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12 Best Hybrid App Frameworks

Hybrid app development has allowed todays developers to write and build applications for mobile that run on both android and iOS. The code can as well be tweaked a bit then applied in web and desktop applications. Developers couldn’t have it any easier.

Let’s delve in and get to know which frameworks run the show.

12. Monaca

Showcased as the most open development platform in this list, Monaca comes in as the choice to build everything you need in your hybrid app.

wherever your development environment is you can plug in Monaca at any stage of workflow and utilize the debugger, Cloud IDE, CLI or remote online build with ease and simplicity.

11. KendUI

Kendo is a Telerik powered HTML5 framework you can use to create cross-platform mobile applications.

Its reliance on iQuery makes it an easy to learn the framework and its list of jQuery widgets will be worth your while. Kendo UI can also seamlessly integrate with the bootstrap UI or Angular framework.

10. OpenSen UI

A relatively new entrant to the industry, OnsenUI is an easy, flexible and free Apache open source framework.

With its full list of featured ready to use components, you can build and write apps in both HTML5 and JavaScript.

Feel free to use this app on any of your commercial projects.

9. Sencha touch

Now this framework is considered the top notch of the development platforms in the commercial scene. Sencha Touch takes the lead in regards to all that is enterprise application, giving an unparalleled look and feel for all its supported platforms.

Drag and drop features coupled with widgets complement the ExtJS that forms the core of the Sencha Touch platform resulting in high performing apps.

8. Appcelerator Titanium

This framework uses JavaScript and Native to generate compiled code for full supported hybrid mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Titanium’s use of this combination results in a better performing mobile hybrid framework.

7. NativeScript

Another awesome open source framework is NativeScript. An original creation of Progress, NativeScript builds iOS and Android apps using JavaSCript as well as other scripting languages that transpile to JavaScript.

NativeScript developed apps are fully native apps and will utilize the same APIs as though they had been developed under Android Studio or Xcode.

6. Framework7

Framework7 will give you the leeway to come up with hybrid apps that give the user that true Android or iOS experience. Should you need to present your working prototype, then Framework7 will definitely work for you.

The aim of the creators of this app was to enable you to create easy and clear apps for iOS and Android using JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. Whats more, Framework7 is opensource and completely free to use.

5. Mobile Angular UI

Mobile Angular UI incorporates the best of Angular and Bootstrap 3 frameworks for the building of HTML5 mobile apps. Give your users an awesome mobile experience by incorporating AngularJS directives.

Another plus is that Mobile Angular UI is free to use under the MIT license.

4. Intel XDK

InteXDK is another cross-platform app framework that will allow you to create apps for users to enjoy on all app stores.

Not short of tools within it, IntelXDK has the ability to develop, emulate, test, debug and publish all under one roof. With its live preview option, you can easily develop as you view the end results on a connected device.

3. Xamarin

Xamarin ranks top amongst the app development framework list. A sure time saver for any coder with its inbuilt re-utilization capabilities, code, and tools.

With Xamarin be ready to create apps native to iOS, Windows, and Android.

2. PhoneGap

This open source app utilizes CSS3 alongside HTML5 and JavaScript to build hybrid applications that can run on various platforms using a single codebase.

No matter the device being used by the target audience, they can always have access to and utilize apps created by PhoneGap.

1. Ionic framework

Another fully open source app development framework, Ionic gives you the tools to develop hybrid apps based on web technologies that can then be shared throughout the app stores available.

Ionic’s framework is built upon Apache Cordova and the now popular Angular.js. Cordova plugins and TypeScript extensions allow Ionic to present the target audience with a host of device features like HelathKit, Bluetooth, Finger Print Authentication and much more.

The tide is shifting and coders are swiftly switching gears towards the embracing of tools that create hybrid applications. The above-mentioned frameworks continue to make their mark leaving users with incredible viewing experiences all over.

Deven Rathore

Deven is an Entrepreneur, and Full-stack developer, Constantly learning and experiencing new things. He currently runs CodeSource.io and Dunebook.com.

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