The best framework for mobile application development

18 Oct, 2022

According to a report, The global market of mobile app development is on the rise, and expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2022 to 2030. Businesses are benefiting from a mobile application in terms of an increase in revenue and customer base.

Mobile application helps businesses in all areas of sales, marketing, and customer support. In the digital era for every need, there is a mobile application. With the increase in the number of applications, there is also an increase in the number of tools that eases the development process mobile application framework is one such thing.

A mobile application framework is a tool that provides a basic structure on which the application can be built. Developing an application from scratch can be a time-consuming process, but with the use of frameworks, applications can be developed quickly.

There are three types of mobile application frameworks:

  •  Native Apps

Native applications are that application which is designed for a specific platform, device, or operating system.

  •  Web Apps

Web Apps are programs stored in different locations and delivered on another device using a browser interface.

  • Hybrid Apps

A hybrid application is a combination of both web and native apps.

Let us go through the top 10 mobile application frameworks used across the globe

1. React Native

React Native is an open-source framework based on Javascript, developed and maintained by Facebook. The key features are code reusability, code effectiveness, and ease of maintenance. The fact that it is a cross-platform framework i.e.single code works across different platforms makes it a popular choice among developers. While using React Native the development and deployment time is reduced. Skype, Airbnb, Tesla, and Amazon Prime are some of the applications built on react native.

2. Flutter

Google released Flutter in 2017, it is a UI tool kit. A framework that helps to build applications for mobile, web, and desktop with a unified code. Flutter supports a wide range of customized widgets that speeds up the development process of the application. The Flutter framework gives an extra edge to develop aesthetically appealing applications. Google Ads, Alibaba, and Hamilton are some of the flutter-built applications.

3. Xamarin

Xamarin is one of the most popular frameworks with a large community base. It is an open-source cross-platform framework owned by Microsoft. Xamarin uses C# and .net frameworks to build applications. Since it is developed using C# it requires less coding and .network provides many tools and libraries.

4. Ionic

The ionic framework uses HTML., CSS, and JavaScript to build mobile applications. It is also an open-source, free and powerful framework. The ionic framework contains default CSS components and JavaScript libraries. Customizing the layout is also very simple with the tools. The ionic framework supports the development of progressive web apps. The framework allows easy integration of elements like forms, navigation menus, and action sheets.

5. Swiftic

It is one of the most popular mobile application development frameworks for iOS. It is simple to build applications using the Swiftic framework. The advantage of using this framework is hassle-free third-party integration, and the user interface navigation is seamless. It also gives a money-back guarantee which is an add-on for the users.

6. Native Script

Native Script is an open-source framework that helps in building native applications for both iOS and android platforms. Native Script uses TypeScript, JavaScript, CSS, Vue.js. Some of the features of Native Script are direct access to APIs of iOS and Android, strong backend support, and a Native user interface.

7. jQuery Mobile

jQuery Mobile framework is used to build mobile applications and web applications for various devices. It uses HTML5 as a foundation.jQuery Mobile leverages ThemeRoller which supports the customization of themes. This framework is a popular choice when the application requirement is high on interaction and has to be more user-friendly.

8. Sencha ExtJS

Initially, it was known as Sencha later on it was combined with ExtJS and came to be known as Sencha ExtJS. It creates cross-platform mobile applications. This framework is useful for creating data-intensive applications. This framework consists of high-performing UI elements like HTML5 calendar, pivot grid, grids, trees, toolbars, windows, panels, etc.

9. Onsen UI

It is one of the most powerful frameworks best suited for complex applications. It is based on HTML5 and uses technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. The framework is popular for its high performance on a range of devices. It is time effective due to its zero time to set up feature. This is also an open-source framework with a rich set of UI elements. Onsen UI can be used to build both hybrid and web apps. It is easy to build native-feeling Progressive Web Apps.

10. Corona

Corona framework is based on Lua scripting language which makes it lightweight and simple to use. This framework is largely used for developing game applications for both mobile and desktop. Corona supports high-quality graphics which enhances user experience. Corona lets you build an application for all major platforms like iOS, Android, Kindle, TV, and Windows desktop.

Summing up

There are various other mobile frameworks available in the tech world with diverse features. One can choose any framework depending on their requirements. Considering the features of the framework helps in making the correct choice based on the type of application. Our developers are well-versed in all the major frameworks used globally to build applications. If you are planning to build an application for your business and have any concerns. Connect with us, and we will redirect you to the expert on our team.

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