We can divide the mobile application development as native, hybrid and web. Hybrid and Web developers are only familiar with HTML5, CSS and JS. After the PhoneGap/Cordova native API access web developers can able develop their own mobile applications with the support of modern HTML5 mobile UI frameworks.
There are many number of HTML5 mobile UI frameworks available in the market, here we will discuss about the top mobile UI frameworks, all mobile frameworks are aims to clean design and fast performance of mobile web applications.
The main reason many developers are targeting to create hybrid mobile applications is adding support for multiple platforms with single code base and also you can use that application for mobile web too. In detail just you can create that web application as regular mobile web application with responsive supported one and that will fits with different type of screen size by using controls/components provided in the HTML5 Mobile UI frameworks
There are so many Mobile UI Frameworks available in market, But here i have limited to explain only top best six Mobile UI frameworks which was good enough to make a complete mobile application.
Ionic framework is beautiful and open source SDK to development mobile apps, sites & progressive web apps. Ionic was created by based on Angular components as like AngularJS 1.0 & 2.0 versions ionic having same set of versions ionic 1.0 & Ionic 2.0 with lot of difference between two.
Using ionic you can easily integrate Cordova Native API’s using ngCordova or ionic native, Here ngCordova supports only ionic 1.0 and ionic native supports ionic 1.0 and ionic 2.0.
Ionic Framework provides easy to use command line tools like Cordova/PhoneGap does, so you can easily add plugins, platforms and run application in any platform you are running like Windows, Mac OS and linux.
Also ionic framework provides native like HTML5 UI components for example if you are running the ionic application in android device it looks alike a android native components vice verse it will looks with iOS and Windows Platforms.
ionic framework is developed with SASS pre-processor so it provides highly optimized design and beautiful in build theme support.
Official Website: ionic framework
High Level Overview:
- Ionic is not only a framework it provides ecosystem like ionic cli, ionic creator, ionic push, ionic native, ionic lab, ionic view, ionic cloud.
- Ionic supports angular 1.0 & angular 2.0
- Already many more live applications build with ionic framework and ionic community is great added advantage for ionic framework.
- best performance and native looks like feel compare to any another framework available in market.
Onsen UI provides more User Interface components which having most beautiful UI look and feel. If you are a JQuery mobile user you can easily use this framework with the existing knowledge.
It provides theme editor so user can able to modify the theme of onsen UI components as per their interest. Above all onsen UI provides powerful platform for online and local editor which is called monaca.
Official Website: Onsen UI
Framework 7 which was build by iDangero.us a open source framework, it has been one of the best choices for developing iOS apps. Now that it also offers Android support too, it provides native looks and feel for iOS and Android platforms. Framework 7 provides more UI components with lot of features like native scrolling, animation, material design support.
Official Website: Framework 7
Kendo UI Mobile
Kendo UI mobile is the mobile web and hybrid application develpement framework, it is an choice of enterprise framework which lot of basic and enterprise components. Kendo UI mobile is the part of most familiar Kendo UI framework which was build by Telerik a well known product development company. Kendo UI provides one of best visualizations libraries. It supports Angular, React, and JQuery. It also includes a built-in theme builder to help tailor the look and feel of an mobile app UI in a desired manner.
Official Website: Kendo UI Mobile
Touchstone JS is the opensource React.js powered UI framework for developing beautiful hybrid mobile apps. it is easy to use with Cordova/PhoneGap based applications and also it provides basic set user interface elements which look and feel like a native controls. If you are React.JS fanboy who want to develop mobile application with existing skills you can use touchstone JS for your applications.
Official Website: TouchStone JS
Official Website: Ratchet
Although there are huge number of HTML5 Mobile UI frameworks available in the market, only a few of them are reliable and worthwhile. Above mentioned are some of the best HTML5 Mobile UI frameworks that augment mobile app development while ensuring beautiful user experience and performance. All these frameworks have their own benefits, so you must take your primary objectives, platform of choice and target audience into consideration to streamline the most preferable choice with a framework which is most suitable for your mobile application or mobile website.
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