10 Amazing frameworks you can build Mobile applications with HTML, CSS and Javascript

Usage of smartphones has become a child’s play today. With user friendly software applications flooding in daily, numerous companies are competing for the best in industry mobile applications. Being a lay man, we are only aware of terminologies like Android, iOS and Windows Phone, but we never tried thinking deep about the apps used. The software mobile apps used in each application are different. Technically Android app uses java, iOS app uses Objective-C and a Windows Phone uses .net.

The technology dealt with mobile applications is completely considered to be a unique territory. For developers who are acquainted and well versed with technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, developing a mobile app might be a nightmare, but with technology gurus say, developing a mobile application with a little knowledge on HTML, CSS and JavaScript is quite possible. This is justified with prime reasons like the portability offered by a web technology.

With numerous frameworks stepping in with the feature of bridging the gap between web and mobile platforms, the tedious job has now become a billion dollar game.

1)  jQuery Mobile [ via ]

A cross mobile platform app that is robust and is easily supported by all platforms. An optimizable solution for mobile and touch enabled devices.


2) Cordova / PhoneGap [ via 1] [ via2 ]

With JavaScript’s API that enables connectivity to native functions like Camera, Compass and GeoLocations – PhoneGap lets us build mobile app with native programing function. It is supported on Windows, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Web OS.


3) Sencha Touch [ via ]

A Framework powered by HTML5 and CSS3 that is compatible with current platforms and supportable by Cordova and PhoneGap.


4) Ratchet [ via ]

Ratchet was once internal tool that was used by twitter as an internal mobile app tool. Later came into masses with a collection of UI and JavaScript plugins that builds simple mobile apps with reusable HTML classes.


5) Ionic [ via ]

With the best focus on performance that works best with Angular.js, Iconic delivers the best interactive app.


6) Lungo [ via ]

Lungo is based on HTML5 and CSS3 that comes with a JavaScript API and is best supportable on iOS, Android, Blackberry and Firefox OS


7) jQT [ via ]

An easily customizable and extensible framework which comes with its own required functionalities and 3D transition with CSS3.


8) Junior [ via ]

Junior is similar to jQT but has few external libraries like Backbone.js and Flickable.js that are used to create swipe-able slider and Ratchet for UI scaffold


9) Jo [ via ]

Jo is powered by CSS3 and is very east to develop the apps within using PhoneGap or Cordovato for a feasible mobile platform


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Eliminating HTML5 on mobile devices by using light weight JavaScript Engine, Famo.Us is competing with various mobile frameworks