Top 5 Frameworks in JavaScript for Mobile Development

To create application for mobiles, you need to understand and employ a range of technologies and frameworks. From finger-optimized UIs as opposed to mouse cursors to increased bandwidth limits for all devices, mobile devices are moving towards a new paradigm that developers have to adjust to. Chief among the demands of this new paradigm is cross-platform capability.

Cross-platform capability can be realised with a range of JavaScript frameworks. Let’s network look at the top 5 JavaScript frameworks that you should use to build your next mobile application or website.

  1. JQuery mobile

This s a cross-platform framework that simplifies and improves mobile web application development with a mix of CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery into a single framework that is as organized and robust as it is sustainable.

It runs well with all major mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry, Palm WebOS, Opera Mini and also all current web browsers. You can directly download it from its sample page.

  1. Zepto.js

This is a JavaScript framework for mobile browsers such as Chrome, Safari and follows a development approach that is simple. This provides for fast and easy app development. Zepto.js takes its syntax from jQuery and does even better as it is only 5 KB, extremely lightweight for an application of its functionality.

  1. mProject mobile framework

This is a mobile HTML5 JavaScript framework that helps you create exciting mobile application quickly, and easily. It is Open Source under the MIT license and provides elasticity required for development. Good examples of the mProject in action are the Kitchen Sink app and the ToDo app. Build commercially viable apps completely for free.

  1. Mobilize.js framework

A HTML5 and JavaScript framework, Mobilize.js converts websites to mobile sites. With this, you can create a mobile site easily based on your prevailing web content. Whether it’s adding mobile support for ecommerce, CMS or other platforms, or adding mobile support for web themes, Mobilize.js comes in handy for the job.

  1. PhoneGap mobile

PhoneGap gives you the freedom to develop mobile apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry, Bada, Symbian, and Palm WebOS. PhoneGap too is Open Source and allows you to author innate applications and access APIs and app stores. If you intend to take advantage of the core features of Android, iOS and Blackberry SDKs, better go for PhoneGap as its tailor-made for that.


Author: Melanie Antoine

Openwave Computing is a premier Information Technology leader, providing exemplary services to the clients worldwide since 1997. We have transformed companies through the value chain, providing technology to attain a competitive advantage. We, Openwave, transform our relationships from being just a service partner to a strategic partner. We excel in understanding their unique requirements and customize our services to fulfill all their technology needs.

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