic team continues to adapt the latest technology in order to update the framework. It”s a free, open source and gaining enormous popularity. You can find tons of development resources from their community to get up and running in no time.
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Ionic has recently added Angular framework, giving the framework incredible power. Ionic uses Cordova so you can go native for iOS, Windows phones, Android and many others.
New to the technology world, Onsen UI is an open source and available under an Apache license. Onsen UI uses Angular directives and Topcoat framework for most of its UI components.
Intel XDK is different from the others, with a large selection of tools for development, testing, emulation, debugging and publishing cross-platform HTM5 hybrid apps. Intel XDK also comes with ready to use templates with “app framework”.
It is available as an open source as well as commercial licensing. Unfortunately, as an open source, you are limited in features and will not get dedicated technical support.
JQuery mobile allows developers to create web and mobile apps that run smoothly. It offers a unique user experience across mobiles, tablets and desktops. It does not focus on a native look for individual platforms like iOS and Android.
Mobile Angular UI
Fans of Bootstrap and Angular, will like this, you”ll get the best of both worlds to build HTML5 mobile applications. Angular UI is more of an extension to Bootstrap 3 but without the dependencies of Bootstrap JS or jQuery. It uses Fastclick.JS and Overthrow.JS for a very smooth mobile experience. It offers directives for scrollable areas, sidebars and stabilizes navigational bars.
Monaca is a commercial mobile app development platform with an enormous list of products for managing end to end app development. Monaca has a cloud-based IDE for creating hybrid mobile apps. It will let you assemble and publish to multiple platforms using Cordova.
Article is written my outsourcing mobile app development company Binariks.com located in Ukraine and in the USA.