Based on the importance of portability we have designed a list of 15 such frameworks to let you choose from the best available options
jQueryMobile is a sturdy mobile development framework for cross-mobile-platform app. jQuery Mobile support a wide variety of different platforms ranging from a regular desktop, smart phone, tablet, or even Nook or Kindle. jQuery is bundled with a bunch of UI which are particularly optimized for mobile as well as touch-enabled devices
Is your App performance your major concern. Ionic is the right framework for you. Ionic is a performance oriented HTML5 mobile framework. It requires no third-party JS library. It works best together with Angular.js to build an interactive app.
Onsen UI is a new competition to Ionic. It is open source and available under Apache license. Onsen UI also utilizes Angular directives and Topcoat framework for its major UI components.
Due to ease of use, flexibility, semantic markup and performance it is becoming one of the hot favourite.
Onsen UI features a large collection of ready to use components which are responsive out of the box that allows you to build Desktop as well as mobile and tablet versions of your apps.
Kendo UI also packs built in readymade themes specially material design look and feel. There is a theme builder available as well for creating custom themes and that is a major attraction of Kendo UI framework.
Framework 7 is a leader among hybrid app frameworks in iOS mobile apps development space. Framework 7 doesn’t provide support for building cross platform hybrid apps Yet it surely is the finest and most feature rich framework for iOS hybrid apps development.
Mobile Angular UI
It is an HTML 5 framework which uses bootstrap 3 and AngularJS to create and customize interactive mobile apps.
The main features of Mobile Angular UI are-
Bootstrap 3 mobile components such as switches, overlays and sidebars which are missing in normal bootstrap.
AngularJS modules such as angular-route, angular-touch and angular-animate
Intel XDK a cross platform application tool owned by Intel. Get started with Intel XDK by downloading their free application for Linux, Windows as well as Mac. It uses a drag and drop approach. It provides a range of templates to get started and supports a number of UI frameworks such as Twitter bootstrap, jQuery Mobile and Topcoat.
Monaca is a mobile app development platform with commercial orientation it supports a huge array of products for managing end to end app development life cycle. Monaca supports a cloud based IDE for developing hybrid mobile apps and allows you compile and publish to multiple platforms.
This Framework employs a totally different approach and doesn’t utilize Cordova for native access.Trigger.IO use its own platform for bridging the gap between html5 development and native access. They claim hybrid application produced by them ae more performance worthy than Cordova based applications.
It is an open source mobile application framework that providing a suitable environment to create native apps for variety of mobile platforms.
Appcelerator Titanium is a complete solution for creating hybrid mobile apps with all you need in one place. The Titanium SDK is well equipped with a number of mobile platform APIs and Cloud service to use as an app backend. You can easily access phone hardware owing to Platform independent APIs
Cordova / PhoneGap
Cordova / PhoneGap enables a developer build a mobile application without the native programming language instead developers can use a jQuery Mobile framework .It will compile your app with platform’s SDK and will be ready to install on the platform it supports including iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Web OS.
The mobile app development landscape is changing very rapidly with developers migrating to HTML5 based hybrid app development instead of sticking with native options. The major advantage of hybrid mobile apps is “write once and run everywhere” approach.
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