As the title suggests, in this blog post we will introduce and compare the top mobile application development frameworks (hybrid & native), as of February 2019. The blog post will help you choose the best mobile development framework for you. And not only will this blog post aim to help you as an individual/learner/student mobile app developer, but also to the companies that are willing to enter the marketplace of mobile app development.
Now, before we get started into the nitty-gritty world of various app development frameworks let’s give you a quick overview of what Hybrid and Native app are, as this is one aspect that you should always be aware of before going out there and creating an amazing app that can make life simpler for others.Native apps
These apps are developed and written in a programming language specifically for the mobile operating system that they are being built. For an instance, Swift for iOS and Java for android. The apps are developed specifically for their own ecosystem using the user experience guideline provided by the OS itself and hence the performance of the native apps is typically better than that of hybrid apps.Hybrid apps
Speaking of hybrid apps, at the core of their heart, they are a website package (web view, if you will) wrapped into native app wrapper. The native app wrapper establishes a communication between the native platform and the web view. In simpler terms, a hybrid app is basically a web application transformed into a mobile app view.
There is a plethora of app development frameworks for both native app development and hybrid app development. We will compare the top frameworks, that apply to both cases mentioned above.
Let’s get started.1. Ionic
Pointers to consider while opting for Ionic
Pointers to consider while opting for React Native
Xamarin was introduced in 2011 and it comes with a shared C# codebase which allows users to create native apps for Android, Windows and iOS. Xamarin allows the developers to test their apps on the cloud directly. Businesses can utilize Xamarin to develop enterprise level hybrid/crossplatform mobile apps with native devices’ look and feel.
Pointers to consider while opting for Xamarin
Pointers to consider while opting for PhoneGap
Flutter uses ‘Dart’ as its primary programming language. Flutter as a framework and Dart as a language is invented and developed by Google. Flutter uses dart as a single code base to develop and design high performing apps for iOS and Android. The apps developed using the Flutter framework are fast, as it uses a c++ based engine. Flutter also includes built-in material design conventions, which makes the development of iOS and Android experience quicker and simpler.
Pointers to consider while opting for Flutter
The above mentioned are some of the best mobile app development frameworks. You can clearly see that each of the approach has its pros and cons to offer. We want you to compare these frameworks and choose the best among them all. If you are still a bit baffled about which framework to opt for or how to get started, then contact us. Yes, it’s that simple.
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