• Varun VachharVarun Vachhar, over 9 years ago

    Looks great. The transitions and animations are very smooth indeed. Impressive work!

    That said, it doesn't really provide full a framework to build an app, it's just a collection of ui-elements and views.

    Ionic Framework on the other hand is built using AngularJS and Cordova. Which means I can actually architect an app that is maintainable and scalable. And it comes with all the wrappers, build processes and esoteric bug fixes required by web-views to build an app that can be published on the app stores.

    framework7 would require developers to figure out how to plug this into whatever other framework they are using – which a lot of people prefer, but is a waste of time IMO. If I'm doing that then I would rather use something that is purely CSS based.

    Lastly, if I'm building an HTML app for mobile why would I want to limit myself to just iOS? The whole point of building an HTML app is that I can target multiple environments with one code base.

    4 points
    • Fab C, over 9 years ago

      I was thinking that it could be pretty useful for fast and nice prototype. But I should to test it.

      Did you use Ionic? Looks very nice.

      0 points
      • Varun VachharVarun Vachhar, over 9 years ago

        Yes, I'm currently using Ionic for a mobile app. Their API was going through a lot of changes but, has stabilized after the 1.0 beta release. We love AngularJS and use it for almost all our projects therefore, Ionic was a natural fit.

        1 point
        • Ben SperryBen Sperry, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

          We just released the Beta, so Like Varun mentioned above, a lot of stuff has recently become more stable.

          The goal of the framework is not to clone any particular native os style verbatim, because that makes it more difficult to build cross-platform- one of the biggest benefits to building with web technologies!

          I recently wrote at length about this on our blog.

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  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, over 9 years ago

    That's impressive. Looking forward to having a play.

    3 points
  • Zach ⑊, over 9 years ago

    Something like this seems like it would work great with AppGyver Steroids. Where Steroids provides the native api wrappers, build systems, etc and Framework7 provides the ui for the iOS side. Steroids leaves the ui level (mostly) up to you, and in the past I mistakenly tried mixed Ionic and Steroids to get Ionic's ui. They didn't play well together, but that's because Ionic is more than just a drop-in ui kit.

    For just a pure ui framework this looks excellent, could've used this on a project a little back. Starred!

    0 points
  • Surjith S MSurjith S M, over 9 years ago

    Awesome !!! Thanks for sharing

    0 points