50 Open Source Mobile Tools: Page 2

Some of the best open source mobility management solutions, mobile security applications, mobile development tools and mobile apps for workers.


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18. Edhita

Edhita is an open source text editor that makes it easier to write code from your iPad or iPhone. Several related projects, including EDHFontSelector, EDHInputAccessoryView, EDHUtility and EDHFinder add functionality to the text editor. Operating System: iOS

19. Hammer.js

Hammer.js makes it easy to incorporate touch- and mouse-based gesture recognition into your code. By default it includes tap, doubletap, press, pan, swipe, pinch and rotate recognition. Operating System: OS Independent

20. Ionic

This front-end SDK for hybrid app development promises to help developers "create amazing apps." It includes several libraries of HTML, CSS and JavaScript components, gestures and tools, and it is optimized for use with AngularJS. Operating System: OS Independent

21. JQuery Mobile

Based on HTML5, JQuery Mobile helps developers create responsive apps that can be accessed from any mobile device. It includes a Theme Roller that simplifies the process of creating and applying custom themes. Operating System: OS Independent

22. jQT

With jQT, you can do Web development from your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Features include Sass-based themes, Zepto support, native WebKit animations, callback events, swipe detection, image preloading and more. Operating System: iOS, Android

23. Kurogo

Named after the stagehands in Japanese theater, Kurogo is mobile-optimized middleware that aids in the development of content-rich sites. Users include Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Brown University, Georgetown University and many other notable organizations. Operating System: Windows, Linux, iOS

24. LoopBack

Loopback describes itself as a "powerful Node.js framework for creating APIs and easily connecting to backend data sources." Add-ons are available to add push, file management, 3rd-party login, and geolocation capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS

25. MoSync SDK and Reload

MoSync offers two different versions of its mobile development tools: SDK allows users to build cross-platform native, Web or hybrid apps using C/C++ or HTML5. Reload enables developers to create cross-platform native apps using HTML5/JavaScript. Operating System: Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone

26. OpenMEAP

OpenMEAP claims to be "the first open source HTML5 mobile application platform that enables businesses and consumers with no programming experience to easily create, manage and deploy mobile applications that are automatically optimized for every device, including desktops, smartphones and tablets." It enables rapid application development using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, and it can be deployment on premises or in the cloud. Operating System: Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry

27. Phaser

Designed specifically for HTML5 game development, Phaser promises quick development of fun games. Features include WebGL and Canvas rendering, a preloader, three different physics systems, sprites, groups, animation, camera, touch or mouse input and much more. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, Android, iOS

28. PhoneGap

Extremely popular, PhoneGap makes it easy to create native mobile apps using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In addition to the open source version, it's also available in a paid enterprise version, and the PhoneGap Build service can compile your apps in the cloud. Operating System: Windows, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, others

29. Qt

Supporting both mobile and desktop development, Qt is a cross-platform application and user interface framework used by more than 800,000 people. It supports C++ and QML, a language based on CSS and JavaScript. Paid versions are also available. Operating System: Windows, OS X, Linux

30. Rhodes

Based on Ruby, Rhodes is a rapid mobile application development framework for building native apps that can make use of device features like GPS, camera, barcode readers, Bluetooth and NFC. It claims to be the only framework with support for Model View Controller, synchronized data, support for all devices, a hosted build service and "true industrial device capabilities." Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone

31. Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch enables the creation of mobile Web apps using HTML5, and it includes more than 50 built-in components. Paid support and services are available. Operating System: OS Independent

32. THyM

Part of the Eclipse project, The Hybrid Mobile Project (a.k.a. THyM) allows developers to create hybrid mobile apps using the Eclipse IDE. It supports Adobe Cordova and has been integrated into JBoss Developer Studio and Zend Studio. Operating System: OS Independent

33. Vim

Now you can use your favorite (or not) code editor on your iPhone or iPad. Noteworthy features inlcude automatic indentation, visual mode, language-aware syntax highlighting, macro recording and playback, multiple clipboards and more. Operating System: OS Independent

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