While we won’t get into whys and hows, it is worth pointing out that they significantly bring down the time and cost of development. So, if you are out to build one, here are the most popular mobile app development frameworks you can rely upon:
Ever since Facebook launched React Native in 2015, the framework continues to grow in popularity and already powers some of the most widely used applications. Built on top of ReactJS libraries, the framework uses a JS bridge to interface between the cross-platform code and natives libraries. While this bridge does take a hit in terms of performance, the speed and ease of development are hugely facilitated.
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One of the oldest cross-platform app development frameworks and now a product of Microsoft, Xamarin uses C# to build the native codebase. The framework features a vast library of native libraries that are updated regularly according to respective OS updates. As a highlight, it one of the handful of frameworks that supports all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, and even MacOS.
Technically not a framework, Flutter is a hybrid app development SDK launched by Google. It comes with a whole range of widgets that can be fully customized to work on any platform and supports both Apple’s Cupertino and Androids Material design. It makes use of a new language called Dart and given that it doesn’t rely on JS bridge as other frameworks, has a significant advantage in terms of performance.
As the name suggests, it a framework offered by Intel to build cross-platform apps. While much of features remain similar to that of other frameworks, two of its main highlights remain its support for NodeJS and IoT development. So if you are planning to build a mobile that may later expand to IoT or wish to exploit the power of NodeJS, this is the framework you need to deploy. Also, it comes built-in with powerful debugging, testing, and emulation tools.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of mobile app development frameworks and you can always to choose other tools for any unique requirements. That said, these frameworks when coupled with the expertise of app development companies in India is more than enough to deliver mobile solutions of all scales and complexities.