Hybrid mobile app development is not only cost-effective, but also much more efficient since web developers are required to build only one single app, which will work across different platforms such as iOS, Windows, or Android. Naturally, such app development is considered much more profitable.
Today, we have numerous frameworks that help bridge the gap between both platforms, mobile and web. Depending on your need, you can choose the framework that best meets your needs.
The next favourite is Ionic, for hybrid mobile app development. Designed with native-styles UI elements, Ionic is based on HTML5 mobile app framework that can be used to build hybrid mobile apps. Ionic offers a number of advantages that make it popular. This includes an extensible base theme, interactive paradigms, and typography to name a few. Further, it is also scalable, open source, easy to maintain, but has a dependency on wrapping angular framework.
Agile is in the buzz word today and Framework 7, a hybrid mobile app framework makes the entire web development process agile. It has no external dependency on Angular or React, unlike other frameworks. It does not include a license fee, delivers a powerful performance, is open source, and includes a lot of UI elements.
Onsen UI is an open source framework that is completely independent. A strong contender against Ionic, Onsen UI is well received for its versatility and flexibility. Like other frameworks, it is also cross-platform compatible and supports tools such as Angular, React and Vue.js. It also has excellent documentation, which is hard to find and is very easy to use. A desktop app, it is optimized for efficient performance.
Supports cross-platform mobile app development including desktops, tablets, smartphone and e-readers such as Kindle or Noor; this framework also includes UIs that can be also be optimized for touch enabled devices.
Powered by CSS3 and HTML 5, Sencha Touch is a mobile framework that provides components, animations including APIs that are compatible with the current mobile platforms. This framework has a host of themes that give the feel of a native app. It supports both Cordova and PhoneGap.
Originally used by Twitter, Ratchet is an open-source project that was used by the former as an internal tool for their mobile app prototype. Version 2 includes two premade UI themes for iOS and Android. Ratchet comes with reusable HTML classes, Java plug-ins and a collection of UIs to develop simple mobile apps.
Designed for WebKit browsers, jQT is a Zepto plugin that lends itself to customization and can also be extended. Its theme can be modified using Compass or Sass and extend the framework using the required functions.