It is already a known fact that only a portion of apps across the stores actually enjoy a retention rate spanning across a year or more. Most apps for one reason or the other just fail to engage users beyond a few months after download. Often compromising user experience and app performance are responsible for dumping an app.
Choice of the right technology stack, particularly the frontend technology plays a crucial role in shaping the user experience of an app. There are several great frontend development frameworks and all have their pros and cons. This is why we are here to tell you about top app development frameworks and why and when to choose them for your app project. Here we go.
React Native, developed and maintained by Facebook, is the most loved cross-platform app development framework with a robust and active developer community. Component-based architecture, reusability of code, and developer-friendly features like Hot Reloading make React Native so widely popular.
Some of the definitive features of React Native include the following.
You can find React Native more appropriate for developing the app frontend in the following conditions.
Flutter, developed and maintained by Google is an open-source and free cross-platform framework that uses Dart programming language. It is the most popular cross-platform development framework after React Native and is well known for the repository of its UI widget library and modular architecture.
Some of the key features of Flutter include the following.
Ionic as the open-source hybrid app development framework uses tried and trusted web technologies such as Angular and Apache Cordova. Ionic builds a single hybrid app that can run on all platforms including the web, desktop, iOS, and Android.
Some of the key features of Ionic include the following.
Xamarin is a powerful cross-platform app development framework created and maintained by Microsoft. The framework uses C# programming language and makes lean apps with less coding resulting in faster development time.
Some of the definitive features of Xamarin include the following.
Obviously, within the short length of this post, we still could not cover all the cross-platform development technologies. There are still a few frameworks like NativeScript and Cordova that are well received by many developers and app projects. But the above four frameworks still lead in popularity and presence across app projects. There is no good or bad of app development frameworks and the choice only depends upon the nature of your project, budget, available skills, and timeline.
About the author:
Vincent Martinot is a keen writer and managing director at EurecaApps – one of the leading app development companies helping businesses in developing robust mobile applications.