Various Platforms available for Mobile Application Development.

Mobile devices are evolving into increasingly sophisticated and general-purpose computers and this has led to the development of a variety of platforms and operating systems in the mobile space.

Everyone would like to create mobile applications and bring their innovate ideas into solutions and sometimes you get overwhelmed choosing which platforms to use and the list of available platforms available.

Today let’s solve this by analyzing the various mobile platforms available in the market and which one to use and when to use it.

First let’s understand the types of app that can be build.

  • Native apps
  • Hybrid apps
  • Web apps

Native Apps

Native apps are built for specific mobile operating system such as Apple iOS or Android OS. An app made for Apple iOS will not work on Android OS or Windows OS.

Hybrid Apps

A Hybrid apps is a software application that combines elements of both native apps and web applications. Hybrid apps are essentially web apps that have been put in a native app shell.

Web Apps

Web apps tends to be built using JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5. Unlike mobile apps, there is no standard software development kit for building web apps.

Now let’s see how to build each category and list of available frameworks.

Native apps

We have handful of best frame-work available in market to start with below is the list.

Flutter

Flutter

Flutter SDK is Google’s UI toolkit for crafting beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

Some of the features that makes flutter unique when compared to the rest of the market are.

  • Cross Platform Capabilities
  • Community
  • Fast and Simple App Development
  • Unique and rich collection of widgets
  • Easy to learn.
  • Design Tools

More details about Flutter can be found here.

React Native

React Native

React Native is an open-source mobile application framework created by Facebook, Inc. It is used to develop applications for Android, Android TV, iOS, macOS, Web, Windows and UWP by enabling developers to use React framework along with native platform capabilities.

  • Time and cost efficiency
  • Native look and feel of your apps.
  • Sharing the codebase for iOS, Android, and the Web (with React and React Native for Web)
  • One team for multiple platforms
  • Awesome performance

More details about React Native can be found here .

Swift

Swift is a modern, general-purpose, and multi-paradigm programming language designed by Apple to build their iOS-powered devices.

Swift
  • Open Source
  • Better error Handling
  • Easy Scaling
  • Less Coding and Scaling
  • Faster Coding

More details about Swift can be found here .

Hybrid Apps

Ionic Apps

Ionic

The Ionic Framework is a complete open-source SDK for hybrid mobile app development. It provides tools and services for hybrid mobile app development using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass.

More details about Swift can be found here .

Native Script

Native Script

Native Script apps are built using JavaScript, or by using any language that transpiles to JavaScript, such as TypeScript, for instance.

More details about Native Script can be found here.

Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps are something between a responsive website and a mobile app.

They are mobile sites built with modern JavaScript frameworks, designed to work like a native app.

  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Engaging

More details about Progressive Apps can be found here.

Hence, picking the right platform to develop application is one of the most critical parts of building your app. Hope this article would have aided in you understanding which framework to choose from.

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