Top 5 Hybrid Mobile Frameworks

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Top 5 Hybrid Mobile Frameworks

What Hybrid generally means? It is an offspring of two different species. Similarly, while developing mobile applications Hybrid mobile frameworks means an application that is a mixture of the elements of both Native apps and Web applications through which these type of apps are made to work on multiple platforms. These apps can be built within lesser time as compared to native apps and also the appearance of a hybrid mobile application can vary from platform to platform.

  • React Native

 It is a mobile application framework that builds a hierarchy of UI components to build the JavaScript code and is used to create applications to access platform feature like the phone camera, the user’s location, etc  It also provides the support of copying the code base between iOS and android and also provides the advantage of Live and Hot Reloading. It is almost likely that you have used it in your apps like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Skype, etc and the coding of the applications will still be done via React and Javascript.

  • Xamarin

It is a framework to develop cross-platform mobile applications. Though there are many different frameworks for cross-platform mobile applications, still Xamarin is different because it uses a single language only and is known to abide by the WORA (Write once, Run anytime) principle. It integrates with Visual Studio, Microsoft’s IDE for the .NET Framework, extending Visual Studio for Android and iOS development. It is easy to run tests on these framework applications. Examples of these Framework applications include CA Mobile, Picturex, Insightly CRM, etc

  • Ionic

Ionic is a complete open-source Software Development Kit for hybrid mobile app development from a single codebase that is built with intuitive UI components that accelerate app development and can be deployed virtually anywhere. It is considered among the topmost choice of most of the developers. CSS portions of the framework are enough to develop native-looking applications. Since the reliability is more on CSS, JavaScript, and HTML – the code is more maintainable and also assures quicker development. Examples of this ionic framework have applications like MarketWatch, Pacifica, McDonald’s Türkiye, etc

  •  OnsenUI

Onsen UI is an open-source UI hybrid mobile framework and components for HTML5, based on PhoneGap / Cordova. It allows developers to create mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript. It comes with a nice set of documents that explains each and everything in detail with examples of the common application structures. The Onsen UI is also compatible with jQuery and comes with enough features like the Font Awesome, built-in Theme Roller, Screen Transition and many more.

  • PhoneGap

PhoneGap is a software development framework by Adobe Systems, which is used to develop mobile applications. It is such a framework that the developers can use the same code for different platforms and use their existing website development knowledge to quickly build apps that are supported by multiple mobile operating systems. It develops applications under a wrapper native app shell and then implements them in the native stores for various available platforms. It also comes with the provision of a cloud service named “Build” that compiles applications without the requirement of any software development kit installed on the environment. Examples of this framework include Wikipedia – Free Encyclopedia, HealthTap – Personal Health Advisor, TripCase – Travel Planner, etc

Jayant Sharma
Jayant Sharma
Managing Director, Founder @ Phontinent Technologies