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Free Ionic Framework Alternatives

The best free alternative to Ionic Framework is Flutter, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Ionic Framework and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Ionic Framework are React Native, Quasar Framework, NativeScript and Onsen UI.

Ionic Framework alternatives are mainly Android Development Tools but may also be IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ionic Framework.
This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • JavaScript
  • Sass

Ionic makes it easy to build native-quality hybrid interactive applications using HTML5 and JavaScript.

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  1. Flutter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Dart

    Flutter makes it easy and fast to build beautiful mobile apps. Flutter is a new mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android.

  2. React Native

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React.



  3. Quasar Framework

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    SPA front-end on steroids. Build responsive websites, hybrid mobile Apps (that look native!) and Electron apps using same code for Desktop apps, with VueJs 2.

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    Firstly, it makes use of Vue.js which is a very good alternative to angular. Point is, angular makes working with ionic a bit tedious

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  4. NativeScript

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    NativeScript lets you develop truly native apps for iOS and Android from a single code base of JavaScript or TypeScript, XML and CSS. NativeScript takes your cross-platform code and translates it into the language that your target platform speaks.

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    NativeScript creates truly native apps. Ionic Framework creates webview apps. It isn't a disadvantage unless you app need a real-time UI.

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  5. Onsen UI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Onsen UI provides UI framework and tools for creating fast and beautiful HTML5 hybrid mobile apps based on PhoneGap / Cordova. Works with or without any JavaScript framework including React, Meteor, Vue, AngularJS & 2.

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    JavaScript framework agnostic.

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  6. Website 2 APK Builder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Convert your HTML, CSS, JS and all other web content into an Android App within seconds.

  7. Framework 7

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Framework7 - is a free and open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS & Android native look and feel. It is also an indispensable prototyping apps tool to show working app prototype as soon as possible in case you need to.

  8. Uno Platform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Uno is the platform for building native mobile, desktop and WebAssembly apps with C#, XAML from single codebase. It's a Universal Windows Platform Bridge that allows UWP-based code (C# and XAML) to run on iOS, Android, and WebAssembly.

  9. Appcelerator Titanium, offered for free by Appcelerator, lets web developers use web technologies, open source and cloud computing to build native apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

    Discontinued

    On February 2021, Axway announced that Appcelerator Titanium has been discontinued, with support ending on March 1, 2022. All private source code will be made open source by this date. https://www.axway.com/en/appcelerator-end-of-life

  10. WebDGap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    WebDGap allows you to convert any website or HTML/CSS/JavaScript web application to a native Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome application.

    Discontinued

    This app was discontinued on April 13, 2018.

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