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Karol Oponowicz
Feb. 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m. | Mobile Development

Top Eight Mobile App Development Frameworks for 2019

As more and more companies start to move from the desktop environment to the mobile environment more and more programming languages for Android and iOS have been springing up. An ever-growing app development framework is also the cross-platform framework this is much needed especially when you need applications to be able to work on both iOS and Android or for converting either them.

Ionic

Ionic is one of the most popular application development frameworks and operates as a client-side system. Ionic is used with programs such as HTML, Javascript, and CSS to develop mobile applications. Not only is it an important and powerful development tool it is also compatible with nearly all of the latest devices on the market.

It also works exceptionally well in conjunction with other software development apps such as Cordova, Angular, and PhoneGap by Adobe.

The best thing about Ionic is it is entirely free to use.

React native

React Native is a development app designed by Facebook and it hit the market in 2013. Since then it has grown to be one of the most used and most popular mobile development framework applications.

It is one of the best Javascript frameworks for native mobile application in both iOS and Android. The application is a powerful tool with full support for various Integrated Development apps. It is also an open source application that is readily available on the internet for use.

Xamarin

Not to be outdone by either Facebook, Adobe or Ionic Microsoft has to have a foothold in on the mobile application development framework platform too.

It uses mainly C# coding, but it is perfect for the creation of mobile application across iOS and Android mobile devices. It can also be used for the Mac OS and Windows environments.

What is more, is that the application allows for code sharing which cuts down on a lot of time for most developers.

Adobe PhoneGap

Adobe PhoneGap is the best development application for the designing of hybrid applications. As a cross-platform framework that works with most of the top mobile development software.

Adobe PhoneGap's software has no limitation and is one of the best applications for mobile framework development. I not only offer full cross-platform functionality and use of Javascript, CSS, and HTML5 but there are no hardware limitations with this app.

It is loaded with various plug-ins allowing the developer more freedom to a lot more features and functionality to their apps. You can develop for application for all the major operating systems, including iOS and Android systems.

Angular

HTML5 is the preferred platform for the Mobile Angular UI framework. It is completely free to use and is a simple development package allowing for the use of overthros.js and fastclick.js.

It supports most of the operating system and easy to use for novice developers looking to learn mobile application development.

Intel XDK

The Intel XDK is packed full of handy features and is another powerful cross-platform development application. Like PhoneGap, it has a lot of good plugins to develop interactive as well as responsive applications on all devices.

XDK is known for its natural ability to test and troubleshoot new applications especially as you can preview your live work and then make the changes. Another handy feature on XDK which also makes it an easy app to use is the drag and drop feature.

Flutter

Like Microsoft, Adobe and Facebook have a mobile development framework it is only natural to presume that Google would not want to be left behind. Flutter is an open source application that was released by Google not too long ago and is gaining a lot of attention amongst developers.

The application is written in Dart and also works as a cross-platform development application. As it tends to lean towards 2D rendering with an engine called Skia for its visual developments they pretty much have a Cupertino style.

Flutter is similar to Intel XDK in how the developer gets to test and debug newly written apps.

It is also an application that you may want to keep in mind when developing hybrid applications.

Corona SDK

Corona SDK is another free development application that is easy to use and is supported by Lua. It has also been said to be a lot quicker for developing mobile applications than most of the other frameworks.

It supports most of the platforms including that of Microsoft Windows and Mac.

Conclusion

It is still the beginning of 2019, and so there are sure to be new exciting frameworks to pop up throughout the year. It is essential to give these new frameworks a try even though you may always revert to your tried and tested one. You may find that they will add something extra to your project.

Each one of these frameworks we have reviewed is sure to have something unique to offer a development project. It is imported to go through the applications main features carefully once you have established the outline for your development. You do not want to get halfway through an app only to find the framework does not have what you need to finish it successfully.

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