Mobile app development is the billion dollar business, but when it comes to developing a robust mobile app, a mobile app development company employs all its resources to plan out fruitful ways to develop an error-free app, satisfying the deadline.
What makes a planning process of mobile app development life-cycle more tedious is the complexity of the app. As the market is being intensified, developing a mobile app with more features than the competitors is the only wish an app owner owns.
However, there are few mobile app development frameworks which simplify not only the development phase of the mobile app development life cycle but all other crucial phases of it too.
Following are a few most usable and feature-packed mobile app development frameworks which you may consider for your next mobile app development project.
Ionic was created by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry, and Adam Bradley in 2013. It is the open-source framework and widely used in hybrid mobile app development.
When it was launched back in 2013, it was built on the Angular.js and Apache Cordova. However, the latest version of Ionic allows developers to choose from the available user interface frameworks like Angular and React. With its tools and services, developers can develop a hybrid mobile app, desktop app and even progressive web app using web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Saas.
Flutter is the property of Google. It was initially launched in 2017 to develop Android and IOS apps. The initial version of Flutter was armed with a few basic features. However, they shipped many groundbreaking features in the latest version like integrating flutter into existing Android or IOS apps, add-ins for visual studio code and android studio, a new suite of web-based tools for debugging and inspecting, more libraries and class.
Here it is worth to mention that dark is the programming language for the Flutter.
React native is one of the most popular mobile app development frameworks which lets developers develop Android and IOS apps. React Native was launched by Facebook in March 2015 with the motive to reduce the dependency on HTML. Since a developer can use the same codebase to develop an app for Android and IOS platform, react native is the best framework for quick development. Moreover, it also enables developers to reuse the component which eventually offers less maintainability of the code.
Xamarin is Microsoft-owned mobile app development platform which was launched in 2011 to deliver native Android, IOS and windows apps with the single .NET code base. The major three advantages of using Xamarin are the native user interface, native API access, and native performance. Any developers who know the c# can easily start working on Xamarin. The mobile applications of several well-known companies like 3M, AT&T, UPS, and HP was developed using Xamarin.
In mid-2009, Corona Labs Inc. Published Corona, a software development kit. It allows developers to develop 2D mobiles apps for IOS, Android and Kindle. Developers can also develop connected TV applications for Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV.
Corona works on a leading open source scripting language which is Lua and employs c++ and OpenGL to create the graphics application. Because of its lightweight and fast nature, it was used to develop one of the most popular games, Angry Birds.
PhoneGap or Apache Cordova
Apache Cordova which was previously known as PhoneGap is a mobile application development framework, created by Nitobi in 2009. But after just 2 years, Adobe acquired Nitobi and Apache Cordova became the official product of Adobe.
JQuery is the web framework and mobile framework, launched in 2010 by the JQuery team. It is used to develop both mobile apps and web apps and one can develop mobile and web app for different platforms from the single code version. It supports all major platforms like Windows, IOS, blackberry, android, Firefox, and kindle. Additionally, the JQuery mobile app development framework is armed with inbuilt themes which developers can use directly, without codding.
Though there are lots of features Intel XDK is providing to developers, but the one feature developers love the most is its drag and drop feature which enables developers to create user interface like a piece of cake.
Mobile Angular UI
Mobile Angular UI is the last framework of our list. It combines the implementation of Angular and Bootstrap framework and so, it simplifies the process of mobile app development. It provides essential components like switches, overlays, sidebars and scrobble areas. Apart from this, it is easy to migrate the code from mobile app to web app and vice-versa.
In the nutshell
After reading this blog, I hope you now know the top mobile app development frameworks which can actually help you to complete the development phase of the mobile app development life cycle before the deadlines. However, it is your call to decide which framework satisfies your requirement in the best possible way. You can also know more about the functionality of each framework from its official sites.