List of rich Internet application frameworks

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For a list of mobile only frameworks see Multiple phone web based application framework.

Below is a list of rich Internet application frameworks:

Framework Software license Windows Mac OS X Linux Built formats
AngularJS MIT License Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Apache Flex formerly Adobe Flex Apache 2 Yes Yes Yes Adobe AIR, SWF
Ample SDK MIT, GPL Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Appcelerator Titanium Apache 2 Yes Yes Yes Android, iOS (iPad, iPhone)
AppFlower MIT License or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Cappuccino LGPL Yes Yes Yes JavaScript, .sj
Curl Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Curl
DevForce Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Silverlight, WPF
DHTMLX GPLv2 or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Ember.js MIT License Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
ExtJS GPLv3 or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Google Web Toolkit Apache 2 Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
SharpKit Commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Dojo modified BSD license Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
iPFaces mobile framework Open source Yes Yes Yes BlackBerry, iOS, Java ME
Lively Kernel MIT Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Meteor MIT Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
MotherApp Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
OpenLaszlo Open source Yes Yes Yes DHTML, SWF
PhoneGap Open source Yes Yes Yes iPhone, Android, BlackBerry OS, WebOS, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, Bada
qooxdoo LGPL, EPL Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
QuickConnectFamily Framework MIT Yes Yes Yes Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Linux, Mac
Rhomobile Open source Yes Yes Yes Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
.NET Framework Proprietary Yes Yes No Microsoft Silverlight
expanz Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Adobe Air, Flash, Java FX, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Mobile, WPF
CaptainCasa Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Ajax, Flash, Java FX?, Microsoft Silverlight, WPF
Remote Application Platform Open source Yes Yes Yes Java
Smart GWT & SmartClient LGPL, commercial Yes Yes Yes Java server, JavaScript client
Sproutcore MIT Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Tersus Open source Yes Yes Yes Android, iOS, JavaScript; planned: BlackBerry, Symbian
Vaadin Apache 2 Yes Yes Yes Java server, JavaScript client
ZK LGPL, GPL, commercial Yes Yes Yes Java server, JavaScript client
UltraLightClient Proprietary Yes Yes Yes  ?
JavaFX Open source Yes Yes Yes jar, applet
JavaScriptMVC Open source Yes Yes Yes JavaScript, compressed and one single file
Qt Quick[citation needed] GPL, LGPL, commercial Yes Yes Yes QML
Echo3 MPL/GPL/LGPL Yes Yes Yes Java server, JavaScript client
JVx Apache 2 Yes Yes Yes Java, Ext GWT, Qt Jambi

(UI independent architecture)

Quick PHP Open source Yes Yes Yes JavaScriptPHPJavaScript
Unity Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Unity Web Player, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo Wii; planned: Flash (SWF), PlayStation, Xbox
Panda3D Open source Yes Yes Yes P3D
Wt GPL, commercial Yes Yes Yes C++ or Java server ↔ HTML (uses JavaScript if available)
Nexaweb Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Java client and server
Portofino LGPL Yes Yes Yes Java server, JavaScript client
Wakanda Community (AGPL) or Commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript client and server
Canoo RIA Suite Proprietary Yes Yes Yes
Kendo UI Apache 2 or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript

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