Mobile phones are an integral part of our life now. A day without a cell phone is like a day without any purpose. What makes the smartphones so intriguing, meaningful and interesting? Mobile applications. It cannot be denied that smartphones today are useful because of the many applications that we access using them. Ordering food, setting alarms, booking a cab, shopping, reading, dating, fitness checks and many other things that enrich our daily lives have been digitized through these mobile applications. Mobile applications have made our lives less complicated, easier, and faster.
To develop these applications, programmers use frameworks that add usability features, make the apps secure and enable quick development. As the use of the internet is increasing so also is the use of web based mobile apps. For faster development today and in the future, here are the best frameworks.
1. React Native
Flutter is another extraordinary framework launched and used by Google. Just like React Native, Flutter is also open source and is effectively used by the developers to create cross platform applications on time. Flutter is written in the Dart language and is very reliable. It is used by big companies such as JD finance, Alibaba, Tencent, and Google Ads.
Useful features of Flutter include:
- Built-in material design
- Built-in Cupertino (iOS-flavor) widgets
- Rich motion APIs
- Strong widget support
- High-performance applications
Xamarin supports mobile application development for Windows as well as iOS and Android. This is an amazing feature and is being widely used by the organizations like World Bank, Olo, and Fresh Direct. It shares a common code base for Andorid, iOS, Windows, tvOS and MacOS that saves time and avoids complexity. Xamarin is supported by C# Programming language.
Other features include:
- Robust backend infrastructure
- Diagnostic tools
- Application loader
- Android SDK manager
- Storyboard files
- Google emulator manager
The Ionic framework allows programmers to build interactive hybrid and Progressive Web Applications along with cross-platform applications. It is a useful framework when building applications for the web, Android, and iOS. One major feature of Ionic is that while working on it, you can constantly create applications and deploy them to other location simultaneously. Ionic Studio is the other version of Ionic that is light weight and quite powerful. You can install it locally to have an easy visual development environment.
Ionic is superior to other similar frameworks because it has:
- Intuitive UI components
- Faster development time
- Powerful & stable development platform
- Community of 5 Million developers
- Complete control over app building
6. Native Scripts
Other important features include:
- Native user interface
- Access to Android & iOS APIs
- Cross-platform application development
- Mission-critical business support
- Quick and strong backend support
7. JQuery Mobile
JQuery Mobile Framework is a user interface framework. It is based on HTML5 and supports all types of operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS, Blackberry Firefox, and Kindle. It is widely used and appreciated by the programmers because it is easy to build in JQuery Core, Lightweight, Configuration with HTML, Automatic initialization, Powerful theming framework and Simple API.
These are only a few frameworks that are used by developers, but they will definitely be used in major mobile application development in 2021 and beyond. Other frameworks like Swiftic, Mobile Angular, and Corona are also among some of the widely used frameworks. With the advancement in technology and increased usage of mobile applications, there are many updates in these tools and frameworks and many of them share in demand features. Being a business owner, you may be confused which one to choose for your next big project, but with the help of a good developer you can choos ethe one best for you.