9 Mobile Framework to Kick Start Your Mobile Development Career

9 Mobile Framework to Kick Start Your Mobile Development Career


9 Mobile Framework to Kick Start Your Mobile Development Career

Introduction

Mobile development has been growing since the day Apple introduced iPhone. Mobile browser has never been so robust. It supports HTML5, CSS3 even with CSS animation. After that, Google introduced Android to join existing iPhone app developers in ushering in the mobile platform era. That leave a significant mark to the milestone of mobile development.

In the mobile industry, it has quite a few of frameworks available aiming to create a mobile web app rapidly. To help you start up your mobile development, I have done some research on all mobile frameworks, and below is the list. I have used jQTouch before, it's pretty easy to implement but definitely has a lot of room of improvement.

This page has been translated into Spanish language by Maria Ramos.

  • Zepto.js Zepto.js is a minimalist JavaScript framework for mobile WebKit browsers, with a jQuery-compatible syntax. The goal: a 2-5k library that handles most basic drudge work with a nice API so you can concentrate on getting stuff done. Zepto.js is currently in early beta, and you can help to make it awesome by contributing code, documentation and demos.
  • DynamicX DHTMLX Touch is an HTML5-based JavaScript library for building mobile web applications. It‚Äôs not just a set of UI widgets, but a complete framework that allows you to create eye-catching, cross-platform web applications for mobile and touch-screen devices.
  • Sencha Sencha Touch, the first HTML5 mobile JavaScript framework that allows you to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone and Android touchscreen devices, has just hit the big 1.0. And best of all, it‚Äôs completely free to use.
  • jQuery Mobile A unified user interface system across all popular mobile device platforms, built on the rock-solid jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. Its lightweight code is built with progressive enhancement, and has a flexible, easily themeable design.
  • jQTouch A jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices.
  • Wink ToolKit Wink toolkit is a mobile JavaScript framework for building webapps on iPhone, iPad and Android
  • iUI iUI is a framework consisting of a JavaScript library, CSS, and images for developing advanced mobile webapps for iPhone and comparable/compatible devices.
  • iWebkit iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your own iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad compatible website or webapp.
  • WebAPP.net WebApp.Net is a light weight, powerful javascript framework taking advantage of AJAX technology. It provides a full set of ready to use components to help you develop, quickly and easily, advanced mobile web applications.

Author: Kevin Liew

Kevin Liew is a web designer and developer and keen on contributing to the web development industry. He loves frontend development and absolutely amazed by jQuery. Feel free to say hi to me, or follow @quenesswebblog on twitter.

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30 comments

Alejandro Sánchez Acosta
Fri, 9th November 2012
Hi, I'm Alejandro Sanchez, developer in eMobc.com. You can use this framework to build native mobile applications using XML (definition of navigation, contents, screens, menus, ads, rotation, etc) for IOS, Android and HTML5 (JQuery Mobile).
You can download in github.com/emobc or in the official site: eMobc.com/download.php
We have released the 0.1 and we have a lot of work to do. Contributors are welcome ! Reply
dilip
Mon, 14th April 2014
Hey i want to something hybrid app which is similar to truecaller and facebook app is this emabc framework will make my job easily Reply

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