Frameworks Comparison
Platform (Rendering Engine)
  • iOS (Webkit)

  • Android (Webkit)

  • Windows Mobile (Trident)

  • Windows Phone (Trident)

  • Blackberry OS (Webkit)

  • Symbian (Webkit/Gecko)

  • MeeGo (Gecko)

  • Maemo (Gecko)

  • WebOS (Webkit)

  • Bada (Webkit)

  • Java ME

Mobile Target
  • Mobile website

    A mobile Website is technically the same as a regular website except that it’s size is adjusted to the smaller screen. It has an adaptive layout.

  • WebApp

    A WebApp is like a regular mobile website but it behaves and is used like a native app. The user interface looks like a native app but technologies used are those of the web.

  • Native app

    A native app is created for a specific platform and uses the required technologies such as an specific SDK or development language.

  • Hybrid app

    A HybridApp is a WebApp that is compiled into a native app. Additional native features can be added to the WebApp which is then distributed as a native app.


Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: Making Native Apps with Standards-Based Web Tools

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