May 18, 2010

Top 4 Tools for Mobile Application Development Using JavaScript

JavaScript is used not only for web pages and web applications, but also for creating real-time applications, server-side solutions, stand-alone applications for mobile and desktop. Mobile applications can be classified into two basic types: native apps and apps that run in browser. Native apps are always faster and powerful as they have complete access to file system and other native resources. Now it has become very easy to transform browser applications to native ones. Here are 4 interesting tools that can help you develop a native application.

Titanium Appcelerator: This dynamic tool allows you to create powerful mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android with native controls using common web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and Python.

PhoneGap: With PhoneGap you can build apps for a variety of mobile platforms such as iPhone, Google Android, Symbian, Palm and Blackberry using your HTML/JavaScript knowledge. PhoneGap can be a good alternative to Titanium Appcelerator.

JQTouch: This interactive tool allows you to create iPhone application to execute in a Webkit browser. There is a good alternative to jQTouch called IUI. You can find it on Google Code.

XUI: The development of PhoneGap revealed slow load times of for modern JavaScript frameworks such as Prototype, MooTools, YUI, Ext and jQuery. XUI is specifically designed for handling mobile space implementations which do not necessarily require extensive cross browser compatibility.

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