Open Source Onsen UI Mobile Framework Targets Vue.js Development
"After months of grooming the Vue.js bindings to a sweet and stable spot, the Onsen UI team is happy to announce that our bindings for Vue.js are now available as a permanent product," Monaca developer Júnio Silva announced in a blog post last week.
"As the Vue community is growing bigger and bigger, if you were looking for the best mobile UI framework to build your Vue.js mobile apps with, look no further than this blog post," Silva said.
The new Vue.js-specific tool will let developers create hybrid apps (Web tech wrapped in a native container) and increasingly popular Progressive Web Apps, which leverage new technologies and techniques to rival the capabilities of native iOS and Android apps.
"Vue is a great framework that is growing quickly, even faster than Angular and React in terms of GitHub stars," said Monaca CEO Masa Tanaka in a news release. "While we offered preview version, we've got a lot of request to officially support it. We are excited that Vue developers can now easily create mobile apps using Onsen UI for Vue, in a way that's familiar to them."
Like Onsen UI (which has a GitHub repository), Vue.js is also open source and also available in its own GitHub repository, with nearly 60,000 stars, leading a Monaca spokesperson to note that 2017 has been called "the year of Vue.js."
David Ramel is editor in chief of Visual Studio Magazine and Application Development Trends Magazine.