Top Frameworks For Mobile App Development In 2022

Order food, reach destinations, organize daily tasks, book tickets, and what not. Ever thought, the development frameworks supporting such mundane tasks via intriguing apps?

Here’s a use case of how dependent are we on mobile apps.

Alex wakes up with an alarm app on his watch and orders breakfast from Uber Eats before booking a ride on Uber. And this is just one part of the day. Everyone like Alex is using mobile apps as per their use and liking.

Apps like Instagram, Facebook and Uber Eats are built on popular mobile app development frameworks like Python, NodeJS, and React Native.

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Popular apps are making life easier which is why such apps’ mobile app development is chosen wisely. Developers need to understand which framework will fulfill the purpose in the best possible way.

In this blog post, we will explore top mobile app development frameworks in 2022.

Table of Contents

1-Flutter

A Google’s UI framework for development of native mobile apps. Released in 2017, quite new and flourishing. A single codebase is a plus point of this framework as It allows developers to build mobile apps for Android and iOS at the same time. A free and open source framework making the development process simple yet fast.

Flutter mobile app development consists of software development kit (SDK) and widget based UI library. Although this cross-platform framework is new and more companies are choosing it because Flutter increases the productivity as the same codebase for iOS and Android saves effort and time. Native widgets of Flutter also minimizes time spent on testing as there are little to no compatibility issues.

The framework is easy to get skilled at. Allows developers build native apps without accessing OEM widgets or use much code. Making the mobile app development simpler.

Popular apps using Flutter – Google Ads, GooglePay, Alibaba, Baidu, Bytedance, Kotak, Groupon, Square, iRobot and more.

2-React Native

An open-source Facebook’s framework for development native mobile apps using JavaScript. Best native development combined with React makes it a best-in-class JavaScript library for making interfaces.

“Most companies developing mobile on the current native stacks must compromise in some way. Either on productivity (develop the same product multiple times with different engineers on different stacks), on quality (make low-quality apps) or on a scope (focus on a single platform). The path towards stopping these compromises is inventing new mobile stacks — like React Native.” shared by ex-Head of Mobile Engineering at Wix.com, Tal Kol.

Popular apps using React Native – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Skype, Uber Eats, Bloomberg, Flipkart, Wix, and more.

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3-Kotlin

Feature rich, most popular and flawless Java interoperability defines Kotlin well. We used existing frameworks and libraries for backend development and if we look into popular Javascript frameworks, Kotlin is a good choice for server-side app development.

Again a productive way for server-side application development is via Kotlin. It’s developed by JetBrains currently into works for embedding systems and iOS, so to make it a one stop language in all app areas.

Clean language design, powerful features, allows writing lesser code and more. And less code if written well, fewer bugs would be there as the framework takes care of usual aspects of coding, you can focus on other important stuff. This framework is all about high readability, no runtime overhead, and facilitation for app development.

Popular apps using Kotlin – Trello, Pinterest, Google, Evernote, Slack, Corda, Tinder, Coursera, Uber and more.

4-Xamarin

A robust cross-platform app development framework with a technology stack of C# and .NET. Developers can reuse the maximum code for Android and iOS.

It utilized MVC design patterns, allows develop apps user interface using Model pattern. You can see which parts of the app will be using native user interface for each platform (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows).

No need to create different APIs for Android and iOS as it lets you use the same API for building apps on Android and iOS. Hence, productive and high performing code you get.

Xamarin has huge community and support available. You can integrate various SDKs using different operating systems. Also, the shared code base  let you use the code multiple times, in other words, reduces one third of your time and effort.

Popular apps using Xamarin – The World Bank, Storyo, FreshDirect, Skulls of the Shogun, Olo, Insightly, and more.

5-Swiftic

One of the popular iOS mobile app development frameworks, comes with easy to navigate interface. Instead of starting from scratch, it allows development via current components online making development fast and easy.

Furthermore, the framework is highly intriguing in a way that it offers smooth user UX interface and very simple workable strategies.

Probably, we can say the easiest development framework which comes with visual components, app advertising, social media feeds, etc. An integrated control panel allows compact development and launch.

Some key features of the framework includes third party integrations, app publication assistance, push notifications, app promotion, social media feeds, coupons and loyalty cards.

Popular apps using Swifitic – Facebook, Uber, Slack, Lyft, Accenture, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Khan Academy and more.

6-Ionic

Open source software development kit (SDK) for cross platform development, It uses standard web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

The latest version uses web components with additional popular JavaScript frameworks like Angular, React, / Vue. Since this framework came into existence, over five million apps have been developed using Ionic.

Easy to find resources since Ionic is built on JavaScript, one of the most popular programming languages. Very flexible as it’s built on standard web technologies. Also, makes it easy to customize the look of an app with just HTML and CSS.

Moreover, one codebase could be used for multiple apps or multiple times.

Popular apps using Ionic – Market Watch, Pacifica, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Diesel, Sworkit and more.

Final verdict

Have you noticed that all of the above mobile app development frameworks supports one codebase, helps in third party integrations, offer smooth user interface and reduces the development time and resources? Yes, that is the reason why they are being picked by developers all over the world.

Phaedra Solutions mobile app developers are quite good in all above frameworks and we built mobile apps for our clients on these frameworks daily. Need help? Contact us.

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