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10 Leading HTML5 Frameworks You'll Find Hard to Miss

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10 Leading HTML5 Frameworks You'll Find Hard to Miss

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As a perfect blend of native app and mobile web app concepts, Hybrid application has become one of the most talked about apps among the global web/mobile development community. One of the best things about hybrid apps is that they can be accessed even in the lack of an internet connection. The reason being very simple. Unlike a typical mobile web app which operates using server side code, a hybrid mobile app wraps Javascript, CSS and HTML files locally, thereby allowing you to use the same even without a Wi-Fi connection. Features such as: reasonably good UX experience, easy maintainability, deployments and upgrades have made hybrid apps stand out from other apps that are being created to woo visitors coming in from mobile devices. So, if the idea of creating a hybrid mobile app has struck your mind, you're on the right post. Here, I'll be offering you details about ten of the finest HTML5 frameworks which have been utilized for executing simple and complex hybrid mobile app development  projects. So, let's get going!

  1. Ionic

This is an interesting framework which allows you to create hybrid native mobile apps using Javascript, HTML and CSS. Features which make Ionic framework different from other mobile frameworks include: the AngularJS Javascript framework core and support for SASS(Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) CSS extension etc. As a custom-made framework for client-side model-view-controller(MVC) architecture, Ionic framework uses a simple syntax and is loaded with third party plugins and extensions. Other impressive features of this framework include: iOS and Android support, extensively optimized for touch devices, support for Cordova, PhoneGap and many more.

Intel XDK

Developed by Intel, Intel XDK has been considered as one of the finest cross platform application tool. Backed by a rich collection of templates, Intel XDK allows you to get started with creation of fantastic hybrid mobile applications for varied purposes. A noteworthy feature of this framework is that it offers you a live preview of the app on the connected device, while you're still developing it.

Enyo

Enyo is a cross-platform compatible framework used for building native-quality HTML5 applications. Regarded as the developer's most-trusted framework, Enyo is currently available in version 2.5.1.1. This open source framework is completely free to use. It is available under Apache 2 License. Enyo is battle tested and includes complete documentation along with enhanced data layer components.

Fastshell

Built for the modern developers, Fastshell is a highly optimized framework that allows you to build amazing hybrid mobile apps faster. In addition to encouraging better workflow, Fastshell comes with features such as: HTML5 boilerplate, Gulpjs, build processes, a Sass OOCSS setup, autominification and file concatenation etc. Some other commendable features of Fastshell include: Google Universal Analytics snippet, Annotated Gulpfile.js for extending, No superfluous code comments and many more

Kendo UI

As a yet another cool and trendy HTML5 framework, Telerik's Kendo UI relies on jQuery and comes equipped with multiple jQuery based widgets. Developers who're familiar with jQuery can conveniently use Kendo UI framework. Some of the most impressive features of Kendo UI include: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in a single toolkit, Bootstrap support, offline data solutions, AngularJS integration and mobile controls.

Framework7

As an open-source, full-featured mobile HTML5 framework for building iOS apps using HTML, CSS and Javascript, Framework7 is compatible with just the iOS platform. Plus, it is loaded with stunning ready to use UI elements and widgets including action sheet, layout grid, list views, tabs, media lists, preloader, form elements etc. The best part is that you don't require Javascript for using any of these widgets

Sencha Touch

If you're planning to create native-looking HTML5 apps using Javascript, then Sencha Touch is the cross-platform mobile web app framework you can't afford to miss. With 50+ built-in UI components, Sencha Touch allows you to create scintillating apps for iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and many more mobile platforms. This framework comes with an advanced charting package which allows you to visualize data on different mobile devices.

Mobile Angular UI

Mobile Angular UI is a brilliant HTML5 framework which uses AngularJS and bootstrap 3 for creating highly interactive mobile applications. Key features of this framework include: Bootstrap 3 mobile components including overlays, switches and sidebars, AngularJS modules such as angular-touch, angular-route and angular-animate.

Appcelerator Titanium

As a yet another open source mobile application framework, Appcelerator Titanium offers an environment for creating native apps that can run on multiple mobile platforms. The Titanium SDK comes loaded with a large number of mobile platform APIs and a flawless Cloud service

Twitter Bootstrap3

As a latest addition to the list of best HTML5 UI frameworks, Twitter Bootstrap is the best option for developers who're planning to build an application that's meant for desktop as well as the mobile devices. With a crisp and contemporary “Web 2.0” look, Twitter Bootstrap3 is based on efficient manipulation of HTML5 elements via specific CSS styling.

Final Words


So, those were the 10 best HTML5 Mobile app development frameworks which enable you to create a hybrid app which runs smoothly on multiple mobile platforms-delivering a truly outstanding user experience.  

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html5 ,ionic ,mobile

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