December 12, 2022
Are you planning to build a mobile app for your business?
By 2025, mobile apps are expected to generate over $613 billion in revenue.
Mobile apps have become an important part of our day-to-day lives. We spend so much time on social media apps, shopping apps, entertainment apps, etc.
A business app with a beautiful UI (user interface) and amazing UX (user experience) is all you need to satisfy your users. While having a website helps to increase web presence, a mobile app can help you connect with your customers and make them repeat purchases.
With so many app development frameworks out there, you need to select one that’s right for you.
Released in 2017, Flutter is an open-source mobile UI framework by Google. With this framework, you can create a native mobile application with only one codebase. That’s the reason why Flutter is so popular. Due to its ability to create cross-platform applications, it lets you create an app that works on Android as well as iOS.
It comes with an SDK (Software Development Kit) and UI Library. SDK is the collection of tools for app development. UI Library contains UI elements like buttons, text inputs, etc. to customize the app.
When it comes to iPhone app development, Swift is considered the best programming language. Swift was released in 2014 and currently, it is the most popular and powerful programming language for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS.
Earlier, Objective-C was the main programming language used for iPhone app development. But today, developers have switched to Swift. This programming language makes it really easy for developers to beautiful apps faster.
React Native was developed by Facebook. Using this open-source framework, you can create cross-platform applications, which means you do not have to create two apps, separately for Android and iOS. This saves a lot of time and energy. Features like hot and live reloading make it more interesting. With this feature, the developer can work with code changes in real time.
Xamarin was introduced in 2011. After a few years of release, it was acquired by Microsoft for $400 million. The developer won’t have to build apps separately for various operating systems. With this cross-development platform, a developer can easily develop an app that runs on iOS, Android, and Windows. As a result, it would save a lot of time and money.
Ionic was developed in 2013. It is another popular cross-development platform using which, you can create mobile apps for multiple operating systems, including Android, iOS, and Windows. Tools and plugins offered by Ionic further enhance the app development process. On Ionic’s website, you will find tools for analytics, security, testing, etc.
While native programming languages such as Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, and Swift can deliver immersive user experience & performance, cross-platform development ensures easy maintenance and faster TTM (time to market).
When choosing between the two, take into account your business needs. Let’s say, if you want to make your apps live on both platforms as quickly as possible, in that case, cross-platform would be the right choice. However, if you are more concerned about your app’s functionality, performance, and security, then you need to select a native platform.
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