Top 7 Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks for 2016
Written by Mozrif
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— Mahatma Gandhi
Mobile app Development frameworks are readily available and make it easier than ever to build the app of your dreams. These days, you can get started on developing mobile apps with the knowledge of CSS, HTML and Java Script.
While there are many experienced developers creating great apps, using these frameworks there is no need to have prior native development knowledge.
Nowadays, hybrid mobile apps are in huge demand across a variety of mobile development platforms. Why? The reason is simple; They work well for all mobile platforms and provide excellent cross-platform capabilities.
You can write the hybrid app once and run it on every platform without putting in any extra cost and time. You can also design the app as a web app. Developing an application for specific mobile OS can be costly but hybrid app development is dirt cheap and practical.
While it’s true that there are many hybrid app development frameworks available to help you create the next great mobile app, in this article we will focus our attention on what we consider to be the top 7.
Top 7 Hybrid App Development Frameworks for 2016:
- IONIC: – I will say ionic is a leader in the hybrid app development space. It’s an open source framework has a library of HTML, CSS and JS components. It is built with Sass and AngularJS. Ionic is one of the most promising HTML5 mobile application Frameworks. It also worth noting that it uses the JS MVVM Framework.
- Mobile Angular UI: Mobile Angular UI use bootstrap3 and AngularJS to build interactive mobile apps. It is an HTML 5 Framework. with tremendous capability and provides you with switches, overlays, scrollable areas, as well as top and bottom navbar components. It is very easy to learn and work. It’s available as open source and free to use. You can download the source code from github.
- Intel XDK: Leave it to Intel to apply its resources to make life a bit easier for app developers. This cross platform application tool, designed and developed by Intel Inc., is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It provide a huge collection of templates and supports a number of UI frameworks such as bootstrap, jQuery Mobile, Twitter and Topcoat. With Intel XDK, you can develop apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
- Appcelerator Titanium: This is an open source mobile application framework with a passionate following. It provides an environment that creates native apps for different platforms and also provides an all round solution to create hybrid mobile apps. This framework has hundreds of modules for extended capabilities and is one you definitely need to check out.
- Sencha Touch: This is an open source html5 mobile app framework for creating mobile apps for several platforms including Android, Blackberry and iOS. It is basically used for building cross platform end to end mobile web apps with HTML5 and JS. We call it the Big Boss of mobile application development platforms in the commercial space.
- Kendo UI: Kendo UI is another HTML5 framework for building any kind of hybrid app and web apps. If you know jQuery than you can easily learn Kendo UI as it relies on jQuery. It provide a theme builder as well as custom themes which is one of the biggest advantage of Kendo UI Framework.
These seven hybrid development frameworks should cover you for just about any development project you may be planning.
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About the author:
Mozrif is an analytical and versatile digital marketing evangelist, consultant, content writer at WeDigTech – Mobile App Development Company. Focused on helping businesses — from domestic to MNCs.
This article was published by TheiPhoneAppReview.com