Best UI Framework for Phonegap / Apache Cordova

These are the top and best UI Framework for phonegap / Apache Cordova development. I tried more than 5+ UI frameworks during development. I found these three are Good and easy for me.

Best UI Framework for Phonegap / Apache Cordova

Ionic Framework:

Description: Advanced Hybrid Mobile Application Framework

Features of Ionic Framework:

  • Completely Open Source
  • Angular JS based
  • Good Performance
  • CSS Components like list view, header, footer, icons and more
  • Javascript for controllers for Swipe Menu, Pull to refresh, swipe to delete and more
  • Icons based on Ionicons

Additional Benefits

  • Push Notification Services, App Analytics
  • Drag and Drop Creator and more
phonegap ui framework ionic
PhoneGap UI framework ionic


Framework 7

Features of Framework 7:

  • Open Source
  • Beautifully designed
  • More animations and UI components that Ionic and Onsen UI
  • Material Design also included
  • Pre-Made templates

Onsen UI :

Description : The Answer to Cordova UI Development

Features of Onsen UI:

  • Completely Open Sources
  • Angular JS and Jquery Based
  • CSS Components for Header, Footer, Content, List View and more
  • JavaScript Controller for Swipe Pull to refresh and more
  • Pre-Made Templates for Login, Profile, Timeline and more
  • Icons based on font awesome

Additional Features

  • Cloud based IDE with drag and drop (Monaca)
  • Push Notification, Analytics Services and more
phonegap ui framework onsen
phonegap ui framework onsen


Jquery Mobile

Features of Jquery Mobile:

  • Simple, Quick, Easy to Learn & to Use
  • Jquery Based
  • CSS UI Components

Additional Features

  • Theme Roller for customize
phonegap ui framework jquery mobile
phonegap ui framework jquery mobile


These are my personnel opinion, If you know any framework which is better than these, please comment below

  • Gopi Nath

    Can i use only bootstrap to develop cordova app ?

    • Yes, you can use bootstrap, but that’s for Web right ??

      These framework build specially for mobile, so that you can use some features like swipe menu, pull to refresh that we can do with bootstrap

    • Er Krunal Panchal

      You should avoid using bootstrap , as All mobile devices won’t support all bootstrap components, You should use Framework7 , onsen ui or jquery mobile

  • Ganesh

    Hi Sir,

    How to use phonegap with ionic framework

    • It’s a normal process only. you can download css components from ionic. or you can also check (which uses ionic & Cordova)

  • You

    You should try Framework7. Cleary the most efficient.

    • Thanks @disqus_IuCcBRs85I:disqus, I checked with that and added Framework7 to my list

    • Er Krunal Panchal

      I have used Framework7 for development of app having 15+ App screens, Framework7 is cool.
      1+ for Framework7

  • Danny

    I used JQuery Mobile with NativeDroid Theme. Check it out :

  • Yusuf Adeyemo

    Materialize is also Good and Efficient