10 Framework To Help Build Mobile Web Application

December 20th, 2010 by aditia rahman / 3 Comments  

     

Day by day, web application framework make our development easier and faster, with the growing of mobile devices such as smartphone and tablet pc for browsing the web, the web framework need to meet the difference screen for each devices, different user experience. These are the list of framework (well not all actually a framework) that can be choosen by you for developing mobile web application, some provide full user interface and some only provide a basic framework.

1. Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is one of the product of SenchaInc, the first HTML5 mobile JavaScript framework that allows developer to develop mobile web apps that look and feel native on iPhone and Android touchscreen devices. Sencha Touch built like the ExtJS component, if have some experience with ExtJS I believe it will bring the advantage for easier learning.

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2. jQuery Mobile

I think this is the most awaited in mobile web application framework, because the popularity of jQuery, this framework is not the first but getting a lot of attention, jQuery Mobile: Touch-Optimized Web Framework for Smartphones & Tablets. 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.

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3. 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.

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4. DTHMLX Touch

DHTMLX Touch is an HTML5-based JavaScript library for building mobile web applications. It’s 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.

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5. jQTouch

This is not a framework but just a jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and other forward-thinking devices. Now this project a part of Sencha Labs, the company who developing Sencha Touch. I love the default theme that have black, dark look and feel.

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6. iWebKit

iWebKit is a file package designed to help you create your own iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad compatible website or webapp. The kit is accessible to anyone even people without any html knowledge and is simple to understand thanks to the included tutorials.

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7. Jo HTML5 Mobile App Framework

Joapp is a UI Widget Framework With a side of DOM, event and data stuff , Open Source Under a friendly OpenBSD License , Cross Platform webOS, iOS, Android, Symbian, Safari, Chrome, Dashboard Widgets. Light and Efficient Minified JavaScript is just over 8K with no dependancies, and compatible with PhoneGap Plus most other JavaScript frameworks

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8. iUI: iPhone User Interface Framework

iUI is a framework consisting of a JavaScript library, CSS, and images for developing advanced mobile webapps for iPhone and comparable/compatible devices. iUI has the following features: Create Navigational Menus and iPhone-style interfaces from standard HTML, use or knowledge of JavaScript is not required to create modern mobile web pages, ability to handle phone orientation changes, provide a more “iPhone-like” experience in your Web apps.

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9. Sproutcore

SproutCore is an HTML5 application framework for building responsive, desktop-caliber apps in any modern web browser, without plugins.

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10. 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 created by Thomas Fuchs the author of script.aculo.us, the javascript user interface framework.

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With all the choice that we have, sometimes we confuse what should we choose, but I’m sure the most promising framework to use in the future are the first two, they are Sencha Touch, backed by strong company and jQueryMobile, that have very large community.

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