5 Main Frameworks That Can Be Used To Build Mobile Apps with HTML, CSS & JavaScript

The web developers that have command only on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, it is really difficult for them to develop a native mobile app. If we consider the technical prospects, the mobile apps on Android, iOS, and Windows Phone are developed on the bases of totally different programming languages, i.e., an Android app is based on Java, an iOS app is based on Objective-C, and a Windows Phone app is created on .NET.

But with the transformation of the technologies, the developers with a deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can build a mobile application. There are a number of frameworks that has made the mobile app development possible for the web developers. Actually, these frameworks has bridged the gap between web and mobile platforms. Due to their capabilities and efficiencies, these frameworks are used by a large number of Mobile App Developers in India. Here are the 5 essential mobile frameworks that you can use to build mobile apps:

1. jQuery Mobile

jQueryMobile is the most applicable robust mobile development framework for developing cross mobile platform app. Due to extensive features, it supports an ample range of different platforms, from a regular desktop to smart phone, from tablet to an e-reader device like Nook or Kindle. JqueryMobile, similar to jQuery UI, comprises a number of UI that can be optimized for mobile and touch-enabled devices.

2. Cordova / PhoneGap

PhoneGap basically depends upon Cordova. If we talk about its features, Cordova/Phonegap provides a set of JavaScript APIs that can easily connect with the device’s native functions such as contacts, camera, geolocation and compass. Through this framework, the developers can build a mobile application without any use of native programming language. They can use a framework like jQuery Mobile. By using the platform’s SDK, it will compile the app and make it ready to install on the supportive platforms such as iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Web OS.

3. Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is a significant mobile framework that is powered by HTML5 and CSS3. It provides a APIs, animations and components that are easily compatible with the different mobile platforms and browsers. It supports both Cordova and PhoneGap. Through this, the developers can simply compile their app, and submit it to the respective platform’s App Stores. Moreover, Sencha Touch offers a wide number of themes for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Tizen, as well as a numerous other platforms that help app to feel like a native app.

4. Ratchet

Ratchet is an open source project that is originally used as an internal tool by Twitter, to create their mobile app prototype. With its extreme abilities, it comes with a set of User Interface and JavaScript plugins that are used for building simple mobile apps, and providing reusable HTML classes. In its latest version 2.0, it is shipped with its proprietary font icon set named Ratcheticon, and two pre-made UI themes for iOS and Android.

5. Ionic

When it comes to performance of an app, Ionic is the perfect framework for it. Ionic is an HTML5 mobile framework that completely focuses on performance, by leveraging hardware acceleration. Also, it did not requires any third-party JS library. It performs best with Angular.js and build the most efficient interactive app. Similar to Ratchet, it is shipped with a nicely crafted font icon set, Ionicons, and a bunch of reusable HTML classes to build the mobile UI.

These powerful frameworks can easily use by the developers, to build efficient mobile apps with HTML, CSS & JavaScript. They are easy to learn, simple to use, and provide productive solutions to the developers.

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