The mobile app industry is huge and seeing its possibilities, developers are in full swing to widen the scope of their expertise. They are ready to play around different tools, frameworks, and languages to expand their app’s user base. The use of web technologies has brought an interesting shift with the way webmasters are coming forward to create applications while unleashing their full potential. They are moving beyond the issues which restrict their capabilities of building a robust native mobile app.
Gone are the days when developers had to be proficient in Objective C, .NET, Java to build mobile applications. Now, there are better ways to build a native (hybrid) app even if you are only familiar with HTML5. There are new players like Firefox OS, Tizen, Ubuntu Phone in the market which allow you to code native apps using HTML5.
PhoneGap is a cool technology that allow you to develop native apps, while providing you complete freedom to code using web technologies. Using a PhoneGap like product, you’ll be able to build and deploy your app on a variety of platforms.
However using only PhoneGap don’t provide you a mobile application framework which ease the app development using patterns or UI widgets. So, here is a list of some exceptionally reliable frameworks which make development fast and easy.
One of the youngest frameworks available, Ionic is a built over the top of leading AngularJS from Google and Apache Cordova. Ionic makes use of AngularJS to help you create application structure. It also lets you focus on creating user interface. The combined power of Angular.js and the uniques of Ionic together enable you develop high-end mobile applications.
If you are familiar with the ins and outs of jQuery Mobile, then using jQTouch won’t be difficult for you. It’s a smart framework which features a widget library coupled with semantic markup conversion. It also gives you an access to a wide variety of tools, including Sass or Compass to help you enhance the appearance of your app.
Junior is a front-end developing framework which lets you build cross-platform HTML5 mobile applications easily. The framework depends on external libraries such as modernizer, zepto, zepto flickable, backbone, and lodash and allows developers to create mobile apps with a native look and feel.
Jo is a framework for anyone looking to build mobile applications for Tizen and Chrome OS. It also comes with a starter, that is built over the top of CSS, making it extremely easy for any developer to start developing applications comfortably. Jo can also be used with Cordova or PhoneGap to render your app on a variety of platforms.
And that’s all! I hope you like the collection and will choose the framework that best suits your needs and development skills.
About the Author
Amanda Cline is a programmer who has helped companies gain momentum with their small and large scale projects. If you need to hire a PHP web developer then simply get in touch with Amanda via Twitter. she has also written interesting and informative articles on Custom Software Development, Web Application Development etc. She is currently working for Xicom Technologies Ltd, a leading Web Development Outsourcing Company.