Top 6 Hybrid Mobile App UI Frameworks

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Mobile app is the best of both worlds – native and web apps. Hybrid apps are gaining popularity amongst the developers because they have to code apps for once and then run them on any platform with no extra coding.

  • Ionic

Ionic is the pioneer of mobile app frameworks. If your app performance is a major concern for you, go for Ionic framework. Ionic is based on HTML 5 and it mainly focusses on performance. It needs no third party integration with JS library. To make a big interactive app, it can be clubbed with Angularjs. Both frameworks together work really well. Ionic has few reusable HTML classes and a set of inbuilt icons set called Ionicons.

  • Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is mature framework based on HTML5/CSS3. An enterprise targeted framework, Sencha Touch has its core at ExtJS. It scores high because of the fact that you can create great performance applications with near native experience.

  • Mobile Angular UI

Angular is pretty much the perfect solution for handling data binding. Data binding in Angular apps involves the automatic synchronization of data between the model (or customer input source) and the “view”. When the model changes, the view rejects the change, and vice versa. By cutting short multiple steps, Angular can be a very appealing option.

  • React Native

ReactJS is an exceptional framework for managing the DOM (Document Object Model), especially when when if comes to handling huge amount of data. React works by creating a virtual DOM in JavaScript that acts as an intermediate representation of the DOM. Because of this representation it becomes easier to decide which elements to change in the DOM and what the results may be.

  • PhoneGap

PhoneGap is based on Cordova and is used for comping and packaging to release the app. It comes with set of APIs that can connect to phones basic inbuilt functions like camera, location, contacts etc. PhoneGap community also has an amazing support team.


It is quite similar to Phonegap but more lightweight. It uses lightweight javascript to eliminate performance issues on HTML5. This new kid on the block focuses more on graphics. It is used for more sophisticated, graphic rich applications that focus on rendering 2D, 3D graphics, game related animations and stuff like that. This framework is mainly used for hybrid mobile development and not for web based applications. It can be used with Angularjs too.

Hope this article was helpful in learning about the most famous mobile app frameworks. Are you looking for a company to create hybrid mobile app for you? Feel free to contact us. We have an in-house mobile application development services team that is experienced and dynamic to handle all types of applications.

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