Onsen UI Framework — Build Hybrid & Mobile Apps

Overview of Onsen UI Framework for Develop Hybrid & Mobile Apps

What is Onsen UI Framework?

Onsen UI Framework

Onsen UI is a kind of HTML5 framework to create innovative and usable User Interfaces (UI). Furthermore, it keeps the UI development simple while app developers focus on the functionality of the application.

Onsen UI is intended to be used along with AngularJS, but it is also possible to use jQuery or any other framework.

Onsen UI is one of those JavaScript Frameworks, an open source UI framework and Components, based on PhoneGap and Cordova.

Libraries for framework users

Onsen UI for Angular — Onsen UI for Angular exposes a simple but powerful API. All UI components can be easily plugged into your Angular mobile app.

Onsen UI for React — You can create beautiful high-quality hybrid mobile apps in the fastest way with React and Onsen UI.

Onsen UI for Vue — Onsen UI provides a vast variety of ready-to-use Vue Components that follows iOS and Android UI guidelines and designs.

Architecture of Onsen UI

Onsen UI is built with standard Web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.

There are three layers in Onsen UI:

  1. CSS components
  2. Web Components
  3. Framework bindings.

It is your decision to choose which one to use in your project. CSS components and Web Components are built on top of Web standards, and no extra dependencies are required.

Source: https://onsen.io/v2/guide/architecture.html

Onsen UI CSS components describes all visual aspects, implemented in pure CSS (cssnext). Onsen CSS Components is a web-based theme roller for Topcoat that lets PhoneGap developers create beautiful UIs easily.

Web Components is a Web standard specification to define components. All of Onsen UI components are Web Components, and we are using Custom Elements to define each components as tags. Therefore, Onsen UI is purely written in JavaScript (ES6) and is framework agnostic. If you like to use DOM friendly frameworks like jQuery, Backbone or Bootstrap, you should go with Web Components.

Framework bindings are provided to take advantage of advanced JavaScript frameworks that provide additional capabilities. Bindings simply enhance the API to make it feel like an extension of the corresponding framework.

Officially, we provide bindings for Vue.js, React, Angular 1, and Angular 2+. It’s completely up to you. It is important to mention that there are also community-supported bindings for other major frameworks like Ember.js and Aurelia. See Introduction to Bindings section for more information.

Benefit of Onsen UI Framework

Let’s see here some of the most useful features of Onsen UI Framework which benefits for developing hybrid & mobile apps.

1. Fastest way to develop beautiful HTML5 hybrid and mobile web apps

You can experience the streamlined development with zero-time setup, using the technologies you already know and love — Javascript, HTML and CSS.

2.Native look and feel with lots of ready-to-use components and automatic styling

A rich variety of UI components specially designed for mobile apps. Onsen UI provides tabs, side menu, stack navigation and tons of other components such as lists and forms. They all have iOS and Android Material design support, with automatic styling that will change the appearance of the app based on the platform. With Onsen UI you can truly support both Android and iOS with the same source code.

3. Performance optimized for mobile

If you are worried that PhoneGap / Cordova apps are slow? Fear not! All animations in Onsen UI have been tuned and optimized to perform well on a wide range of devices. We take great care to ensure that apps made using Onsen UI feel smooth even on lower end devices.

4. Easy to learn

Onsen UI is easy to learn while being a powerful tool to create complex mobile apps. We have lots of learning resources including official documentation, an interactive tutorials and a community forum where your questions get answered.

How does Onsen UI Framework works?

Onsen UI works great with Monaca. Monaca offers a powerful command-line tool and desktop app to simplify the complicated tasks. You can also use the Monaca Debugger to test your apps on device, including live-reload to help speed up your development. When you’re ready to release, Monaca builds your Onsen UI app in the cloud, ready to upload to the app stores.


If you want to develop a beautiful mobile app, then Onsen UI framework is best, beautiful,efficient and the fastest way to develop HTML5 hybrid and mobile web apps. In this blog, we have provided you an overview of the Onsen UI framework and their features, Libraries and benefits.

Rlogical possesses extensive knowledge of hybrid application frameworks and are known to deliver innovative and feature-rich hybrid app development services that cater to the diverse needs of the clients. Our cross-channel mobility solutions have reached a wider audience and drive maximum ROI.

Reference : https://onsen.io/



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