Best 7 Mobile App Development Frameworks That Will Be In Demand in 2020

From shopping online to ordering your favorite food, mobile apps have made everything possible with just a few clicks. With $99 billion mobile app sales in 2019 alone, it shows mobile applications are becoming an integral part of businesses, large or small. If you too have a unique idea and want to turn it into something amazing, consider hiring mobile application development services from Source Soft Solutions. But before that, you must know which are the most popular app development frameworks in 2020.

Best 7 Mobile App Development Frameworks That Will Be In Demand in 2020

Top Mobile App Development Frameworks 2020

We will tell you what are the top mobile app development frameworks that will be in demand in 2020, along with their features, performance, ease of use, and support.

Mobile App Development Frameworks

  1. PhoneGap

This open-source platform makes use of HTML, JavaScript, CSS for creating cross-platform mobile apps. Developed by Adobe and distributed by Cordova, it is a cloud-based developer tool that does not require SDKs and compilers. With PhoneGap app development services, you can create just one codebase for your app that supports multiple devices like Android, iOS, Windows, and webOS.

PhoneGap

Features:

  • Hydration feature makes build cycles fast
  • Hydration feature makes debugging faster
  • Creates native APIs
  • An extensive range of plugins
  • No need to maintain SDKs
  • A single codebase for multiple device-supported apps
  • Many third-party tools

(Want more reasons why you should choose PhoneGap for mobile app development? Read this blog on PhoneGap features, benefits and more in detail.)

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 8.3
  • Quality of Support: 7.7
  • Ease of Setup: 8.5

*According to G2 software review site

  1. Xamarin

This is also an open-source platform but it makes use of C# and .Net for developing backend systems of mobile apps. It lets you build native apps for Android, iOS, tvOS, Windows, macOS, and watchOS. Since one codebase can be used for many platforms, you will have to spend less money on developer hours. And, at the end, you get apps with flawless UI and effective API.

Xamarin

Features:

  • Native user interfaces
  • Native API access and native performance
  • Shared codebase for all mobile platforms
  • Use IDEs to develop apps for Mac or PC
  • No need to maintain SDKs
  • Robust compile-time checking
  • A single codebase for multiple device-supported apps
  • 98% code reusability
  • Many third-party tools

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 7.8
  • Quality of Support: 7.7
  • Ease of Setup: 7.8

*According to G2 software review site

  1. React Native

This is a JavaScript Framework that makes it possible to develop mobile apps with native performance. This means your app can access the phone’s GPS, camera, calculator, photos, and other features. If you hire mobile app development services to create React Native-based apps, you will save both time and money as one codebase can be used for Android and iOS app development. Built by Facebook, React Native converts JS code into Native Code.

React Native App

Features:

  • Write just once and use it for multiple platforms
  • UI focused and native performance
  • Shared codebase for all mobile platforms
  • Third-party libraries
  • Hot reloading
  • Tried and tested by Facebook
  • You need NPM for installation
  • 98% code reusability
  • Huge community support

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 8.0
  • Quality of Support: 7.8
  • Ease of Setup: 8.0

*According to G2 software review site

  1. Flutter

This Google mobile UI framework is open-source and free. You can use it to build iOS and Android apps in less time and money. Big companies like Alibaba, Tencent, and Google Ads have built apps using Flutter. Your developers will use Google’s SDK for creating natively-complied apps using a single codebase.

Flutter

Features:

  • Fast development process
  • Full-customizable widgets
  • Expressive UIs and fast rendering
  • Flexible designs
  • Hot reloading
  • Native end-user experiences
  • Native performance on iOS and Android
  • 50-90% code reusability

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 8.6
  • Quality of Support: 8.0
  • Ease of Setup: 10.0

*According to G2 software review site

[Want to learn what’s the difference between React Native and Flutter. Here is a comparison of these two mobile app development frameworks.]

  1. Ionic

Ionic mobile app framework focuses on user experiences and user interactions. You can use this open-source UI toolkit to build mobile and web apps using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. It integrates with Angular and React as well as with many libraries and other frameworks. It supports Vue.js and uses TypeScript language. Since Ionic uses web technologies, you can save time and money by utilizing web developers for your mobile app project.

Ionic

 Features:

  • Faster app development process
  • Automated native builds
  • Integration capabilities for plugins
  • Quick prototyping and extensive UI elements
  • Testing convenience
  • 98% code reusability
  • Huge community support

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 8.5
  • Quality of Support: 7.6
  • Ease of Setup: 9.0

*According to G2 software review site

  1. Appcelerator Titanium

Developed by Appcelerator, this mobile SDK helps you to build powerful mobile apps for Android, Windows, and iOS smartphones. It has a cross-platform API that accesses native functionalities of a device. Its model-view-controller (MVC) framework Alloy helps to improve the maintainability, reusability, and readability of codes. It integrates well with Angular and Vue.js. It comes with pre-built connectors for Salesforce, MS SQL, and Azure.

Appcelerator

Features:

  • Hyperloop accesses native code
  • Native UI components
  • Create custom UI elements
  • Easy and quick development
  • Code reusability
  • Quick prototyping
  • Supports Android and iOS

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 7.4
  • Quality of Support: 6.7
  • Ease of Setup: 7.1

*According to G2 software review site

  1. Corona SDK

This cross-platform mobile SDK helps you build 2D apps and games for various devices including desktop, Android, iOS, AppleTV, Android TV, etc. Its APIs can work with any type of library such as Java, C++, C, and Objective C. There are no fees associated with using this mobile app development framework.

Crona SDk

Features:

  • Lua scripting language
  • Instant-update simulator
  • More than 1,000 APIs
  • More than 200 plugins
  • 10X faster app development
  • Code reusability
  • Supports multiple platforms

Performance:

  • Ease of Use: 7.7
  • Quality of Support: 8.0
  • Ease of Setup: 7.9

*According to G2 software review site

Conclusion

Companies have understood that having a mobile app is vital for interacting with customers, maximizing profits and generating more revenue. For a business to develop a cost-effective and efficient mobile application, it needs to look for a number of solutions and cost factors. The list of top mobile app development frameworks will definitely help you to choose the best one for your project after analyzing the features, performance, and functionalities of each of the frameworks.

If you have an awesome idea and want to hire mobile application development services, then get in touch with Source Soft Solutions. We provide world-class React Native, Ionic, Xamarin, and PhoneGap app development services for businesses of all sizes and industries. Our experienced developers and designers will work with you to build your dream app, within our given timeline and stated budget. Contact us today!

 

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