Onsen UI

  • September 11, 2016

Onsen UI is acustom-elements based HTML5 framework designed to deliver remarkable user experience for hybrid apps. It is built around the Topcoat, AngularJS, and HammerJS. Latest changes make it possible to work with jQuery.

Onsen UI helps developing web and hybrid apps for both iOS and Android using Javascript. While coming up with hybrid apps, you can use Onsen UI in conjunction with Monaca IDE and PhoneGap command line/Cordova. This framework is fully documented thus easy to use.

Onsen UI main features include

  • Open and Free Source. Its design offers quality user experience and user interface for the hybrid and mobile apps.
  • Framework agnostic. This feature means that Onsen UI is fit for use with any other front-end framework.
  • Built-in Theme Roller. Users can make their templates.
  • Multi-screen Support.
  • Font Awesome support.

Onsen UI framework is the perfect solution for developing various apps such as hybrid apps because it is easy to use and has excellent results. Also, it never locks you due to its fully open source. It offers the option of deploying your applications (apps) to the server to utilize as a tool for building a high-performance website.

Since it is based on Topcoat framework, it provides a native-like appearance and looks. On the other hand, its sturdy architecture structure for mobile apps offers powerful features. In case you are disappointed with lacking of native-like performance, then you should go for Onsen UI.


  • September 11, 2016

Cordova is an open source mobile app development framework that enables users to utilize the standard web inventions and technology. These technologies include the HTML5, JavaScript as well as CSS3 for cross-platform making.

Apps normally executed within wrappers that are aimed to each platform. They also rely on API bindings to get access to the device’s functionalities such as network status, data as well as sensors.

Cordova can be used by a web developer who wishes to deploy a web application that is set for distribution in different app stores. Also, Cordova apache can be used by those web developers who wishes to extend and app transversely on more than one platforms; the developer does not need to re-implement the app with each platforms tools or language.

The Cordova architecture consists of WebView, WebApp as well as Plugins. Cordova offers two ways in which you can make a mobile app. One is the Cross Platform Workflow (CLI); this path is used in case you want your app to run in as many OS as possible. The second one is the Platform Centered Workflow that focuses on building an application in use on a single platform.

Cordova is installed basically on the above two main paths. It is recommended that when starting out, you should use the cross-platform workflow to create apps.


  • September 3, 2016

One of the factors to consider in mobile app frameworks is speed. The ionic framework is built and designed to perform greatly on the modern mobile phone devices since it has a high speed that most mobile users seek.

It is tailor made with web best application practices for instance it has an efficient DOM rendering; it is fairly easy to use. The ionic offers a library mobile with the following merits: works with predefined components, it also offers optimized HTML, gestures and tools.

It further offers a command- line interface that offers features like live reload, emulators, hardware accelerated transitions, and touch optimized gestures. Ionic has a unique style that is ready made mobile components, typography, and gorgeous yet extensive base themes that adapts to each platform.

The Ionic framework is based on Angular java script MVVM (model view viewmodel).The ionic combines perfectly with Angular java script giving a perfect match of a brand for mobile phones.


  • September 3, 2016

This is a modular web framework that works on the OS X, Ubuntu and iOS. It can also be defined as an open source that accepts the pull requests. This modular web framework is written in pure swift.

It is meant for offering request routing by the use of pattern matching. This is through the complete swift type safety for the request parameters and details.

Vapor can be used to come up with a full web service with a complete website or the JSON responses. This requires either the template views or the pure HTML views that are rendering the use of stencil or the Mustache.

Vapor also comprises tools for the aid of custom cookies. Besides this, there is an additional clever validation feature in the framework. These are mainly meant to validate any kind of data that features into your application.

The other similar tools to vapor include the Runstatus, Hund and SwiftyBeaver among others.