I get up every morning using my phone as an alarm, then browse through the notifications, and just before starting for the workplace, I check traffic feeds for a smooth ride. This is a common routine that most of us follow in this app-driven lifestyle and this continues till I sleep… Mobile app development is the key focal point of the apps that are empowering our lives.
So today let us know about how and what are these addictive apps made of. Usually an Android App Developer uses Android Studio (the official IDE for app development), Kotlin, and XML, and an iOS App Developer uses Swift (the official IDE). These apps are called Native apps and have the best possible compatibility with their respective OS, but they are a bit costly, and developing them is a bit time consuming process.
There are SDKs and Frameworks that can save money and time in the App Development process. You might even know some of the frameworks. But first let us know what is a Framework, before knowing about them.
Most Used Frameworks In Mobile App Development In 2022
Flutter is a framework that uses Dart programing language, developed by Google. Initially, it was announced in 2015 and the first alpha version was launched in 2017. Though it is one of the new frameworks, it is quite a popular one yet, because it is used by tech giants like Google, Alibaba, Tencent, and many others.
Advantages of Flutter are that it is an open source and free, has cross-platform accessibility, has hot reload feature, has customizable widgets, has native features and APIs deploy ability, and needs minimum coding.
Advantages of React Native are that it is delivering high performance apps, works across all the platforms, has a large community support, uses single code, and has hot reloading enabled.
Xamarin is Microsoft owned Cross-Platform Mobile App Development framework that is powered by C# codebase. It is part of Visual Studio IDE so needs no extra effort for installation. It is opted by many like Alaska Airlines, BBVA, American Cancer Society, and etc.
Advantages of Xamarin are that it is free and open source, works across all the platforms, delivers high performance and feel of native apps, has larger community support, and also can work for scalable projects.
Ionic Framework is the world’s most famous cross-platform app development tool. Millions of apps are made using this framework like McLaren Automotive, Honeyfi, Diesel, and many more are top trending apps made in Ionic. It was made by Drifty Co. in the year 2013, the first beta version was launched in March 2014. Initially, it was only integrated with Angular.Js but is now integrated with Vue.Js and React.Js. It is free and open source.
Advantages of Ionic Framework are, it is free and open source, is deployable across all the platforms, is a highly customizable user interface, and has easy documentation.
Framework7 is a free and open source HTML based framework for Developing A Successful Mobile Apps, web apps that can be used across all the platforms. It was first released in the year of 2014. It is most popular for its easy to use and develop high performance and quality apps.
Advantages of Framework7 are that it is free and open source, has extremely fast and high-performance animation UIs, builds fully dynamic apps, works across all the platforms, and allows native features and APIs integration.
JQuery Mobile Framework
JQuery Mobile Framework is built on HTML5 and a lightweight Mobile App Development tool, which allows the developer to design UIs just using HTML5. It was first released in 2006, though it has seen a decline in its use JQuery Mobile is still strong and alive.
Advantages of JQuery Mobile Framework are that it is free and open source, is lightweight, has strong community support, and has a larger library of APIs and plugins.
Corona SDK is built on C++/OpenGL, first released in 2009. It has the fastest development speed because it is integrated with Lua (A high level, lightweight, and multi-paradigm programing language). Easy to use and power packed performance made it the most used framework all over the world. Now it is known as Solar2D.
Advantages of Corona SDK are that it is free and open source, is delivering lightweight yet powerful apps, works on all the platforms, can deploy native features and APIs, and has very strong community support.
Advantages of NativeScript are that it is an open source and free, can deploy native features and APIs, has very strong community support, and works across all the platforms.
Sencha Ext JS
Advantages of Sencha Ext JS are that it has Sencha Architect (drag and drop), Sencha Cmd (lifecycle management for your app), Inspector (debugging tool), and many more features.
Advantages of Appcelerator Titanium are that it is an open source and free, has great community support, integrates native features and APIs, and works on all the platforms.
On the Concluding Note I would like to add that all the above mentioned frameworks help build native mobile and web apps across all the platforms, economical and time saving. Select Right Kind Of App Development For Your Business and work towards actualizing your ideas, wishing you in advance for your success.
Tauseef Anwar is the CEO of Pixel Values Technolabs, a top-rated Mobile App Development Company. Tauseef believes in making customer satisfaction as the top most priority and takes care of the Business Development and operations. An entrepreneur by heart, he is always ready to speak a few words or discuss the latest tech especially if it is mobile technology.
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