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Onsen UI

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Open source HTML5 hybrid app framework for PhoneGap & Cordova

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Onsen UI review by Mayand T.
Mayand T.
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"Good and Easy to use IDE"

What do you like best?

Hybrid app development is so much easier than native app development and with Onsen UI we can use our existing AngularJS, JQuery, Plain JS or ReactJS and HTML5 skills to create and publish an app in all the platforms (iOS, Android, Amazon Tablets(also Android) and Microsoft).

The apps have good performance in iOS and perform exactly like native iOS apps unless you have some map feature. The developers at OnsenUI do a good work in adding new elements, features like infinite scroll and UI frameworks like MaterialUI. They also have several sample apps for various needs so it is much easier and faster to use one of those apps and then start customizing them to fit your needs.

What do you dislike?

The price. They have increased the price in recent times. Although I find it much easier to use compared to ionic but smaller community base means that we have less public contribution and in some cases, some of the bugs take a long time to get fixed. Although the performance of the apps in iOS is much better but in Android, sometimes it is slower. Also, they should introduce native plugins for maps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are in need of an IDE or a UI Framework for Hybrid Apps, then you should consider OnsenUI. Although the community is not as big as ionic but it is easier to get started with.

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

I build Hybrid apps with OnsenUI that can work well in all the platforms.

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Onsen UI review by Laura C.
Laura C.
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"Onsen UI has the component that our mobile app was missing"

What do you like best?

Quickness with which integration can be made between missing UI components and our app. Also, the ease of use to deploy Onsen behind the scenes to make a user's experience on our app optimal.

What do you dislike?

The number of actual steps it takes to deploy or utilize the UI initially. We counted (6) steps from start to finish for what it takes to use a new UI, with a couple of the options seeming to be redundant/could have been consolidated.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Product fills a void no one else seems to be offering in the app world.

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

Our company's mobile app was in need of some upgrades to increase the ultimate experience provided by our app. Before, steps were clunky/awkward and missing some key transitional steps to improve user impression and ease of use of the site. Wanted to increase both the number of people who came to out site and stayed there.

What Mobile Development Frameworks solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Onsen UI review by Glenn O.
Glenn O.
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"Onsen UI review"

What do you like best?

Development is easier than native app development and with Onsen UI we can use our existing AngularJS, JQuery, Plain JS or ReactJS and HTML5 skills to create and publish an app in all computing platforms

They perform well in iOS and function like native iOS apps unless you have some map feature. There are also several sample apps for various needs making it much easier and faster to use one of those apps while allowing customization

What do you dislike?

The price. Too many increases in recent times. Some bugs take a long time to get addressed. Performance in iOS is much better but in Android, it is often slower. What about native plugins for maps?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be discriminating.

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

Multi platform compatibility and use.

Onsen UI review by Meshileya I.
Meshileya I.
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"What Onsen is to me"

What do you like best?

One thing i like about this Onsen UI is the way it makes work faster, neater and mind catching, when it comes to building an Hybrid Application. With the use of Cordova which helps to manage the hardware of the device which the application is to be implemented on, Onsen is what I will like to tell the world about.

What do you dislike?

Without a basic knowledge of scripting language, one wouldn't be able to carry out much on Onsen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want your job to be done faster and also, if you want to meet with a wide user, this is what you should simply focus more of your attention on.

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

Meeting with the deadlines of clients, even before the deadline date. Since i can actually write my Onsen Application once, then deploy on different OS, e.g Android, IOS, chrome, Windows, etc. It's fun doing this, because, I need not worry about the management of Hardware, since the hardware management (cordova) will actually help me meet every requirements been needed in actualizing the main purpose of the application itself.

Onsen UI review by Masahiro K.
Masahiro K.
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"CEO & Programmer"

What do you like best?

Material Design comes to be easily usable and thinks that it is splendid that the complicated movement is easily usable.A place to be able to easily make a hot mock is high in a point. I in this way can easily make the thing which you should show a user.When more templates are abundant, I am glad. In addition, I think that it becomes easier when there is the thing which put one way of line of flow from login together.It is charm that a document is Japanese.

What do you dislike?

Angular Js is difficult and becomes hard to understand it because it is mixed with jQuery.When more templates are abundant, I am glad. In addition, I think that it becomes easier when there is the thing which put one way of line of flow from login together.But there is a problem because it is easy to be clogged up when I am going to do a complicated thing. In addition, I may not express it to think standard CSS not to overwrite, and this, cutting it into pieces is necessary when I said so.Because there is the place where a source code is not expressed in Directive of Onsenui, I want you to evade contradiction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Deep knowledge for Angular js is necessary.

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

Even if there is not an excellent designer in the development of the company service, I can easily make a thing such as the application that Google makes and am connected for reduction in cost.

Onsen UI review by James P.
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"Decent mobile framework "

What do you like best?

Excellent framework integration. It supports Angular 1 and 2, Vue, React, jQuery, etc. The company behind it also has good tooling if you buy into it.

What do you dislike?

It has a somewhat limited component / feature set when compared to something like Ionic..

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your looking for something that provides a lot of components or features out of the box, it may otherwise be what you are looking for.

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

It allows you to prototype app UI's really quick with Cordova without buying into the complexity or structure some of its competitors carry.

Onsen UI review by Mark C.
Mark C.
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"Amazingly simple, efficient, and effective UI framework for hybrid app development!"

What do you like best?

Onsen has been an extremely quick and easy platform to get up and running with. Amazing applications with near native UI / UX has made this platform my preferred framework to work with now.

What do you dislike?

The only real downside to Onsen at the moment, is with the documentation. Due to Onsen still being developed, the docs are a work in progress; however, that downside is rectified by the amazingly active Onsen community in which you can engage with the actual Onsen developers with rapid response.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dive in and get active in the forums. Many people are there to help!

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

I am currently adapting robust charting with game analytics to provide responsive feedback to users.

Onsen UI review by Internal Consultant in Mining & Metals
Internal Consultant in Mining & Metals
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"Powerful yet Simple"

What do you like best?

The framework is beautiful and everything runs smooth which is very important to deliver an organic user experience in a mobile application.

OnsenUI is very simple to use without complex configuration and yet it provides powerful APIs to integrate to what you are developing.

What do you dislike?

You will see some errors time to time on the console, which comes from the framework. These error messages do not interrupt your app though and the development team are very responsive and will take care of the issues faster than you think.

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

Rapid prototyping for mobile apps.

The prototype would be amazing and you wouldn't even need to restart from scratch to develop the actual app.

The theme-roller is one of the best features of OnsenUI which will save you a lot of time and money.

Onsen UI review by Alessandro C.
Alessandro C.
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"Building an hybrid Android and iOS app with OnsenUI and Cordova"

What do you like best?

The entire UI is fully compatible with both Android and IOS, I had no problems with touch gestures, even on older and slower devices, and the entire framework uses a simple and intuitive markup.

The built-in AngularJS functionalities are a plus.

What do you dislike?

The documentation sometimes is a bit confusing on how to achieve something, in particular managing multiple screen or sections. The template system can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning, but nothing major. Overall the "dislikes" are really marginal.

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

Fast building and prototyping an hybrid application for both iOS and Android at the same time.

The client didn't have the budget for native apps, and OnsenUI saved us a lot of troubles on prototyping a suitable UI for both environments.

Onsen UI review by Agency in Internet
Agency in Internet
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"Use Onsen UI within 3 mobile apps"

What do you like best?

I use Onsen UI for mobile app since mid-2015. We first use Onsen UI for quickly obtain a standardized user experience close to native iOS framework. As we need to use angular.js too, Onsen UI quickly appears like a clean and nice alternative of Ionic UX framework. Since 2016, we use Onsen UI 2 wich provide a material design user interface.

What do you dislike?

We need to overcharge CSS directly in HTML source code, and overcharge is not simple to find.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Onsen UI can be use with Monaca which is compatible with Ionic and other software or language.

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

We can release standardized UX simply and quickly for our project. We can go faster to show final result for clients.

Onsen UI review by User in Insurance
User in Insurance
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"Feature rich, well documented"

What do you like best?

After trying a lot of other frameworks, Onsen UI turned out to be my framework of choice for SPAs. Integretes well with Angular and AngularJS and plays nice with other frameworks. It's a good alternative to bootstrap.

What do you dislike?

It's component model isn't always granular enough but this may be due to the desire to show complex component structures in more realistic scenarios.

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

Attemping to prototype applications was a breeze. With some apps realized in under a week. There are UX schemes that are unique to the framework but analagous to other frameworks and platforms. Resulting in new but familiar experiences

Onsen UI review by Derek C.
Derek C.
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"Great Hybrid App Develop UI Library"

What do you like best?

Lots of useful components.

Good documents and examples.

Low cost to learn.

Support AngularJS and react.

What do you dislike?

The navigation method different with angular router.

Cannot support windows platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

ionic

framework 7

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

Develop once, deploy to ios, android and pc web.

High speed develop and online.

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