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7 Top JavaScript Frameworks for Mobile App Development

7 Top JavaScript Frameworks for Mobile App  Development

Introduction

Here is the thing: when you are mobile app developers, you will need to use certain programming languages depending on the platform. For example, Android applications make use of JavaScript while iOS apps make use of the Objective-C programming languages, respectively. That being said, JavaScript can still be used on iOS applications, albeit with some limited features. Do note that JavaScript is actually a broad discipline, so today, I am going to help you decide which framework to use if you’re looking to create mobile applications.

1. Appcelerator Titanium


If you want an easy framework to use so that you can create applications for mobile and desktop use, then the Appecelator’s Titanium can help you with that. With this framework, you can pretty much use JavaScripts on your lines of code, however, you can also add some HTML and CSS elements as well. The Titanium SDK (Software Development Kit) has been widely used by beginner developers due to its ease of use as well as an extensive set of tools.

2. Sencha Touch


With a vast feature-set, Sencha Touch is actually one of the best JavaScript frameworks available today. If you can think of a feature that you want to implement on your mobile application, you can do so with the use of the Sencha Touch SDK. Whether you’re incorporating offline storage and 3D effects on your application, you can do just that using this software development kit.

3. jQuery Mobile


The jQuery Mobile SDK is very useful if you want to create an application as well as a mobile version of your website. This is especially useful for businesses who do just that. The thing that makes jQuery Mobile great apart from the already mentioned feature is that you only have to write some lines of code and the SDK will do the rest. They  are taking the “write less, do more” approach seriously.

4. Meteor

If you are looking to develop more interactive applications, then Meteor is for you. The thing I like about this framework is that it allows you to push any changes that you want easily on all of the platforms. So whether you need to change something and you’repushing it to the iOS and Android versions of your application, you can do so by using the framework. Another benefit of this is that it streamlines the process of data synchronization thanks to the MongoDB API that is included in the kit as well.

5. Ratchet


An easy-to-use framework for developers and designers, Ratchet allows you to simplify the design and the coding process. You can easily implement the use of CSS, HTML, and Java all when using its creative and colorful interface.

6. NativeScript


As you’ve probably guessed by looking at its name, the NativeScript is a JavaScript framework which helps you implement certain changes that can be simultaneously implemented on the many versions of your app. Think of this as the same as Meteor, except that it doesn’t have the data synchronization abilities of the former.

7. React Native


The last framework on the list is React Native. This is useful if you want to create Native apps- apps that are solely developed for use on only one platform. It offers extensive usability and you can use not only JavaScripts but also HTML and CSS as well.

 

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Ruben Steward

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