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How to choose framework for mobile application development?

Over these years I have been casting envious glances at modern web development tools, frameworks, and practices — dreaming of a working life filled with tech stack for mobile app development. Now to come up with anything rewarding and successful isn’t easy! You need to choose the right mobile technology stack. I will show you how?

So, I guess you are all set to kick off your next mobile application project but unaware of where to start from. Well, you are going to cut right to the chase keep reading the post. To turn any application into a successful venture takes choosing a framework that makes it maintainable, scalable, and committed to your functional requirements. More and more people are seen spending time on mobile apps than any other devices. And nothing justifies than witnessing over 6 million apps in both Android and iOS app stores hint towards is the fact that developing has now become a marketing pillar.

What is the right framework when it comes to mobile app development? I am pretty sure this question must have crossed the minds of an app developer. It may look simple, but actually, it’s not! Further below I would like you to take a look at some of the most popular mobile app development frameworks that are expected to become a significant tool for app developers in 2019 and all the upcoming years.

#1 Ionic

Being one of the most prominent name across the app development fraternity, Ionic is available free of cost. The client-side framework is popularly known to build native-based apps featuring a rare combination of HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript. Before the final launching of the mobile app in the market, this framework prepares a robust ground in advance as it supports the latest bunch of mobile devices. Without a shadow of a doubt, the framework is regarded as one of the best assets for the development of the Progressive Web Apps. Also, with powerful Software Development Kit such as the Angular at hand, it can function well. It also works best with PhoneGap and Cordova.

#2 Xamarin

Introduced by Software Giant Microsoft, Xamarin has become the second hot favorite platform for programmers in no time. The only requirement is that developers must know how to carry out the C# codebase and develop useful apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. More importantly, you can even share these codes with the help of Windows and Mac OS platforms. Since it allows the benefit of code sharing, the developers can save a lot of their time.

#3 React Native

This one is my personal favorite. Launched by Facebook in 2013, React Native has become one of the preferred choices for the mobile app developers. The open-source platform offers ample of support to the IDEs and the other mobile app development tools. It is supposed to be one of the optimal JavaScript frameworks for creating native apps for both Android and iOS platforms.

#4 Adobe PhoneGap

Are you looking around for a platform that allows you to easily reuse any of your existing web development skills to create a hybrid application built with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript? If so, PhoneGap is worth taking into account. Here you can create experiences various platforms with one particularly single codebase such that you can reach all of your audience irrespective of their device. It may quite interest you to know that designing Google Play Store-ready apps can be done quickly without any issue of maintaining native SDKs.

Another interesting feature is that you can easily develop an app without even using the command line. All the changes will be seen in no time without any maintenance of different native SDKs. With a rich library of plugins, the framework also has a helpful and extensive developer community.

#5 Corona SDK

The cross-platform framework can easily be utilized to build apps as well as games for mobile devices along with desktop systems. This means developers can easily create their own project once and then publish it to various kinds of devices including Android phones and tablets, Apple iPhone and iPad, Amazon Fire and much more.

The app development framework speeds up the entire development process very fast. Also, you can easily update the code, make different changes and then instantly see different results in the instant-update Simulator. Featuring a plethora of plugins, the framework inherent competency to perform at different core levels for more stability and performance. The Lua based framework is not just lightweight but can easily call any particular native library as well as API using Corona. Developing applications or multiple platforms utilizing one code base now becomes easy.

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Written by Vikash Kumar

Working as a Digital manager in a development company Tatvasoft.com, Vikash Kumar does have free time while managing campaigns, during which he likes to write and explore new technical trends and topics. Vikash also has published his bylines on major platforms and has been blogging since 2014.

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