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5 Awesome Mobile App Development Platforms You Should Consider

5 Awesome Mobile App Development Platforms You Should Consider

If mobile app development is on your radar, then a basic knowledge of platforms for mobile app development is essential. Choosing the right platform is the first big step towards app development. The development approach is one of the most critical factors that decide an app’s success.

With mobility being the norm of the day, cross platform app development is a basic necessity and definitely a must-have skill. But with such a surge in demand, it has gotten easier. All you need now is a strong knowledge HTML, CSS and JavaScript to successfully make an app.Though native development is still not dead, it is always good to be on the safer side and engage in cross platform development.

Check out these awesome HTML5 mobile development platforms and pick the ones most optimal for you.

5 Awesome Mobile App Development Platforms You Should Consider


Ionic is a framework built on Sass and swears by the approach of ‘build once and deploy anywhere. It’s a front-end framework that is performance focused and apt for people that are obsessed with the app’s speed. The framework comes with AngularJS that makes your applications look elegant, rich, powerful and interactive. Ionic does not require any 3rd party JS library and comes with a good set of Ionicons, re-usable HTML classes and components such as the toggles, header, footer, tab bar and much more.


A popular open source JavaScript based platform, PhoneGap can be used to create platform independent applications across operating systems/devices. Give the native programming language a pass and build with jQuery Mobile, which can compile the app using its SDK and is ready to install across the operating systems. The PhoneGap is based on Cordova, which comes with a bunch of API’s that connect with the devices’ contacts, geolocation, camera and compass.

Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is another mobile app framework that’s compatible across platforms such as the Android, iOS and Blackberry. This framework has been the choice of Fortune 100 companies, of which 50% are on Sencha Touch. The Sencha Touch is powered by HTML5 and CSS3, provides APIs and components that are compatible with the current modern browsers and platforms. For those that can afford to take time for development and emphasize upon robustness, then Sencha Touch is a good choice. It supports PhoneGap and Cordova and also provides the feel of a native app.


Junior makes use of CSS3 transitions for a smooth performance, has UI components from Ratchet and uses Zepto plug-in (just like jQT). It can be integrated with backbone.js views and routers. Junior is ideal for applications that give a native look to it. The platforms compatible are iOS, Android and Windows.


This is one of the frameworks thathave a relatively shorter learning curve. It is also simpler to implement and gives you the control over your apps. Lungo comes loaded with a powerful JavaScript API and comes with good looking UI components, default styles for your mobile app. Lungo supports platforms of iOS, Android, Blackberry, WebOS and Firefox OS.

There are few other platforms that could be added to this list yet these are the ones we chose. Need advice on mobile application development or a partner? Innopplinc is here to serve you the best.