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21 Nov 2018

Top 7 JavaScript Frameworks for Mobile App Development

Different languages are used to program mobile apps for different platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows. Android apps are coded using Java whereas Objective-C language is used for coding iOS mobile apps, while a windows mobile app is coded using.Net. However, fundamental knowledge in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS can help you build decent mobile apps. Here are some JavaScript frameworks to build awesome mobile apps

PhoneGap (Cordova)

PhoneGap framework is distributed by Apache Cordova which enables developers to reuse their existing web development skills to build hybrid mobile applications with HTML, CSS, and Javascript quickly. Basically, PhoneGap works as a medium between web application codes and Mobile OS APIs. due to which developers are able to use the same codes written for generating APIs for mobile apps.

Titanium

Titanium is an open-source application development platform availed by Appcelerator which enables you to build native mobile apps using web technologies including JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. This platform is quite popular for developing cross-platform mobile applications.

JQuery Mobile

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“Write less, do more” agenda is taken to the next level by JQuery framework, one of the best JavaScript frameworks. Developers use this framework to develop mobile-friendly applications. Best part of this framework is that it supports a wide range of user interfaces, compatible with modern platforms such as ioS, Android, Nokia Symbian or Opera mini as well. Developers can use PhoneGap framework to embed JQuery web app code to an interactive iOS or Android application.

Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch framework is quite similar to Ext JS which offers optimal solutions to develop impressive mobile applications with the ability to work on different platforms including Android, iOS, Kindle Fire etc. Nonetheless, it also contains various useful components that work effectively on different kinds of mobile applications.

React Native

It is the most preferred framework for developers, fond of native mobile applications. Although there is another option, Xamarin, it only allows you to write a similar kind of code natively. Basically, it limits the developer to a similar kind of interface design tools and similar calls. Whereas, react native takes a completely different path towards native app development. Moreover, it uses CSS-alike stylesheets, HTML-alike tags for layout and JavaScript Code. If you’re already familiar to react, then it can be the best framework for you to develop mobile apps.

NativeScript

NativeScript was mainly invented for building multi-platform native mobile applications with a single source code. The NativeScript site and Github page depict the runtime as empowering developers to use JavaScript and TypeScript.

Mobile Angular UI

With Mobile Angular UI, developers can have essential mobile components which are not offered Bootstrap 3. With the components supporting important features like switches, overlays, sidebars, scrollable areas, Absolute positioned top and bottom navbars that don’t bounce on the scroll making it the top Javascript Framework for mobile app development.

 

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