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Rakesh Patel
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Keep Up With These Frameworks for Cross-Platform App Development

The digital revolutions cannot be ignored at any rate especially when it is pervading multiple aspects of our day to day lives. The ones that aren’t keeping up have a lot to lose. The constant changes happening in the tech industry have a lot to offer but the most important benefit of it is in the field of employment opportunities. What I mean is with increasing demand for young professionals, the need for technology improvement is always required. Let’s take an example of an application framework, it is a collection of software libraries that provide a fundamental structure to support the development of applications for a specific environment, an application framework that acts as the skeletal support to build an application.

However, you will come across a wide range of frameworks for multi-platform application development that must be taken into consideration. Here is a must-have guide to getting your decision-making juices flowing.


Ionic is a complete open-source SDK mainly used for hybrid mobile app development. Built on top of AngularJS and Apache Cordova, the open source project under MIT has been designed by a worldwide community making it free. Check out the recent releases, known as Ionic 3 or just Ionic, the ones which are built on Angular. This provides tools and services for developing hybrid mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and Sass. Created by Max Lynch, Ben Sperry, and Adam Bradley of Drifty Co., the framework becomes an important tool where apps can be built with these Web technologies will then be distributed through native app stores to be installed on devices by leveraging Cordova.

Ionic follows the write once, runs anywhere whether iOS, Android, etc. Ionic offers over 120 native device features that can be used within your app.


Being an open-source Javascript web framework that is written using Node.JS, Meteor, is made up of a collection of libraries and packages that are bound together, making things easy, flexible, faster and requires less amount of coding as well. This simplifies the process of developing apps by allowing rapid prototyping and producing cross-platform code that can be used whether it’s Android or iOS.

The framework helps to speed up JavaScript coding for front-end and back-end development. Creating apps using Meteor is pretty simple and easy. Besides, there is also one language used for front-end and back-end development. I am talking about JavaScript that’s quite easy to learn especially with the developer who already knows JavaScript, they don’t have to learn anything new. However, if they don’t, then JavaScript is a pretty easy language to learn.


Release in 2013, the framework also turns out to be an open source UI framework and components for HTML5 hybrid mobile app development. Being based on PhoneGap and Cordova, the framework allows developers to create mobile apps using Web technologies like CSS, HTML5, and JavaScript. Originally based on AngularJS and supported jQuery, OnsenUI has become JavaScript framework- agnostic, meaning developers can create mobile apps with or without any JavaScript framework. Onsen UI also provides comprehensive tools and services through Monaca, both products are developed by the same company.


Although, JavaScript, Angular, and TypeScript are arguably some of the most used web development technologies. With Native Script, you can use them to create apps, as well. If simply put, Native Script produces platform-native user interfaces from a single code base. And in order to help mobile app developers become familiar with the framework, you can check out their official website which hosts plenty of resources and detailed tutorials.

React Native

Announced in 2015, React Native came into being by applying the React architecture to native Android, iOS, and UWP applications.

React Native is quite similar to React JS. Besides, it is not manipulating the DOM via the VirtualDom but same native views. Being a React native app development company, we exactly know how the framework runs in a background process, which interprets the Javascript written by the developers, directly on the end-device and communicates with the native platform via a serializable, asynchronous and batched Bridge. React Native doesn’t rely on HTML5 at all, everything is written in Javascript and relies on native SDKs.

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