There are a number of frameworks that make this possible. They also have done half of the hard work to bridge the gap between web and mobile platforms. Here we have put together 10 of the best mobile frameworks that we could find. If you are ready to build the next billion-dollar app let’s check out the list.
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jQueryMobile is a robust mobile development framework to build cross-mobile-platform app. jQuery Mobile support a wide range of different platforms, from a regular desktop, smart phone, tablet, or an e-reader device like Nook or Kindle. Similar to its sibling, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile comprises a number of UI that, in this case, is optimized for mobile and touch-enabled devices.
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3. Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is a mobile framework powered by HTML5 and CSS3, providing APIs, animations, and components that are compatible with the current mobile platforms and browsers. Sencha Touch supports both Cordova and PhoneGap; you can compile your app, and submit your app to the respective platform’s App Stores. In addition, Sencha Touch provides a set of themes for iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Tizen, and a variety of other platforms to help your app feel like a native app.
If you are concerned with your app performance, Ionic is the right framework for you. Ionic is an HTML5 mobile framework with focus on performance, by leveraging hardware acceleration, and it requires no third-party JS library. It works best together with Angular.js to build an interactive app. Similar to Ratchet, Ionic is shipped with a nicely crafted font icon set, Ionicons, and a bunch of reusable HTML classes to build the mobile UI.
jQT is a Zepto plugin for mobile framework primarily designed for Webkit browsers. jQT is easily customizable and extensible. It comes with a theme that can be modified using Sass/Compass, cool 3D transition that is adjustable via CSS3, plus developers could also extend jQT with their own required functionalities.
Junior is also a Zepto plugin for building a mobile app similar to jQT. But Junior is dependent on several external libraries for some features to work, namely Backbone.js, Flickable.js for creating a swipe-able slider, and Ratchet for the UI scaffold.
Jo supports a wide variety of mobile platforms including Tizen and Chrome OS. Jo also comes with a starter, that is powered by CSS3, so it makes it easy for web developers at any level of experience to grasp and start styling their apps. In addition, you can use Jo along with PhoneGap or Cordova to pack your app for use on mobile platform.