Top 13 Mobile App Development Platforms You Need
There are just so many new app development platforms in the market. Here is a list of 13 mobile app development platforms that you need to know about.
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Mobile apps are playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives, and the demand for mobile apps is growing at an unbelievable rate. The market is becoming loaded with mobile apps, and users want better user experiences from their favorite brands. This has led to a higher demand for mobile app developers who are capable of building high-quality apps for their customers.
But how can you develop a good mobile app? Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available that make this process easier than ever before. With the right mobile app development platforms and resources, it's possible to build any type of application you want: from games and social networking tools to productivity software—and everything in between!
Flutter is an open-source mobile app development framework, which means it’s free for anyone to use and modify. It’s also cross-platform; developers can build apps for iOS and Android using the same codebase and have them run on both systems equally well. That said, it runs on top of Google’s Dart programming language — not one of the most widely used languages in the world.
2. React Native
It is used by companies such as Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Facebook, and many more. The creators of React Native recognized that mobile apps require different types of functionality compared to websites – this includes networking requests and offline functionality – which can't be handled using traditional web views or web components alone.
With this, they created a solution that allows developers to write code once while still maintaining good performance across multiple platforms at once! This makes it much easier than other options out there like Cordova or Xamarin which require us to write separate versions of each app version we need with different languages too each time.
3. Native Scripts
The NativeScript community has created thousands of open-source plugins with which to build your next mobile app. These plugins are available in most NativeScript core modules so you can easily leverage them in your projects.
In addition, there are many ready-made templates for various types of applications including Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) which support OS-specific features such as push notifications and offline experience.
4. Codename One
Codename One is a Java-based open-source mobile platform that allows you to run your apps on a broad range of platforms:
Mobile Web (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone)
Mobile Hybrid (iOS and Android)
Native iOS, Android, and Windows Apps.
Kony is a mobile app development platform that allows you to build native, hybrid, and mobile web apps using any language you prefer. It supports Android, iOS, Windows, and BlackBerry as well as all major databases, cloud platforms, and web browsers.
Kony is also one of the most flexible app-building platforms available on the market today with support for all major operating systems (Windows 10 Universal Platform) as well as operating system versions (e.g., Windows 8).
6. RhoMobile Suite
The MVC paradigm ensures rapid app development using Ruby on Rails as a framework. This framework also supports third-party plugins for integration with other systems such as Salesforce, G Suite, or SAP ERP.
7. Alpha Anywhere
Alpha Anywhere is a cross-platform mobile app development platform. It is used to build mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. The cloud-based platform can be integrated into Visual Studio using a plug-in that makes it easy to develop and test an app without having to leave your IDE. The visual interface makes it possible for developers without coding skills to write their applications using drag and drop functions.
8. Appcelerator Titanium
The Titanium architecture consists of three layers—UI components, business logic layer (BLL), and data access layer (DAL). The UI components include views such as lists, tables, buttons, etc., while the BLL handles the business logic required by the app along with model objects needed by these actions/functions.
Finally, there’s a separate module called “Titanium Server,” which provides an interface between your mobile devices & servers via REST APIs, allowing them to communicate with each other securely over HTTP protocol.
9. jQuery Mobile
One of the best parts about jQuery Mobile is that it's not just for building native apps; you can use it as an HTML5 framework for building responsive websites too! This makes this platform more versatile than many others on this list—but there are still some drawbacks to consider before using it for your project.
It only works with certain browsers (Chrome, Safari), so if your users aren't using those browsers, then they won't be able to access your site in full functionality (otherwise, they'll automatically get redirected into something called "Quirks Mode" which isn't quite as nice).
Since jQuery Mobile uses HTML5 syntax instead of CSS3/Sass/LESS/etc., there aren't many visual design options available other than what comes pre-built into their template system—which means no custom themes or stylesheets unless you're willing to pay extra money!
10. Corona SDK
Corona SDK is a cross-platform app development tool that focuses on making games. It is best for beginners looking to get their feet wet in mobile app development. It's free to use, but you need to pay for a license to publish games.
PhoneGap has a free version and paid versions called PhoneGap Build that allow developers to build their apps without any knowledge about code or compile applications for each platform individually (iOS, Android, etc.). The core features of this product include:
Native look and feel on both platforms with no need for polyfills or other workarounds.
Easy integration with native device functions such as camera, address book, etc.
Support for offline storage using localStorage in WebView.
12. Sencha Touch
A set of pre-built user interface widgets (buttons, sliders, text fields).
Event handlers can be attached to DOM elements or created dynamically via code.
A touchable/clickable list view with support for single and multiple selections as well as custom item events.
Xamarin is another cross-platform mobile development framework that allows developers to write applications for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in C#. It was acquired by Microsoft in February 2016.
Xamarin is a proprietary software development kit (SDK) for developing native applications for multiple mobile platforms using C#. It means that Xamarin apps are written using the same language used to create desktop apps, web services, and tools like Visual Studio. So you can use all your existing skills and knowledge with no need to learn another language or framework.
These Mobile App Platforms Can Help You Create the Mobile Apps of Your Dreams
Each of the following platforms is easy to use, free to use, and open source. They are also cross-platform and have large communities that provide support for all users. These platforms offer a variety of options for mobile app development, including,
We hope that you’ve found this collection of mobile app development platforms helpful. As always, we encourage you to continue learning about the latest trends in mobile development so that your skillset can grow and stay up to date with industry standards.
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