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Framework 7

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Full Featured HTML Framework For Building iOS & Android Apps

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Framework 7 review by Bence F.
Bence F.
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"The most amazing and most underrated mobile UI framework of all"

What do you like best?

I've been using Framework 7 for 6 months for developing Apache Cordova based mobile apps and for someone who comes from web development I think it's clearly the easiest and most fully featured framework to get started with. The strongest point of Framework 7 is definitely the learning curve which is almost non-existent in this case; if you have at least at least an intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (and maybe even jQuery) and don't have a lot of time to learn something new, this is most certainly the droid you're looking for. Thanks to the amazing official documentation filled with real-life examples ranging from basic to pretty advanced ones, you can put together an application UI in a couple of hours even just by copying, pasting and modifying code from the examples. Framework 7 boasts a strictly mobile optimized jQuery-like custom DOM library called Dom7 under the hood which is super easy to use if you've used jQuery before - it has almost exactly the same methods and features the same chaining capabilities. The framework performs quite well on lower-end devices too, but it really shines through on mid to high-end ones, especially if you're planning to take advantage of Cordova's pluggable webviews like Crosswalk or WKWebView.

What do you dislike?

Although Framework 7 is an amazing work of art, being as underrated as it is means that sometimes for more advanced questions you encounter you won't always find ready-to-use answers on the official forums, let alone StackExchange. Although I've rarely came across such issues, it's still possible that heavy customizing of built-in components might raise questions or issues that you actually need to ask about from the developer(s). Although I've seen pretty good response times and a very fair attitude of the main developer, Vladimir Kharlampidi. It's also worth mentioning that some people might regard Framework 7 at the time of my review as an "einmannfirma" (one man firm), as he's without question THE main developer of the project. In other words, it's not an entire development team behind Framework 7, but for one I'm very happy with the way he designed and implemented it, and since the project is on Github, anyone is welcome to fork it and/or submit pull requests.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to reuse your existing HTML, CSS, JS (& jQuery) knowledge instead of learning a high level UI framework from scratch, go with Framework 7!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think the primary reason (web) developers like and choose Cordova for mobile app development is because they can reuse a vast amount of knowledge they already know about the technology (including it's weaknesses, quirks and pitfalls as well). They don't have to learn something completely new from scratch. Going with Framework 7 instead of Angular, React or the other hundred UI frameworks with custom syntax and loads of dependencies provides the same satisfying experience and sense of achievement when you've started with Cordova. It's definitely my go-to framework when I need to do something straightforward and when I need to do it fast.

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Framework 7 review by Khalil A.
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"Amazing. The documentation along with the animation responsiveness provides for a smooth UX."

What do you like best?

The documentation would have to be my favorite part. Its difficult nowadays to really know what each framework's purpose is and how to use it. I also really enjoyed the animations. Smooth transitions mean a lot, if it even acts clunky, users will immediately be detracted from it. Keeping everything modular was also a plus, the fact that I can take out what I don't need and repurpose it for something else or even add more than what's required for future features is really nice.

What do you dislike?

At the time of me using framework 7, there was only one theme that didn't look well on Android devices. Although framework 7 was built around the Apple atmosphere, there's still a large portion of Android users who want the same experience but a little more Material Styled.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Probably one issue that most have when it comes to application development, cross-platform. Many of my clients have requested that they would like a native experience for their application on multiple devices, which usually means rewriting everything or finding some clunky way to do it. It becomes an issue when one project turns into 3 or 4 because of compatibility with other devices. This solves that issue by allowing me to focus on getting the application to work rather than look native. It's like a project that's already half way done.

What Mobile Development Frameworks solution do you use?

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Framework 7 review by Pierre C.
Pierre C.
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"Used more than 3 times on real industry projects for iOS and Android apps"

What do you like best?

Simplicity and documentation of this framework are awesome compared to competitor (aka. Ionic.)

The best thing is that you can use whatever JS framework, especially Vanilla.js :) and the whole product is clean, fast, light and comes naturally in my design and development process. Use the based Grunt files to start development, incorporate Cordova on top of it and you have a perfect hybrid apps machine !

What do you dislike?

I don't have really bad issue to submit except the status bar management

Recommendations to others considering the product

Completness and simplicity

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multi slide with animation for iPad applications (iOS app on iPad)

Quiz (iOS app on iPad)

Bubblz!, an app to be submitted on Appstore soon : iOS/iPhone meme picture

Framework 7 review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"RAD, performant and easy"

What do you like best?

I like the built in components for both android and iOS. And with their latest updates, they are now supporting Vue and React.js.

What do you dislike?

F7 is a little bit hard to customize, you have to be a novice designer to modify UI appearance. And the support is awful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great UI library for building rapid hybrid mobile apps, if you're still learning React Native or other cutting edge solutions. This library is perfect for you

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

F7 solves the long development time of native android and iOS apps. I'm using it with cordova and I'm really amazed that I can build a working app in just 2 weeks.

Framework 7 review by Alessandro R.
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"The "Bootstrap" of mobile"

What do you like best?

It allows you to focus on the logic of the app, because it manages well every aspect of the application: already-done components, routing, templating, DOM Manipulations.

What do you dislike?

It is not very easy to switch between material design and iOS theme.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously we developed some apps with Cordova + jQUery Mobile creating all the UI components on our own. We needed to highly optimize every feature of jQuery Mobile otherwise it would have feel sluggish.

WIth Framework7 we can use Material components without reinventing the wheel and Dom7 is faster than jQM.

Framework 7 review by Sepehr Y.
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"If someone uses phonegap to develop apps this is the best UI framework!"

What do you like best?

Native look for both ios and android UI. Also the developer listens to every requests and develop them freely!

What do you dislike?

Well there's nothing much that I dislike about framework 7! It delivers a clean and native look UI perfectly!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I give this recommendation to people who want to use cordova/phonegap with framework 7:

If you want more performance, use react native! It uses native UI components and uses reactjs as logic. But if you just want to launch an app fast with little features use cordova + framework 7.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you don't want to pay for a iOS developer and an Android developer, and you don't want a complex app like a game, you can use phonegap+framework7 and launch your app very fast!

Framework 7 review by Jonathan P.
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"A Lightweight Framework with all you Need and Nothing you Don't"

What do you like best?

The low learning curve. One codebase for iOS, Android and Web.

What do you dislike?

The support forums are a bit difficult to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Manifesting app ideas.

Framework 7 review by Nicolás Joel E.
Nicolás Joel E.
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"Framework 7 provides an easy way to launch an app with a cohesive UI, and amazing UX"

What do you like best?

Framework 7 delivers exactly what is expected, a rapid and simple framework reliable enough to set up and app from the ground.

What do you dislike?

A simple yet noticeable thing is that some form elements aren't aligned with their respective guidelines both iOS and Google's Material Design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I launched a short-lived app, my first one to be exact, and Framework 7 helped making that a reality without having enough knowledge to do so.

Framework 7 review by Mohammad S.
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"Best tool for hybrid "

What do you like best?

look like native with amazing performance

components that cover mostly 99% of native controls.

easy to learn and well documented

What do you dislike?

with new version 2.* need just need to go through the documentation again even if you already familiar with v.1.*

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we just build the application once and deploy it everywhere, ios and android

Framework 7 review by 李秦琦 E.
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"Making hyper app can be much easier by using Framework 7"

What do you like best?

Framework 7 is definitely awesome if you're making hyper app for cross-platform environment. It's simple to use and can show native UI of both iOS and Android without changing functional code. It's a powerful tool for quick working app prototype development.

What do you dislike?

Framework 7 only supports UI of iOS 7+ and Android with Material Design. If you're making app for other platforms then Framework 7 may not be your choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was wanting to develop working app prototype within a very short period of time. Framework 7 enables fast prototyping for both iOS and Android.

Framework 7 review by Administrator
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"Making Studying Great Again"

What do you like best?

I like the stability of Framework 7. I have heard horror stories from other developers about other services so I searched hard for a good platform. Framework 7 allowed me to save and continue my work.

What do you dislike?

It was not as user-friendly as advertised. It took me several hours to get the hand of it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I wish it was more user-friendly..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A lot of college students want a way to get together and study for their classes. The app that I am developing allows people to post their contact information in order to form study groups.

Framework 7 review by Agency in Information Technology and Services
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"Framework7 is easier than building a website. Plus, it's super powerful! "

What do you like best?

Framework7 is well documented. Many other frameworks are bloated which means their documentation is bloated with unnecessary features. Framework7 is different, it's simple and powerful with all the features you need.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike anything! It works great with my in-house libraries.

I would however like to see it work with other mobile devices like smart watches and more up-coming devices. Could this potentially be modified to work with other devices like Smart TVs (AppleTV) and become an all-rounder framework.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's extremely simple to build apps. Which saves so much time! When you need a native looking app Framework7 is the way to go. It's also easier and faster to update my clients apps.

Framework 7 review by Saeed M.
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"Framework 7 is good for native mobile app development"

What do you like best?

Framework 7 is one of the best framework for mobile development. Nice themes, easy to use, lightweight , ...

are the most feature i've been liked.

What do you dislike?

The grid system is not good. when I want to use grid system it's not very flexible and I had to use bootstrap grid system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The app that I created was a simple app for browsing company website in mobile resolution.

Framework 7 review by Lucky E.
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"Its been really awesome"

What do you like best?

Fully documented, Library Agnostic and UI/UX.

What do you dislike?

Poor support on the forums, most important questions are left unanswered

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End-user apps

End users are getting savvier every day, and some of our mobile apps have given them access to more user experiences than ever before.

We also been able to build a large user base

Framework 7 review by Genesis Alberto G.
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"It is a good initiative , the project has a great capacity to grow"

What do you like best?

The support for ios (look and feel) is very good. The javascript API is simple, i like it.

What do you dislike?

For android, material design implementation is very poor. Need to add support for cache template (like angularjs)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

fast prototype

Framework 7 review by Agency in Internet
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"Framework 7 — true framework!"

What do you like best?

Framework 7 — easy to use full featured HTML Framework for building iOS & Android apps. Framework7 is definitely for you if you decide to build iOS or Android hybrid app (PhoneGap) or web app that looks like and feels as great native iOS and Google Material apps.

What do you dislike?

Nothink. Very useful and easy to integrate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No problems.

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