Popular Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks 2015

With rising demand and popularity of mobile apps, developers are striving to enhance user experience by opting for the latest technology in app development. They are continuously working on their skills to help clients achieve the desired results from the mobile apps so developed.  Now, more and more people are using smart-phones and use mobile apps for their daily tasks. Choosing an appropriate framework for development of mobile apps is a must. Here are some popular mobile app development frameworks in 2015.

React Native
The main purpose of this framework is to build native apps, instead of developing hybrid apps which run in a web-view. However, the development is still completely done via React and JavaScript.  The latest version of this framework also have support for Android, so now you can also have real cross-platform apps.

jQuery Mobile
This framework is known for its lightweight, easy to use and learn, PhoneGap/Cordova support and good touch recognition.One of the oldest mobile frameworks, jQuery Mobile does not try to make apps that look like Android or iOS. Instead, its main purpose is to help in developing web apps that will work well equally on all mobile browsers (including Blackberry, Windows Phone, and Symbian).

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Acknowledged for its unique development approach, this framework combines the DOM tree (your HTML) with WebGL and displays everything in a canvas which is similar to what HTML game engines perform. This latest technique allows framework to run mobile applications in 60 fps, which is as smooth as the other native apps. Unfortunately, this project is no longer being developed and does not have good reference docs.

Native Script
The biggest feature with native script is that it allows you to write app’s functionality in JavaScript once, which then will be changed in accordance with iOS, Android and Windows Phone. However, this framework requires in-depth skills of coding, which it compensates with an extensive and in-depth documentation.

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One of the best features about this framework is that it does not have any external dependencies like React or Angular. Still, it manages to make apps feel and look native, with eye-catchy animations and properly styled components. Any developer who has knowledge of CSS, HTML and JavaScript can easily create an app without making convoluted code. This framework does not include any tool for app packaging or emulation; therefore, you have to combine it with PhoneGap or Cordova.

Onsen UI
With the help of this open source framework, developers can build apps by combining native-looking components. This easy-to-use framework is able to work without AngularJS. It also has good documentation which includes lots of layouts and examples for common app structures. One main disadvantage of this framework is that it offers only iOS theme, although its next version promises to offer Material Design support.

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