Top 6 IBM Worklight alternatives

Last updated: September 25, 2014
IBM Worklight
IBM Worklight Foundation helps you extend your business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, test, run and manage native, hybrid and mobile web apps. IBM Worklight Foundation can help reduce both app development and maintenance costs, improve time-to-market and enhance mobile app governance and security.
The best IBM Worklight alternatives:

Adobe PhoneGap Build

Build great apps powered by open web standards. Cut down on development time by re-using your existing web dev skills, frameworks and tools. Get all the benefits of cross-platform development while building apps just the way you like. Easily create apps using the web technologies you know and love: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova is a platform for building native mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It's a set of device APIs that allow a mobile app developer to access native device function such as the camera or accelerometer from JavaScript. Combined with a UI framework such as jQuery Mobile or Dojo Mobile or Sencha Touch, this allows a smartphone app to be developed with just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


We created Xamarin because we knew there had to be a better way – a better way to design apps, to develop apps, to integrate apps, to test apps and more. We’re developers, so we know what developers want from mobile app development software: a modern programming language, code sharing across all platforms, prebuilt backend connectors and no-compromise native user interfaces.


Speed time to market with native cross-platform app development & testing, simplified access to data via mobile-optimized APIs, and comprehensive real-time mobile analytics to power user engagement and measure success.