Choosing a right framework when developing a mobile application is really the first important step. Luckily, there are number of powerful and feature rich options are available. You can easily choose from these available options as per your requirement because some of these especially UI frameworks covers entirely UI component and some provide light app framework functionality. Some provides more comprehensive set of behaviours covering widgets and application framework concerns. So right choice is totally depend on your project needs.
Here in this article, we’ll going discuss some of these to help you to choose best suitable cross-platform mobile framework for your next project.
jQuery Mobile is really the most widely used mobile framework. It’s a cross-platform light application framework, covering navigation and transitions between views smartly. It’s fully designed to work within a responsive web design context to target a wide range of devices. jQuery Mobile has wide browser support and theme roller to customize theme quickly. It has a long list of built-in widgets such as Toolbar, Navbar, Tabs, Panel, Popup, Listview, Collapsible, Collapsible set, Table Reflow, Table Column Toggle, Filterable and many more that surely speed-up development. jQuery Mobile has useful documentaion and demos which are very helpful for developer to add smart features in short time.
Sencha is a well known high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework. It supports MVC and has probably best documentation among frameworks. The updated Sencha Touch fully support Apache Cordova. Sencha Touch makes use of HTML5 and CSS3 to create web-based UIs for mobile apps that aim to rival native UI performance. It also has 50 built-in components such as Carousel, Slider, DataView, List, DatePicker and more.
Here I’ve covered 8 best mobile frameworks that would help you to create innovative, useful and entertaining mobile apps. I hope mobile developers will find this list handy and useful according to their needs. If you know any other mobile frameworks which you think should be list here, do let us know by commenting in comment section, we would love to hear your feedback. Enjoy!