What are the AngularJS Frameworks Needed for App Development

Popular AngularJS Frameworks elopment

Published October 25,2018 12 months ago Posted By Justinas Danis

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There have been continuous developments in the AngularJS framework, a client-side framework, and a very popular structured framework to develop dynamic one- page applications. Being introduced by Google in the year 2012, it has a huge multinational corporate support.

The angular framework supports various platforms because most of the features permit decoupling of an app logic from the Document Object Model or DOM manipulation. Owing to several efficient features of AngularJS framework, it happens to be a better option for most businesses, mainly for app development.

So, we at Cingant, a company with mobile app development in Lithuania, has created a list of some best angular JS frameworks that you must know about.

  1. Angular UI Bootstrap

Purpose: Web Application and Development

Release date: 2012

Website: http://angular-ui.github.io/bootstrap/

This was created on best kind of front-end frameworks called Bootstrap, and happens to be a mix of native bootstrap HTML components and CSS comprising AngularJS directives. Being a highly potential framework, powered by bootstrap, it has several innate elements and is the most popular bootstrap based framework as per the conducted survey.

Advantages

  • Nearly perfect conversion of the framework.
  • A stable framework for several years.
  • Instant community support.
  • Requirements for jQuery is not a must.

Limitations

  • Customization is a little difficult.
  • Customizing with extra functionalities need continuous effort.
  1. Ionic Framework

Purpose: Mobile App and Mobile Applications Development

Release date: 2013

Website: http://ionicframework.com/

Its main focus is to develop mobile applications and also web apps. Iconic is optimized with AngularJS directives to support the making of HTML-powered apps which enable better CSS3 user interfaces. Developers use the “iconic creator” to make the development process faster and easier.

Being built on SAAS, this offers a free and open source Software Development Kit that has responsive UI components needed for creating hybrid phone apps for smart devices which are touch sensitive.

Advantages

  • Excellent forum support.
  • Various tools are given by iconic market and Ionic.IO.
  • Possible optimization for iOS and Android-based touch devices.
  • Fast performance.
  • Comes with a facility of 3rd party resources like plugins and themes.
  • Access to the CLI tool.

Limitations

  • Talking about features, this framework is lacking behind OnsenUI.
  • The latest features of AngularJS are not supported by AngularJS.
  • The animations might not function on slow mobile devices
  • The UI is quite dull.
  1. Mobile Angular UI

Purpose: Mobile App and Mobile Applications Development

Release date: 2013

Website: http://mobileangularui.com/

A UI framework which was developed for creating advanced phone applications. A well-preferred framework by developers for designing HTML5 powering mobile apps.

It has syntax from bootstrap 3 but with some added phone-specific components, like overlays, sidebars, scrollers, switches etc.

Advantages

  • A very light-weight and faster framework.
  • Consists of phone bootstrap 3 syntaxes.
  • With mobile-only components, an amazing choice by mobile app developers.
  • Easy and simple conversion from desktop to phone.

Limitations

  • A nonexistent community is a real drawback.
  • Requires better improvement in comparison to the ionic framework and OnsenUI.
  • A framework with below average documentation.
  1. Angular Foundation

Purpose: Web and Web Application Development

Release date: 2014

Website: http://pineconellc.github.io/angular-foundation/

With certain modifications, this framework can adopt AngularJS directives and custom elements of HTML. With these extra components, developers can design web applications using various elements of HTML.

If you think, ‘foundation’ is a better choice than ‘bootstrap’, you should use this framework, this being an up-gradation of a basic framework. Features, like trigger, process bar, interchange, and pop-over are available to a user as semantic HTML components.

Advantages

  • Conversion method is quite effective and nearly perfect.
  • Some added components to the original components.
  • Does not need jQuery support.

Limitations

  • Follows, conventional single age documentation.
  • Very small or a nearly non-existent community.
  • Some main foundation components are not present here.
  1. LUMX

Purpose: Web and Web Application Development

Release Date: 2014

Website: http://ui.lumapps.com/

This is a very interactive front-end framework like Angular Material and based on specifications of Google Material Design along with AngularJS. Lumx helps to build attractive applications with material design. This framework is created on Neat, Bourbon, and SASS with attractive functionalities and amazing features. If you want to design apps with rich features, Lumx is your answer.

Advantages

  • Amazing for rich- feature-oriented app design.
  • Has essential specifications and standards of documents as in Google Material Design.
  • Enables with automatic optimization of files for improving functionality.

Limitations

  • Can’t be verified in the production-ready state.
  • Poor documentation with some segments not at all described.
  1. OnsenUI

Purpose: Mobile App and Mobile Applications Development

Release date: 2013

Website: https://onsen.io/

This sets a big competition to an ionic framework, though it is less popular in comparison. Both onsen and ionic frameworks were released alongside, but onsen UI is considered as comparatively new.

This framework offers a dull, but faster UI with a specific flat-appearing bootstrap user interface.

Advantages

  • Onsen comes with customer-routing criteria which is comparatively simple to that of routing by AngularJS.
  • This framework has better tools like Monaca IDE.
  • With a huge 3rd-party plugin, this framework supports jQuery and AngularJS.
  • Used for web and mobile development.

Limitations

  • The UI is quite dull.
  • Community size is only average.
  • Onsen UI support is provided through Stack-Overflow.
  1. Angular Material

Purpose: Web and Web Application Development

Release date: 2014

Website: https://material.angularjs.org/latest/

This is a library of UI component mainly made for AngularJS programmers and developers. This framework offers more than 30 different UI components and services which next helps in building steady and highly functional web applications.

A framework inspired by the documents of  Google Material Design which designs amazing web-pages and follow principles of modern web designing.

Advantages

  • Follow the latest Google Material Design principles and documents.
  • The websites developed using Angular Material are responsive, fast and attractive.

Limitations

  • Not an evolved community.
  • Very bad support system.

These were the 7 most popular JavaScript frameworks to start with for highly responsive and attractive web pages and mobile applications.

Conclusion

A correct choice of a development framework can definitely make your project a success.  As a developer, there are numerous choices, but to pick the best AngularJS framework for the development of web and mobile applications is essential.

One essential thing to pay attention is documentation of AngularJS. So, you need to select a front-end framework that suits your business purposes to build your web and mobile apps.