Other App Frameworks

Reactive Native

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Runs fast
  • Open source
  • Uses native architecture and concept
  • You can only use components available to native application platforms
  • Excellent error reporting
  • CSS Flexbox is used for layout design
  • Ever growing community plus large 3rd party support
  • Learn once, write anywhere

Pros and Cons

Cons

 

  • Because of different OS flows, it's not a write-once-run-anywhere framework
  • Need to understand that iOS platform uses different layout flow, components, design patterns compared to Android. Because of this it’s impossible to create one solution to cover everything.
  • Need to be pretty strong at JavaScript
  • Currently it only supports two major platforms, iOS and Android.

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Ionic

  • Is an HTML5 SDK that helps you build hybrid apps with web technologies (UI framework)
  • Helps create visual elements- UI and design
  • Still use PhoneGap, HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build out your app

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Open source and free
  • Helps aid in the front-end development of hybrid apps
  • Lots of documentation and support
  • Lets you write the same app once and distribute across multiple platforms
  • Uses the angular.js framework which can help speed up development
  • Supports Cordova and PhoneGap
  • Large number of 3rd party plugins

Pros and Cons

Cons

  • Runs slower since it's not completely native
  • Need to know HTML 5/CSS/JavaScript to take full advantage of Iconic
  • Doesn't have as many features as other frameworks
  • Need to know Angular.js to do anything complex

Sencha Touch

  • HTML5 mobile app framework
  • Has a native look and feel
  • Can be used with Cordova/PhoneGap or it's native framework to package apps
  • Good for enterprises 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Sencha has produced various different products
  • Can start for free
  • Good documentation
  • Has a UI and theme library
  • Can package using PhoneGap or Cordova
  • Helps create hybrid apps using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Pros and Cons

Cons

  • Slower
  • Commercial, not open source
  • Cost
  • Doesn't have 3rd party plugins

Appcelerator Titanium

  • JavaScript framework used for mobile development
  • Write a native app using JavaScript
  • Similar to PhoneGap in a way because it attempts to offer a cross-platform approach using wen technologies

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Faster
  • Uses UI native components
  • Uses JavaScript to code across all platforms
  • Good documentation
  • Has a market place for 3rd party plugins and add on apps
  • Popular

Pros and Cons

Cons

  • Cost
  • Commercial - not open source
  • Can be complex, steep learning curve
  • Need to have expert knowledge of JavaScript

Framework 7

 

  • Popular framework for building iOS apps
  •  Uses CSS, JavaScript and HTML
  • Has a native look and feel
  • Provides iOS features out of the box
  • Access to a UI library  that includes list views, side panels and modals that can be used without JavaScript
  • Free and open source

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