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List of Frameworks for Cross-Platform App Development

Marie Weaver
An expert at search engine optimization and technical enthusiast, Marie frequently writes on revolutionary technologies that shape the future of industries. She likes to connect with industry experts.
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Mobile applications have transformed our lives. It has not only impacted our personal lives but also plays a critical role for businesses these days.it is one of the best ways to build strong relationships with your customers and engage them for a longer span of time that enables you to grow your businesses.

When it comes to launching your enterprise level application, then most of the organisations used to opt for the native app development process. It allows them to launch high performance and enrich feature based applications for the particular platform. But as the demand for mobile apps have gone up, small to large enterprises prefer to launch their solutions in a short period of time. In order to overcome this challenge, cross platform app development has gained immense popularity in recent times.

Cross platform app development allows developers to launch the solution on different platforms with a single source code. It helps to save a huge amount of time and efforts of the developers. Apart from this also, cross platform app development has many other advantages such as -

  • Better Exposure to Audience
  • Simpler Maintenance & Deployment
  • Code Reusability
  • Lesser Development Efforts & Cost
  • Quicker Time to Market
  • Easier Customization
  • Appropriate UX/UI Design

Presently, there is a demand for cross platform app based mobile app development services. To meet this requirement many frameworks have been introduced by the experts, which helps to boost the development process and also allows developers to integrate a wide range of functionalities in the solution.

In this blog post, let’s provide you with the full list of frameworks which support cross platform app development process and every developer should know about the same.

List of frameworks for Cross platform app Development

React Native

React Native is an open-source mobile application framework. This tool is created by Facebook, Inc.. It is widely used to develop solutions for different platforms which includes Android TV, , iOS, macOS, tvOS, Web, and Windows. Furthermore, this tool is not new for the programmers and for beginners it is easy to learn as it uses the popular Javascript platform, which is widely used in the development industry.

It allows developers to write modules in different languages such as Swift, Java , and C. This interprets the source code and converts them to the native elements in less time. Top brands such as Facebook and Instagram have also launched their apps on this platform.

Xamarin

This tool is known as a modern tool for the cross platform development process. It is used to build apps for different platforms using a single .net codebase. Different applications based on this technology have the look and feel of native apps, It also helps to resolve issues of disjointed native technology stacks.

According to Wikipedia, Xamarin is a Microsoft-owned San Francisco-based software company founded in May 2011 by the engineers that created Mono, Xamarin.Android (formerly Mono for Android) and Xamarin.iOS (formerly MonoTouch), which are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET).

It provides an opportunity to the programmers that can seamlessly run and operate on different platforms but with the same code-base. This technology has full support of the world class tools and libraries, and programming languages. Apart from this, Xamarin offers native APIs and NuGet Packages.

Corona SDK

Corona SDK is a powerful tool, which helps to deliver 2D games and apps for different platforms such as Android, iOS, Kindle, Apple TV, Android TV, macOS, and Windows.This platform is based on free and single codebase SDK. It highly uses LUA, which is based on a lightweight and fast programming language. Popular games such as Angry bird and Warcraft are built with the support of this tool.

It provides extensive support of the libraries, which helps to extend the features and also allows developers to leverage the full support of API integration services.

Flutter

Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit. It is created by Google and it also provides support for different platforms, which includes Android, iOS, Google Fuchsia, Web platform, Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Apart from this, it is written in C, C++, and Dart.

Conclusion
Mobile applications have gained immense popularity and for enterprises it has turned as a key success factor of the businesses. In order to leverage all the benefits of app development services, and to launch the quality app in the short span of time, we have listed some of the best cross platform development tools that every developer should know in order to meet the market standards.

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