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The Top 5 Mobile App Development Frameworks at the Year End

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The Top 5 Mobile App Development Frameworks at the Year End

It's the end of another year, and it's time to review some of the top Mobile Application Development Frameworks that made an impact.

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At the end of 2016, it’s just the right time to evaluate which mobile app development frameworks have been popular throughout the year. As we know a framework is complex software environment with many sub-components such as tools sets, compilers, debuggers, application programming interfaces, different code libraries and many other components aiding developers creating an app.

So which platforms could top others this year? Let’s learn about them.

Ionic

Ionic has been the most popular framework available for mobile app development. Developers can build quite inspiring native and progressive web apps using this framework. Optimized to work perfectly on the latest mobile devices available, Ionic provides the best environment to an app to hit the market in desired way.

There is an online place called Ionic Market that allows developers downloading templates and projects developed by other developers. The Ionic command line utility lets developers build, emulate and run their apps. Then there are Ionic Lab components which let you test an app on both the popular mobile OS's — Android and iOS.

Also, the framework works well with Angular — a powerful SDK. You get access to efficient core architecture which fits for creating from simple to complex sorts of apps. Developers can also combine Ionic with Cordova, PhoneGap, and Trigger.io projects.

Ext JS

Based on HTML5 and JavaScript, Ext JS is one the most flexible frameworks helping developers build a variety of apps — from simple to complex one. The framework provides high-performance UI widgets such as lists, forms menus, toolbars and many more. The components are created considering the key requirements for apps. With these resources, a developer can easily create amazing apps for platforms like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

JQuery Mobile

JQuery too has been popular throughout 2016. It’s an extensively used cross-mobile framework including a variety of plug-ins aiding developers rapidly create apps. An app created using this framework works perfectly on operating systems like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, Firefox Mobile, Opera Mobile/Mini, MeeGo, Kindle, and Nook.

Adobe PhoneGap

The AdobePhoneGap framework has been the first choice of developers who want to build hybrid apps based on HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Adobe PhoneGap ensures high quality performance for all the apps created using it on difference devices. Also it lets mobile app developers deliver an app to the target audience without considering any hardware limits.

Adobe PhoneGap comes with a number of plug-ins that let developers extend its functionality. The tool can be used to build apps for iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, Ubuntu, Max OS, Firefox OS, and Windows Phone.

Intel XDK

The Intel XDK framework is the best framework recommended for creating HTML5 apps with desired rapidity and ease. It offers a wide range of features such as providing support to industry-leading plug-ins and tools. Intel XDK is the best tool for creating games that monetize. It comes with tools like debugger, Chrome Developer Tools, Cordova plug-in, JavaScript Code, DOM elements, and CSS rules.

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mobile ,framework ,javascript ,hybrid

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