The digital bubble is expanding every minute as we talk, and believe us it nit bursting anytime soon. Every person around the world is using multiple mobile applications to make their life easier. And technologists are day and night working to make your life easier and upgrade systems and systems development processes.
And if you are one who has made up your mind to build a single app to run on mobile, web and desktops or laptops, then you need to choose the right Framework For Hybrid App Development. But which and how would be the top questions in your head.
There are thousands of mobile app development frameworks that are striving to give you the best user experience at your fingertips. Hence tapping the finger on a feature-rich, user-friendly, and fast isn't as easy as it looks. So, to help you choose we have listed down the top 10 recommendations.
The Dependent Life
Every hybrid mobile app framework features a different structure, functionality, and is used for creating different multiple applications. The mobile app development market is expected to touch USD 100 billion by the year 2022 with a growth rate of 14% per annum. And with the growing time the technological additions to these platforms grow, and also grows the expectation from the platform.
To pave their way to ultimate success, well interactive and organized interfaces are being used through multiple hybrid frameworks to realize applications with better problem-solving capabilities in this modern era.
Top Frameworks for Hybrid App Development
1. React Native
A single JS codebase is used to compile the React Native framework that can be reused by the programmer to code between both iOS and Android platforms, using platform-specific versions of various components to give you a native app like experience. It also guarantees a shorter app development cycle. The UIs created by the programmer are compiled into components with the use of markdown languages such as XML and JSX.
It's a preferred choice of developers particularly because of the exhaustive feature list, predefined elements, built-in development server, debugging tools, and functionalities that can be easily understood by the targeted audience can be enabled by the programmer by making interactive UIs.
Xamarin is another hottest tool used by major organizations all over the world to develop scalable hybrid apps. It is a .Net based framework introduced by Microsoft. It enables developers to use the same code for iOS, Android, watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and Windows. Xamarin is supported by various tools, programming languages, and libraries. It offers a development ecosystem with API, backend, components, etc. Programmers can use it to offer a native feel to the applications with a framework that runs on the 'write once and run anytime' principle.
Being the open-source mobile app development framework that includes more than a million active developers in the community for quick support from its active community, it saves a significant amount of time through the development process.
This Google prodigy has been designed to work across platforms, without replacing Java, Swift, and Objective C, designed to support various languages in the backend. Although it’s a newcomer in the Hybrid App Development Framework arena, it stands a fighting chance in becoming a developer's favorite for a number of features and functionalities. It is also compatible with Fuchsia and Google’s mobile OS.
Powerpack tool kit, CLI and VI editors, hot reload feature, allowing nesting and assembling widgets to build UI's, can implement sliders, buttons, dialog boxes, switches, loading spinners, tab bars without relying on OEM widgets and DOM web views and its blazing fast.
5. jQuery Mobile
Generic applications that consistently work on different platforms like Windows, Symbian, etc. can be organized with the help of the jQuery framework. The 'Bring Your Own Device' or popularly known 'BYOD' concept applies to this framework. Its ThemeRollar offers highly customizable themes too.
While building its own identity, jQuery does not try to adapt a native look like its other competitive counterpart frameworks. It is a user interface system that is based on HTML5. It is used to build highly responsive applications for tablets, smartphones, and desktops with its touch-optimized feature.
Framework7 is a full-featured HTML framework, independent of AngularJS and React and therefore the most sought-after framework for mobile application development. By using styling components such as effective animation, this framework offers a nice native feel to the mobile application. It allows developers to choose different variants to choose for different projects:
Framework: Framework 7 Core, Framework 7 – Vue, Framework 7 – React; Target Platform: web app, PWA or Cordova app; Starter Template: Single Views, Tabs, Split View; Custom Color Theme; Generate required icons and splash screen.
7. Mobile Angular UI
This is an open-source framework, which is strategically built with the help of AngularJS and Bootstrap. Using the best features of Angular and Bootstrap3, the programmers can build interesting HTML5 applications. Although it doesn’t feature the dependencies associated with the Bootstrap libraries, Mobile Angular UI can be used as an extension of Bootstrap3.
Many UI development components missing from Bootstrap3 such as switches, overlays, scrollable areas, navigation bars, sidebars, etc. which were missing earlier are featured in Mobile Angular UI. This assures an intuitive, smooth, and attractive user interface.
8. Onsen UI
Yet another open-source framework, Onsen UI works seamlessly without the requirements of AngularJS, it is relatively new but competes well against the long known and established framework.
PhoneGap can be implemented in various native stores of multiple programming platforms with its ability to develop mobile applications inside the native app shell. It also allows the compilation of applications without using SDKs available in the environment and is supported by a cloud service named 'Build'.
10. Native Scripts
Evolution of Mobile App Development
Frameworks used for hybrid mobile app development by mobile app development companies in India are evolving every day from a single platform application to cross-platform or hybrid apps. The mobile app development trends have witnessed a paradigm shift in terms of scripting, coding, integration, platforms, deployment, and development methods with such an evolution.
Technologies like AI, IoT, Blockchain, and ML are adopted by mobile app developers in India to provide secure, smart, and user-friendly native, hybrid, and progressing web apps.
Companies deliver end-to-end hybrid app development services and deliver promptly within the stipulated timeframe. With such fast-growing technology and adaptation, it will be interesting to see how hybrid our applications will become in the future.
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