Creating mobile apps that stand out from the competition can be an arduous task. Fortunately, there are plenty of cross-platform development frameworks to help make this task easier, and even ensure that your app will reach its full potential in terms of success and user engagement. There are several factors to consider when choosing which framework will work best for your business, whether you’re building a native app or something more web-based like an HTML5 mobile website.
Top emerging app development frameworks
Overview of React Native
A comprehensive look at what React Native is, how it’s used, and why it’s so popular. With Facebook releasing multiple high-quality open source projects in recent years, including React and React Native, they have established themselves as a powerhouse in development frameworks. Let’s take a closer look at how React Native works and what makes it such an effective tool for app developers.
Cross-platform benefits and drawbacks
One obvious benefit of a cross-platform app is that you don’t have to spend time writing separate code for different platforms. That’s not exactly a free lunch, though, since that means you still have to build and maintain two or more apps. And each app will likely end up looking and working slightly differently than its counterparts on other platforms.
Xamarin pros and cons
One of Google’s most interesting open-source projects is Native Client, which enables developers to run native code in browsers. There’s one catch: you have to compile for each platform individually. That’s where Xamarin comes in. Xamarin is an app development framework that allows C# and .NET developers build once and deploy on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows using Visual Studio.
Ionic pros and cons
Overview of Flutter
Flutter Pros and Cons
What is Flutter? The latest addition to Google’s impressive collection of open-source mobile app development company tools is Flutter. It allows developers to create cross-platform apps for Android and iOS (both for phones and tablets). While it can also be used for creating web apps, that functionality isn’t ready yet. What sets Flutter apart from other frameworks? Here are a few pros and cons of using Flutter. In general, there are many merits to adding Flutter as a core member of your toolkit:
A huge benefit of Flutter is its speed. In fact, most apps built with Flutter take less than 50% longer than native code—and since many in-house teams don’t have dedicated full-time programmers or an external programming contractor on staff, saving time means making a return on investment much sooner.