Best Mobile Development Frameworks Software

Mobile Development Frameworks give developers a generic foundation of functionality that can be modified for mobile application specific software. Frameworks can be in three categories: native frameworks for platform-specific development, mobile web app frameworks, and hybrid apps, which combine the features of both native and mobile web app frameworks. A company’s IT department will outline requirements and choose a framework based on their platform of choice. Native frameworks allow developers to utilize every functionality that is native to a mobile platform (iOS, Android, Windows, Galaxy). However, native frameworks are platform specific and can only create apps for one mobile platform. Hybrid frameworks lack the ability to utilize all native API functions, but still give developers tools to access a phone’s camera, geolocation, and notification system. Mobile development frameworks are often accessed and altered through a mobile development platforms.

To qualify for inclusion in the Mobile Development Framework category, a product must:

  • Provide software libraries outlining a mobile application’s basic structure
  • Possess an application’s default behaviors
  • Centralize base code
  • Possess locked and expandable structural components
  • Support HTML5, JavaScript, CSS or native coding languages

Mobile Development Frameworks Software Grid® Overview

The best Mobile Development Frameworks Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and scale (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: Apache Cordova, Ionic, Bootstrap, Kendo UI, and Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the market share and scale of the Leaders. High Performers include: Framework 7 and Ionic Pro
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: PhoneGap
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: jQuery Mobile, Native Script, Onsen UI, and React Native
G2 Crowd Grid® for Mobile Development Frameworks
Leaders
High Performers
Contenders
Niche
Phonegap
Apache cordova
Ionic
Bootstrap
Framework 7
Jquery mobile
Kendo ui
Native script
Onsen ui
React native
Syncfusion essential studio enterprise edition
Ionic pro
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