Since smartphones went into mass production over ten years ago, the mobile app market has been continually expanding. Figures from Statistica show that mobile app revenues worldwide have grown from $97.7 billion in 2014 to $581.9 in 2020, and are projected to reach $935.2 by 2022. This massive rise in interest is putting more pressure on businesses to equip themselves with a mobile app. A recent survey has shown that 55 percent of businesses owned by millennials have a mobile app, compared with 13 percent of businesses owned by baby boomers.
Taking on the project of mobile app development is easier than ever before, with more frameworks deploying low-code technology, and others enabling apps to be developed in basic programming languages. Many of these are interface-driven and highly customizable. There are various mobile app frameworks to choose from, the most prominent of which are listed below.
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1. React Native
Swiftic is a leading no-code mobile app development framework for the iOS platform. It is easy to use with an intuitive interface that makes it possible to create, manage, publish and promote apps from the control panel. Apps can be built quickly, and the platform provides advanced analytics, third-party integration, and various promotions. It is possible to build custom applications for specific business requirements, such as an e-commerce or food delivery business. Swiftic has flexible payment plans as well as a success guarantee scheme that offers a free service if an app is not successful within 6 months.
Another open-source framework for cross-platform mobile app development, Xamarin is owned by Microsoft and it uses both C# and .NET for building Android, iOS and Universal for Windows apps. The platform uses Microsoft technology and it has a community of around 1.4 million developers. It has a fantastic native UI that enables developers to build apps more easily and with more control. It also has native API access and easy API integration, as well as native UI support. Some well-known apps that have been created using Xamarin include UPS, Azure, Outback Steakhouse and the Microsoft News app.
This framework from Google benefits from Google’s UI toolkit. This is complete with fully customized widgets that help to create native apps more quickly. Flutter is a cross-platform framework and can be used for building apps for both mobile and web applications. It uses a single code base for both Android and iOS app development and is based on Dart, a language developed by Google. For an improved native experience, it has decent platform features like navigation, scrolling, and icons, and it has a built-in material design widget for the creation of better user interfaces. Notable apps that have used Flutter include Alibaba and Google Ads.
7. JQuery Mobile
There are different ways of approaching mobile app development, but in most cases, a single development framework will be settled on for convenience. Some frameworks offer more features, intuitive components, or app performance. Learning to use different frameworks can also be beneficial for the insights it can provide in finding the best development process.