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Star Knowledge Guide: Choosing the Latest Mobile App Development Frameworks

21 NOV 2017

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The mobile app framework is the base of your future application, making the right choice is of utmost importance. With rising demand and popularity of apps, mobile app development companies are striving to enhance the user experience by opting for the latest technology in app development. However, there are some factors you should consider. A framework is not a narrow-specialized programming solution; it is able to deal with a wide range of problems, but it also can increase the size of an app.

There are three major frameworks for mobile app development: Native, Web and Hybrid. Depending on where you want to take the app, here is what you should know about each framework.

There are 3 types of apps:

  1. Native apps for iOS on Objective-C or Swift, Android on Java, Windows Phone on Net
  2. Hybrid apps for all platforms altogether with Xamarin, React Native, Ionic, Angular Mobile Sencha Touch etc.
  3. Web apps as responsive versions of websites to work on any mobile device.

In this post, let us dive into a list of useful frameworks to help you build great and amazing mobile applications.

Xamarin

Xamarin helps you develop native apps for multiple platforms using a shared C# codebase. With Xamarin, you can do anything in C# that you can build in Objective-C, Swift or Java unlike what is commonly believed. It helps you use the same IDE, language, and APIs everywhere.

Link: https://www.xamarin.com

Intel XDK

 

The Intel XDK lets you build cross-platform apps for each and every store and you can use the Intel XDK to create IoT applications with JavaScript. It includes web services and plugins for content-rich, interactive apps, responsive apps run on any device. Now they have included software development capabilities for Node.JS-based, onboard, IoT apps too.

Link: https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-xdk

React Native

 

The main purpose of this framework is to build native apps, instead of developing hybrid apps which run in a web-view. You can build a high-performance mobile app that is indistinguishable from one that is built using Swift/Objective-C or Java. The latest version of this framework also has support for Android, so now you can also have real cross-platform apps.

Link: http://www.reactnative.com/

PhoneGap/Cordova

 

Open source PhoneGap (Distribution of Cordova) is a great option for building cross-platform mobile applications leveraging on existing web technologies. With PhoneGap, it is easy to do rapid testing and deployment of a hybrid application built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This framework supports different debugging tools, like Safari Web Inspector for iOS, Chrome Developer Tools for Android and Visual Studio Web Debugging Tools for Windows Phone.

Link: https://phonegap.com/

Nativescript

 

Nativescript is another open-source platform for building native cross-platform mobile applications. It gives you every native APIs in JavaScript of most of the mobile platforms. You can easily reuse existing plugins from npm directly in NativeScript projects, making it easier to extend the features of your applications.

Link: https://www.nativescript.org/

Mobile Angular UI

 

One of the top JavaScript frameworks for mobile is the Mobile Angular UI. It is an HTML 5 framework that uses Bootstrap 3 and AngularJS to make interactive mobile apps. There are several UI components like scrollable areas, navbars, switches, overlays and more that developers can use to build seamless mobile applications

Link: http://mobileangularui.com/

Ionic Framework is a 100% free and completely open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app development. Built on top of Angular.js and Apache Cordova, Ionic provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass. You can use over 120 native device features like Bluetooth, Finger Print Auth, and more with Cordova/PhoneGap plugins and TypeScript extensions.

Link: https://ionicframework.com/

Framework7

 

Framework 7 is an open source mobile HTML framework to develop hybrid mobile apps or web apps with iOS & Android native look and feel. Framework 7 is a great solution to create iOS & Android apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript easily and clearly. Framework7 comes with a bunch of ready to use UI elements and widgets like modals, popup, action sheet, popover, list views, media lists, tabs, side panels, layout grid, pre-loader (activity indicator), form elements, etc.

Link: https://framework7.io/

If you are looking for a mobile application and hybrid mobile app development company, then Star Knowledge will be the best option for you. The company provides complete mobile app design and development solutions.

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