Best Hybrid Mobile App Framework of 2019

November 1st, 2019 - ozonesoft

Selecting the right technology to build your mobile apps is demanding. A heap of technology is available to choose from.

Building and developing native apps for your mobile device has always been a big challenge. As native development gives you more control and better management, it struggles with native SDKs, IDEs, and Apple-specific requirements to produce your new app. But developing hybrid apps have always been the developer’s dream. Hybrid mobile app development is in place to offer a wide array of benefits for users. The most obvious advantages of the hybrid app development approach are cost-effectiveness, consistent UI experience, offline support, simplified maintenance, and ease of integration. Once the code is developed and deployed across all mobile platforms.

There are bundle of Mobile App Development frameworks available out there but we have listed the Top 10 Mobile App Development Frameworks in 2019.

1. React Native

The best open source Cross-platform mobile app framework launched by Facebook.

Pros

● Powerful, in some cases more than the others. It’s rendered with native code.
● There are a lot of social plugins to display feeds, grid pictures and stuff like that.

Cons

● The learning curve could be very slow
● After months of releases, we’re still at v0.6. Developers don’t like to use tools not versions as «stable» or definitive.

2. Xamarin

Xamarin is launch by Microsoft for developing apps for Android, iOS, and Windows in C#. Its ability to reuse code, tools and functions makes it a suitable tool for fast app development.
Xamarin is used by 15 thousand companies in fields like healthcare, energy and transport.

Pros

● The ability to reuse code, tools and functions make the process quick that helps in saving a significant amount of time.

● The apps built by using this mobile framework offer native experience and are aesthetically sound.

Cons

● Large Operational Software overheads.
● UI or User-Interface Development is time-consuming.
● Limited outside coding support.

3. Flutter

Flutter is launch by Google which is best suited for the development of the hybrid apps. Flutter is based on the Dart language.

Pros

● Provides very good and fast tools to work, build and run the app.
● Brand new and people love Google, so its potential is perhaps higher than other frameworks.
● It performs great, technically.

Cons
● It is based on Dart. An extra burden to study new language when you can use JavaScript, React or Angular.
● Limited support on some features, needs time to improve.

4. Ionic

A free open-source framework for developing cross-platform and progressive web apps. the best framework to create hybrid apps. The goal was to build an Angular based system to blow out all those jQuery mobile frameworks and define a modern approach to mobile hybrid apps.

Pros

● Has got a live reload system and a nice app to preview your application directly on devices.
● Good performance on UI. Sometimes bad when you use a lot of modules, even approaching lazy loading methods.

Cons

● It’s Cordova based and sometimes too limited in the free version for professional requirements.
● The latest version V3 is little bit confusing.

5. Onsen UI

An open-source UI framework for hybrid mobile apps based on PhoneGap/Cordova. It is simple to use, can work with or without AngularJS, and has great documentation that includes lots of examples and layouts for the most common app structures.

Pros
● Works with predefined components.
● Excellent documentation with examples.

Cons

● PhoneGap/Cordova builder not included, but supported.
● No support for Material Design.

6. PhoneGap

PhoneGap is a widely used cross-platform mobile app framework for mobile apps development using Javascript, HTML5 & CSS.

Pros

● Easier getting started.
● The single code base for multiple platforms.
● Rapid testing and deployment.

Cons

● Not so brilliant performance.
● Lack of UI Widgets.

7. jQuery Mobile

jQuery mobile is HTML5 based development framework designed to make responsive web and mobile apps.

Pros

● Support for wide range of mobile browsers.
● Simple to use.

Cons

● The dated styles that do not like either iOS or Android.
● PhoneGap/Cordova builder not included, but supported.

8. Native Script
● An open-source framework to develop apps on the Apple iOS and Android platforms. Nativescript gives you powers to code your app using angular or Vue, locally and even with an online IDE. It has decent support for native features and UI features, providing good templates and plugins.

Pros

● Cool website and clear docs.
● Better performance than other.

Cons

● Bad tools to work with.
● Very limited support to bugs and stackoverflow questions.

9. Framework 7

Framework 7 is full-featured HTML framework to develop apps on the ios and Android platforms.

Pros

● It is easy to use, relies only on HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
● Good performance.
● You can combined it with any JavaScript framework.

Cons

● PhoneGap/Cordova builder not included, but supported.

10. Mobile Angular UI

This framework is used to build Html5 mobile apps with Bootstrap and Angular JS.

Pros
● So optimized and crafted beautifully.
● So easy to use.
● Easily compatible with typescript.

Cons

● It has a lack of JavaScript components and smaller CSS library and the limited functionality.
● The documents are not that comprehensive.
Hope listed above the best mobile app development frameworks can be a great to fit to start your app business.

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