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Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

5 Best Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

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If you want to build mobile apps, hybrid mobile app development is easier and fast er way. You just need to write the code once and build the mobile app for multiple platforms including iOS and Android. Your same code is used to generate the app for Android, iOS, Windows and supported mobile platforms. For using the hybrid app frameworks, you only need to know HTML, CSS, or JavaScript.

You will be designing a regular responsive web app by Ising the components of Mobile App Framework. It basically comes with HTML5 UI components and JavaScript APIs for accessing native hardware elements such as a camera, fingerprint, and sensors. When you are ready, your app will be compiled into platform-specific native packages. Now you can deploy it across the platforms.

There are lots of hybrid mobile app frameworks. So, it is hard to decide what platform should you use for building your mobile app. In this article, I am listing 5 best Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks. You can use any of these and start learning the mobile app development.

Best Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

1. Ionic Framework

Ionic Framework

Ionic Framework is an open source SDK for building hybrid mobile apps. The framework is built on the top of Angular.js and Apache Cordova. It offers set of tools and services for building mobile apps using HTML5, Sass, and CSS.

The framework is completely free and will remain free. You have several JS APIs to access native device features like Bluetooth, fingerprint, camera HealthKit, Finger Print Auth, and more.

Link: https://ionicframework.com

2. Intel XDK

Intel XDK

Intel XDK is also a good framework for building cross-platform apps for popular mobile platforms. It offers a range of tools for development, emulation, testing, debugging and publishing the app.

The recent changes on the platform also bring the capabilities from HTML5 mobile app building. They have enabled software development capabilities for Node.JS-based, onboard, IoT apps too.

Link: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-xdk

3. Phonegap

 Phonegap

Phonegap is the most popular cross-platform framework for hybrid application development. The platform was developed by the team behind Apache Cordova and It is an open source distribution of Cordova framework. You can reuse existing web development knowledge and build mobile apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

With available native plugins, you can add access device components to make your app feature rich and interesting.

Link: http://phonegap.com

4. Framework7

Framework7

Framework7 is also a free and open source mobile HTML framework for developing mobile apps for iOS and Android. You just need the knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and it will generate the app for iOS and Android. The website has tutorials to learn how to use it quickly. It gives you layouts and plugins for customising the design and accessing the device components.

You also have demo apps to start with. You can use the demo apps to see and learn the basic app development.

Link: https://framework7.io

5. Onsen UI

Onsen UI

Onsen UI is a new framework but worth to note. It is also an open source framework for building your hybrid apps. It comes with ready to use components, responsive out of the box that allows you to build mobile quickly. You just need the knowledge of HTML5 and JS. You can also use PhoneGap and Cordova plugins.

Link: https://onsen.io

Final Words

I personally use Ionic for app development but I have also tried others in this list. You can select any of these and start working on mobile apps. If you face any issue, you can always leave a comment and I will surely answer you. I will also try to post tutorials of these mobile app development platforms.

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Deepanker Verma is the CEO of Techlomedia and a full time blogger. On this blog, he shares web design resources, SEO tips blog monetization tips.