FEBRUARY 17, 2016

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5 Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks You Should Consider

Written by: Michael Mira

hybrid mobile app frameworks

In a previous article, I suggested using HTML5 frameworks for mobile application development. HTML5 has a lot of benefits, such as being less costly and complex than developing native apps. So it’s a great option for those who are not too familiar with coding, or for organizations that want a simple mobile app that is lightweight.

One advantage of Hybrid HTML5 mobile app frameworks is that it can develop across multiple platforms while maintaining the look and feel of native apps. This will help you streamline your projects. Simply create your mobile app once and employ it on different platforms with ease.

To help you choose the right mobile app framework, we handpicked the best ones right now on the market. Hybrid HTML5 mobile apps are increasingly becoming popular alternatives to native apps, so expect to see more frameworks popping up in the future.

1.Ionic

Ionic is arguably the leading cross-platform framework available today. One of the awesome things about Ionic is that it is modeled on popular native mobile development SDKs. So if you’ve developed Android and iOS apps before, then using Ionic will be a smooth transition.

2.Mobile Angular UI

With Mobile Angular UI, you can easily build HTML5 mobile applications using Bootstrap and Angular JS. However, unlike Bootstrap 3, it provides switches, overlays, sidebars, scrollable areas, and other features you can easily customize.

3.Kendo UI

Kendo is looking to challenge Ionic and Mobile Angular UI’s supremacy, and they’re doing that by providing a fast and lightweight framework. They get their name from the Japanese art of sword fighting, so the name definitely fits well with their framework’s abilities. Kendo boasts more than 70 jQuery-based UI widgets and integrates well with Bootstrap and Angular JS.

4.Intel XDK

Intel has always been a major and integral part of the tech industry, and they are now offering a framework for HTML5 application development. What’s great about XDK is that it’s easy to use and has a streamlined production flow, from design to launching your product in app stores.

5.Sencha Touch

Ionic may be winning in terms of popularity among developers, but Sencha Touch makes a good case as to why it should be king. This cross-platform framework uses HTML5 and JavaScript to create universal mobile apps. In fact, you won’t be able to tell the difference between your HTML5 and native apps. It uses hardware acceleration techniques to enhance the performance of your UI components. This is definitely a framework worth checking out.

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