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)
Blend4Web GPLv3 or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Cappuccino LGPL Yes Yes Yes JavaScript, .sj
Curl Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Curl
DHTMLX GPLv2 or commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
Ebase Xi 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
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
LiveCode Open source Yes Yes Yes Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile
Meteor MIT Yes Yes Yes JavaScript
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
Rhomobile Open source Yes Yes Yes Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile
.NET Framework Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Microsoft Silverlight
expanz Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Adobe Air, Flash, Java FX, Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Mobile, 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
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)

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
Wakanda Community (AGPL) or Commercial Yes Yes Yes JavaScript client and server
Xojo Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Xojo Server, JavaScript client

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