Top 6 Hybrid Mobile Application Frameworks

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Top 6 Hybrid Mobile Application Frameworks

If you're looking for a framework to work with to create your next mobile application, here's a review of six of the best.

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With the growing usage of mobile devices, companies now consider  mobile application development key to better communication with their audience and to build a stronger customer base. However, it is vital to understand that millions of applications are already on the market and it is a daunting challenge to create a new app.

A truly successful mobile app will be the best of both the native app and web app worlds. Hybrid apps are gaining popularity amongst developers because they only have to code apps once and then run them on any platform with no extra coding.


Ionic is the pioneer of mobile app frameworks. If your app performance is a major concern for you, go for the Ionic framework. Ionic is based on HTML 5 and it is mainly focused on performance. It needs no third party integration with a JS library. To make a big interactive app, it can be clubbed with AngularJS. Both frameworks together work really well. Ionic has a few reusable HTML classes and a set of inbuilt icon sets called Ionicons.

Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is a mature framework based on HTML5/CSS3. An enterprise targeted framework, Sencha Touch has its core at ExtJS. It scores high because of the fact that you can create great performance applications with near native experience.

Mobile Angular UI

Angular is pretty much the perfect solution for handling data binding. Data binding in Angular apps involves the automatic synchronization of data between the model (or customer input source) and the "view." When the model changes, the view rejects the change and vice versa. By cutting short multiple steps, Angular can be a very appealing option.

React Native

ReactJS is an exceptional framework for managing the DOM (Document Object Model), especially when if comes to handling huge amounts of data. React works by creating a virtual DOM in JavaScript that acts as an intermediate representation of the DOM. Because of this representation, it becomes easier to decide which elements to change in the DOM and what the results may be.


PhoneGap is based on Cordova and is used for comping and packaging to release the app. It comes with a set of APIs that can connect to phones basic inbuilt functions like camera, location, contacts, etc. The PhoneGap community also has an amazing support team.


It is quite similar to Phonegap but more lightweight. It uses lightweight JavaScript to eliminate performance issues on HTML5. This new kid on the block focuses more on graphics. 

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Famo.us is used for more sophisticated, graphic-rich applications that focus on rendering 2D and 3D graphics, game related animations, and the like. This framework is mainly used for hybrid mobile application development and not for web-based applications. It can be used with AngularJS too.

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