What are the Most Important and Mature Cross Platform Mobile Tools?

As part of the new community-driven research initiative, we are examining the importance and adoption level of a range of cross platform mobile tools that aim to help developers deliver applications on a variety of mobile platforms. The tools we’re going to examine are:

  • PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. http://phonegap.com
  • Sencha Touch, which is a high-performance HTML5 mobile application framework for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/
  • Mono iOS/Android, a framework for creating iOS and Android apps, suing C# and .NET. http://xamarin.com/
  • Appcelerator, an SDK for developing native, hybrid and mobile web applications from a single codebase.http://www.appcelerator.com/
  • Adobe AIR, a framework to build applications that run on the Apple iOS, Google Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS platforms.http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices.html
  • Qt , you can use Qt to create apps for Symbian, N9, desktop OSs and for the future BlackBerry 10.. http://www.qt-project.org/
  • RhoMobile, a framework for building native apps for iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7. http://rhomobile.com
  • Marmelade, which supports 2 development approaches: HTML5 apps which is fully compatible with the PhoneGap API and fully-native C++ apps for the best possible performance. http://madewithmarmalade.com
  • Corona, an SDK that aims to deliver, write-once-and-build to iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and NOOK, using Lua on top of C++/OpenGL.http://www.coronalabs.com
  • MoSync, an SDK for building apps in C/C++ or HTML5, and currently supports Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 and Java ME. http://www.mosync.com
  • jQuery Mobile, a unified, HTML5-based user interface system for mobile device platforms, built on the jQuery and jQuery UI foundation. http://jquerymobile.com/
  • jQTouch, a Zepto/jQuery plugin for mobile web development on the iPhone, Android and other devices. http://www.jqtouch.com/