Emerging Mobile App Development Frameworks 2019

Here is a list of top mobile app development framework’19 that promise more efficiency and less questioning!

When it comes to mobile development frameworks, developers are confronted with various ideas like native, cross-platform, hybrid, PWA, etc. Which one should they pick? Which one will suit their business requirements? Which one would be reasonable and which one would be feasible? Making a decision about which framework to choose for next project is not easy.

Amongst the duopoly of the two big players in the mobile market viz. Android and iOS, other technologies like Blackberry, Windows Phone, Tizen OS, etc have lost their sheen and have no prospects of reaching any significant market share in the coming future. A further look reveals that developers are not left with many options when creating mobile apps.

Among a handful of programming languages (for mobile applications) being used out there like C/C++, kotlin, java, Swift, Objective C, JavaScript, Angular, React, C#, DART, Ruby on Rails, Python, TypeScript and many more, these can be distinguished as native and cross-platform app development technologies based on their inherent characteristic features. Cordova/PhoneGap, React Native, Xamarin, Ionic, NativeScript, Flutter are a few prevalent options. Frameworks often play a significant role in converting apps to different platforms.

Let’s check into popular mobile app development frameworks (for both native and cross-platform apps) that will trend in 2019:

1. Ionic

It is most amazing is a complete open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app development for building high quality cross-platform mobile apps for iOS and Android platform from a single codebase. It has support from community plugins to premium supported integrations.

2. React Native

React Native is used to building native applications using javascript and react. Working on the theme – learn once, write anywhere. It is not a component library based on pre-styled apps, it gives developers an option to experiment with their startup ideas in the real world.

3. Xamarin

Xamarin is one of the most popular frameworks for creating cross-platform mobile apps that are based on Rapid mobile app development (RMAD), have faster app development cycle, leverages best of object-oriented programming features, gives a native feel to users, gives API integration flexibility, input validation, web service calls, database interactions, back-end API integrations. If some software overheads are ignored, overall Xamarin delivers freedom to link native libraries for crafting great apps with good-quality customizations.

4. Apache Cordova/PhoneGap

Apache Cordova is a mobile application development framework, that was rebranded as PhoneGap and later its open source version appeared in the market as PhoneGap. It acts as a bridge between native code and JavaScript and helps to build cross-platform mobile apps by making use of web views. It does not necessitate the use of the specific mobile platform for creating connected mobile apps. The resultant applications are hybrid, neither truly native nor purely web-based. All the layout rendering in hybrid apps is done via the web views rather than the UI framework of the platform.

5. Flutter

Flutter is a mobile SDK meant for designing high performance and high fidelity mobile apps for ios and Android using a single code base. Flutter is often perceived as Google’s reply to Facebook’s React Native. It comes up with its own language i.e. DART (not as popular as yet, but is relatively easy to learn). Flutter’s high-performance app and its hot –reloading feature are its biggest selling points. Flutter is designed to give business solutions to established companies like Amazon, Netflix, etc. It comes out up as an economic outcome with very less codebase involved.

6. jQuery Mobile

Teams at jQueryUI and jQuery Mobile are being worked closely to provide extensive device coverage, touch-optimized UI, extends responsive design, better data enhancement, enabled AJAZ navigation models for mobile. It is ideal to be used with HTML5 and CSS3, suitable for different screen sizes and orientation. Helps developers optimize designs and idealize the UI for several platforms.

7. Corona SDK

Corona SDK is 8 years old now. It is a software development kit that is used to build 2-dimensional mobile applications for IOS, Android, Kindle, and desktop, OSX, Connected TV, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV. Aptly called a 2D game engine, Corona is a free, cross-platform framework that allows monitoring projects instantly on mobile devices. Corona makes publishing to all major platforms from a single code base possible. This might include Apple devices, Android and iOS devices, MAC Desktop, Amazon Fire, and Windows Desktop, etc.

8. Mobile Angular UI

Mobile Angular UI is accountable for easy and convenient development. It is the successor of Angular JS and helps to build HTML 5 Mobile Apps with Angular JS and Bootstrap. It contains some AngularJS directives that are easy to learn. It is an extension of the Bootstrap framework that contains particular mobile components like overlays, sidebars, switches, scrollable areas. A mobile application can be created from its website just by adding a CSS file in this framework and will be both responsive and touch-enabled.

9. Native Scripts

It is an open-source framework for creating native apps on iOS and Android platform with Angular, Vue.js, TypeScript or JavaScript. NativeScript started paying special attention to NativeScript UI plugin support recently, will work on improving developer experience, code-sharing capabilities with Angular, sharing of code between web and mobile, it will cover analytics and crashylytics (although much documentation is not available). It also supports Chrome Dev Tools CSS Inspection to help you achieve rich and beautiful UI.

A Foregone Conclusion: Must-Have Mobile App Development Frameworks’19

Native applications are fast, utilize device features, are highly performant but are expensive to develop. Cross-platform apps are comparatively less performant but are cost-effective. For this very reason, startups and small businesses go for cross-platform app development much more easily than large enterprises.

Development teams across top app development companies India often report awareness of trade-offs while they embrace cross-platform technologies. Out of the most popular projects PhoneGap, Ionic and React Native have emerged on the surface of professional settings, although the choice of the best mobile framework truly depends upon the app requirements, popularity across the network and other essential factors like cost-effectiveness, robustness, scalability, and security to count a few.