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What’s Framework7? Checkout its Pros & Cons before you get started

What’s Framework7? Checkout its Pros & Cons before you get started

22 November, 2019 by img Jatin Panchal in Android App Development
What’s Framework7? Checkout its Pros & Cons before you get started

What’s Framework7? Checkout its Pros & Cons before you get started

Framework7 is a free and open source framework for mobile HTML. It is used for developing hybrid mobile apps or web apps.

Framework7 is also for prototyping tool. it allows to create web apps, progressive web apps (PWA) and iOS and Android apps with native look and feel. Framework7 paired with extra tools like Electron and NW.js allows to build native desktop apps.

Why Framework 7 ?

    • – Easy to develop apps for iOS and Android.
    • – Easy to learn and implement.
    • – Contain plenty of pre-styled widgets/components.
    • – It has built-in helper libraries.
    • – Completely free No license fees AT ALL !!.

Features:

  • – Framework7 has easy and familiar jQuery syntax to get started without any delay.
  • – To control click delay for touch UI’s, Framework7 has built-in FastClick library.
  • – Framework7 has built-in grid system layout for arranging your elements responsively.
  • – Framework7 dynamically loads pages from templates via flexible router api.
  • – Framework agnostic : can be used with React, Angular and other templating engines like Handlebars.
  • – Extend the framework and share with the community. Already includes many useful plugins listed on their site like an welcome/tutorial screen, indexed scroll list, 3D Panels, additional custom keyboards and more.
  • – Icons : includes some basic ones (menu, search), but you can use any icon font or library with it such as Font Awesome or Ionicons. Check out the starter templates on noodl.io for more examples of using icons.

Read more Here: 5 Best Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks 2019

Pros of Framework7

  • – It’s in-dependent from any third-party library even for DOM manipulation. Instead, it has its own custom DOM7.
  • – It’s also be used with Angular and React frameworks.
  • – You can start creating apps once you know HTML, CSS and some basic JavaScript.
  • – Supports faster development via Bower.
  • – Easy to develop apps for iOS and Android without learning it.

Cons of Framework7

  • – Framework7 only supports platforms like iOS and Android.
  • – The online community support for Framework7 framework is less compared to iOS and Android.
  • – Average documentation
  • – Confusion over platform support
  • – If you don’t like HTML5 mark-up-based solutions, then this is not a framework for you.

How to install ?

There are 2 ways to download Framework7:

Download Framework7 Library from CDNs

A CDN or Content Delivery Network is a network of servers designed to serve files to users. If you use a CDN link in your web page, it moves the responsibility of hosting files from your own servers to a series of external ones. This also offers the advantage that if a visitor to your webpage has already downloaded a copy of Framework7 from the same CDN, it won’t have to be re-downloaded. You can include the following CDN files into the HTML document.

CDN for iOS App layout:

<link rel = “stylesheet”

href = “https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/framework7/1.4.2/css/framework7.ios.min.css” />

Framework7 iOS CSS Library:

<link rel = “stylesheet”

href = “https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/framework7/1.4.2/css/framework7.ios.colors.min.css” />

CDNs for Android/Material App Layout:

<script src = “https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/framework7/1.4.2/js/framework7.min.js”></script>

Framework7 JS library:

<script src = “https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/framework7/1.4.2/css/framework7.material.min.css”></script>


Ampps Server
We use AMPPS (AMPPS is a WAMP, MAMP and LAMP stack of Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, PHP, Perl & Python) server to execute all our examples.

In the downloaded/installed package we need files from the dist/ folder.

Dist folder path:

Bydefault dist/ folder path is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Ampps\www\dist

Put your HTML, .JS and CSS files in your server root folder (dist folder), open local host and then run the page.

Resource Link: https://www.javatpoint.com/framework7-installation

 

Conclusion:

Nowadays, Framework7 is widely used framework as It makes the hybrid mobile app building process easier and more effective. The native look and feel it provides for iOS and Android are an important advantage. One of the limitations of Framework7 is that, in the present state, it supports only iOS and Android.

If you are interested in any type of technologies regarding working or development using framework7 and other technologies, feel free to contact Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.  We are offering outsourcing Mobile App Development Services India with delivering result-oriented & feature-packed hybrid app development solutions.

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Jatin Panchal is Founder & Managing Director of Rlogical Techsoft Pvt. Ltd, a custom web & mobile app development company specialized in Outsourcing Web Development Services, Android, iOS and IoT App development.

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