The popularity of mobile applications is on a perpetual flux of advancing and expanding, as their usage has become increasingly prevalent across mobile phone users. The mobile app explosion has incited a rapid expansion into other sectors, such as factory automation, GPS and location-based services, banking, order-tracking, and ticket purchases have made app development more of a challenge; which in turn has led to the creation of a wide range of reviews, recommendations, and sources, including blogs, magazines, and dedicated online app-discovery services.
In this article I have gathered 20 Mobile Frameworks for development that would help developers to create innovative, useful and entertaining apps for mobile lovers. I hope mobile developers will find this list handy and according to their needs. If you know any other mobile frameworks which you think is good enough to serve developers purposes, do let us know by commenting in comment section, we would love to hear your feedback. Enjoy !
Fries is a solid HTML-CSS-JS framework for creating Android-like UIsboth for real-world usage and prototyping. The framework has all the major components like forms, action bars, lists, buttons, spinners or tabs. It is also optimized for PhoneGap and can be easily converted to a native app.
Junior is a HTML5 front-end framework for creating mobile apps that look and behave like native. It uses CSS3 transitions for a slick performance, supports swipable carousels and includes various UI components (from Ratchet). The framework uses Zepto (which is nice for jQuery fans as it has a jQuery-like syntax) and has integration with backbone.js views + routers. Junior is pretty easy to use and has the documents + examples to get you started.
Sidetap is a simple and lightweight (2kb minified, gzipped) framework for creating mobile web apps. The framework actually focuses on providing a flexible side-navigationsimilar to the one we know from Facebook’s mobile app, and, once the navigation part is solved, it is pretty easy to build a simple mobile web app. It works by telling Sidetap “the content element to be animated”. It takes care of clearing the stage using whatever animation is appropriate for the situation.
Moobile is an exciting and fresh project; a mobile web application framework built on MooTools. Currently, it is focused on providing a iOS-like experience on WebKit browsers and comes with many controls like bar, button, image, list, activity indicator, slider and more. It also has support for transitions like fade, slide, cubic or cover and can display native-like alerts. Interfaces created with Moobile are fluid, they will work well both in iPhone + iPad and look good when orientation changes.
It is a HTML5-CSS3-powered framework for creating mobile apps, built on top of Zepto.js and weights only 6kb (gzipped). Zoey has the UI components like navigation, lists, buttons, control groups, forms and grids. The framework is compatible with iOS + Android and comes with an app skeleton that covers all the features.
jQuery project has just published the expected jQuery Mobile; the touch-optimized web framework for smartphones & tablets. It is built on top of jQuery and provides a unified user interface system that’llperform the same in all popular mobile device platforms. The framework is built around the principle of progressive enhancement and uses the HTML5 and CSS3 features but degrades nicely for browsers that don’t support them.
Jo is an open source mobile application framework that is based on HTML5. It enables you to create for multiple platforms like webOS, iOS, Android, Symbian, Safari, Chrome and Dashboard Widgets. Jo is also compatible with PhoneGap and makes possible to create native apps besides web app.
It is an HTML5 Mobile App. Framework, which allows you to develop web applications that look and feel native on Apple iOS and Google Android touchscreen devices. It makes use of HTML5 for delivering audio/video or localStorage and CSS3for maximum styling like rounded corners, background gradients, and shadows.
Helios is an open-source framework that provides essential backend services for iOS apps, from data synchronization and push notifications to in-app purchases and passbook integration. It allows developers to get a client-server app up-and-running in just a few minutes, and seamlessly incorporate functionality as necessary. Helios is a constellation of mobile backend components – Mix and match to meet the specific needs of your app. Built on the Rack webserver interface, Helios can be easy added into any existing Rails or Sinatra application, or used by itself. It is released under MIT License.