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Important List of Hybrid Frameworks for Budding Mobile Application Developers

July 25th, 2016

Mobile applications development industry is going crazy as a result of the increase in the number of smartphone users around the globe. The increase in the demand has directly increased the demand for mobile application developers. Native developers always love to work on native code, but when it comes to business, native development becomes tricky as the codes have to be written for different platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, etc. It is tricky because the developers have to hard code and end up building the same app with different library sets. That’s creepy, right? Yes, of course for the development business.

To get started with mobile application development, you don’t have to be an expert with native coding as the mobile development industry is offering the various offering for the intermediates and experienced HTML, CSS and JavaScript developers. Unlike native apps, mobile apps developed in web platforms can support multiple mobile platforms.

What is a hybrid mobile application?

In simple words, the hybrid app is a simplified and mobile version of a website written in web languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The major advantage of the hybrid mobile app is that they can be used on any mobile platform like iOS, Android, etc. In simple words, hybrid applications are a combination of both web and native applications. Some of the highlighted features of hybrid applications are

  • Integrates with the device’s file system
  • Can function even if the device is disconnected
  • Integrates with web-based services easily
  • Acts as an embedded browser for the betterment of the access to dynamic online content

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List of Best Hybrid Mobile Application Development Frameworks:

Most common question that arises while choosing hybrid mobile application development is “Why hybrid apps are prominent?” The answer is simple. It offers a secure environment for the developer to code an application that runs on any platform. Below are some of the best hybrid apps development frameworks for the ease and comfort of designing and programming.

  • IONIC
    IONIC is popular among many developers as it is straightforward and easy to use and also, it is said to be on of the most powerful and promising HTML5 app framework. To develop rich, user-friendly and interactive apps, IONIC has every UI components as it is developed using SAAS. It uses AngularJS to power applications as AngularJS has two-way data binding, APIs, interaction and backend services.
  • Intex XDK
    Developed by Intel Corp., Intel XDK is a cross-platform application tool used for developing hybrid mobile applications. It comes with some templates to help the developers get started with and also supports frameworks like jQuery mobile, Topcoat and Twitter Bootstrap. This awesome framework also allows a live preview on the connected devices. Developers believe it to be the best and the easiest development frameworks.
  • Sencha Touch
    Sencha Touch is said to be the all-in-one hybrid mobile applications development framework for developing apps for platforms like iOS, Android, and Blackberry. The best part of this excellent framework is that it provides native look and feel across all mobile platforms. The official page of Sencha Touch comes with samples that help the programmers to develop applications with ease.
  • PhoneGap
    One might think that PhoneGap is ODD in this list, and it is of course not. PhoneGap is not a framework but it is used for packaging and releasing an app. It is based on Cordova, an open source mobile application development framework. As said earlier, the PhoneGap takes the raw code and wraps it based on the required platform. It is popular among the world of mobile applications developers.
  • Mobile Angular UI
    Based on Bootstrap 3 and AngularJS, Mobile Angular UI is an HTML 5 based framework used for creating interactive mobile applications. Here are some of the main features of Mobile Angular UI framework

    • AngularJS and Bootstrap 3
    • Bootstrap 3 has switches, overlays, and sidebars
    • Angular-route, angular-touch and angular-animate is available

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