January 10, 2017
1. DHTMLX Touch
This HTML5 framework also offers a wide variety of UI components, such as dataviews, lists, forms, charts, carousels, videos and calendars. In addition, DHTMLX Touch supports event handling, such as touch events, keyboard events and click events, all while allowing data storage on the client side (offline storage).
You can develop mobile apps faster than apps developed with jQuery mobile by using this framework and the biggest advantage is that you can easily replace it with larger libraries when your app grows.
The framework also has a lightweight codebase (only 5KB) and the design is much simpler and smoother than jQuery. That being said, the architecture of Zepto.js is similar to that of jQuery.
The latest version of Enyo comes with some great features, such as localization and internationalization. Many successful and popular apps, such as LG Smart TV apps, have been built with Enyo.
4. Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is the first HTML5 framework for tablets and Smartphones. It is one of the fastest mobile app frameworks and uses CSS3 and HTM5 to develop view controllers.
Sencha Touch offers many developer-friendly features, such as a rich UI and extensive data package, and a set of themes for different mobile platforms. Also, it comes with a commercial IDE that includes a full-featured widget library.
The framework has a paid license for SDK and a free license for development and the documentation includes both step-by-step procedures and conceptual overviews.
7. Appcelerator Titanium
Appcelerator Titanium works on the popular MVC model, which helps you easily integrate switches, tabs, table views and popovers as well as create agile and scalable apps quickly. It even comes with features that allow you to interact with the native functionality of the device, such as the native file storage system and camera. In addition, the framework has a large active support community that will help you get a lot of assistance from your peer developers.
8. jQuery Mobile
jQuery Mobile helps develop apps that are accessible on all touch-enabled and mobile devices quickly. It uses CSS3 and HTML5 to develop a mobile app UI and provides a great UI across mobile platforms, such as Web OS, Symbian, Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Windows.
The jQuery Mobile framework also allows you to create custom themes and it is easy to integrate it with third-party or other technologies.
The latest version of jQuery Mobile is faster than the previous ones and offers a lightweight code base, which optimizes its speed further. jQuery Mobile is easy to learn because it is built on core jQuery and comes with comprehensive documentation.
9. Mobile Angular UI
This is a framework for Angular lovers. It comes with several interesting features, including sidebars, overlays, scrollable areas, switches, and absolute positioned top and bottom navbars that do not bounce when scrolling. So, Mobile Angular UI offers mobile components that are unavailable with Bootstrap 3.
With more than 10 years of experience in mobile app development – both for Android and OS — Shishir Dubey is the founder of ChromeInfotech.com, a dynamic app development company that gets your app featured in the App Store in record time and on budget.