Open Source Tools for Building iOS-Style Web Applications

HTML5/CSS3 web applications have rapidly meshed into mainstream web design. Apple’s iOS App Store requires moderation before your app can be listed. This helps to remove poor-quality submissions but also stifles innovation by other means.

If you want to build a mobile app but don’t want to go through all the bureaucratic Apple guidelines, why not create a mobile webapp instead? These resources can help you get started building an iOS-styled web application interface. Most of these tools are built with CSS3 while others might utilize JavaScript libraries. But any framework should prove invaluable when building your own mobile web application.

iUI Framework

iui ios iphone mobile html5 app framework

Chocolate Chip UI

chocolate chip ui framework mobile html5


iwebkit open source homepage layout mobile css3 js

Sencha Touch

sencha touch ios app ui framework


jqtouch jqt open source framework mobile library


webapp web application framework open source


ciui ios app mobile development library

UiUIKit(Universal iPhone UI Kit)

universal iphone kit ui open source mobile library

Ionic Framework

ionic html5 mobile layout webapp library open source

The M Project

the m project backbone js open source