The days when mobile developers used to face issues with HTML and CSS code are the talks of past now. Mobile developers have now widened their scope of expertise to not only resolve all these issues but are also designing and developing such mobile websites that are touch-friendly, have impressive layouts and are based on frameworks that will work flawlessly on tablets as well as smartphones.
1. jQuery Mobile
However, the reason for it being developers’ favorite is also that it is a developer-friendly platform. With the easy access to integrate sliders and switchers, jQuery Mobile does not require any heavy coding base.
2. The M Project
Being the platform which supports different devices, The M Project makes it easier to develop websites and apps for desktop systems, smartphones, and tablets. You can conveniently isolate the information from business logic. This open module type framework has model-view-controller (MVC) architecture.
3. Appcelerator Titanium
Clubbing the impacts of cloud computing with the steadiness of open source effortlessly, this platform can be used to develop mobile apps for both the Android as well as Apple phones. You can use it to build switches, popovers, tabs and views.
4. Sencha Touch
If you are planning to implement the ‘mobile first’ strategy while developing your website then Zepto is the platform to enable that in a convenient and fast manner. This platform is solely designed for WebKit browsers like Chrome and Safari and is preferred because of being extremely light (only 5KB).
6. DHTMLX Touch
If you want a platform that does not require any heavy coding and comes with an easy-to-use interface then DHTMLX Touch is exactly what you are looking for. It allows you to create designs for all the touch devices as well as smartphones by churning out various kinds of mobile applications for different mobile platforms.
If you are planning to develop a game then LimeJS is your platform dedicated for the exact purpose. Using HTML is different manners, it helps in creating touch screen friendly games. Besides, these games will work not only in the app stores of the users but can also be searched and played on the browser.
If you have been using jQuery Mobile then using jQTouch won’t be that difficult task for you. Just like its family platform, jQTouch also consists of a widget library that supports semantic markup language.
However, it also has a drawback that app developed using jQTouch will function only on the small screen (read ‘smartphones’).
To make your task easier than you would have thought of, Mobilize.js allows you to import a desktop website directly onto the platform and thereafter convert it into a mobile website. Being an open source tool with WordPress version, you simply do not need to make any changes in the server as it will automatically detect the mobile browser and integrate it.
Ashish Sharma is a content marketing head at WeDigTech – An offshore mobile app development company in India working on iPhone Apps, Android Apps, Windows Apps. Helping Enterprises & StartUps for Web & Mobile Applications Consulting and Development from domestic to MNCs.