The fact that technology developed by one company to promote one of its services can turn up into a popular framework that can work across platforms, sounds interesting!
Mobile and internet technologies have been quick enough to make people surf the web or access apps everywhere and anywhere they go. Traffic from mobile applications (native, web) shot up more than 20% by the end of 2018. The exchange of information on internet which is embedded in the foundation of modern society led to the exponential growth of modern technology and vice versa (if that sounds correct).
Now with 5G, customers have the potential to supercharge the exchange of the data and give consumers high-speed access to a range of content through their mobile devices. Such development often prompts businesses to invest in mobile apps. But does every business have a requirement to build mobile apps? Check out most popular hybrid mobile app frameworks to work-around the need:
1. React Native
Many companies like Siemens, Slack, and Pinterest, etc rely on Xamarin Application Development for developing mobile apps across platforms. It is used in enterprises that have their feat in energy, transport, and healthcare sectors. Developers used C# integrated into the .Net framework to build apps for different mobile platforms. Xamarin binds native open-source libraries that are available for iOS and Android along with many .NET libraries. It is a hybrid app framework to develop apps for cross-platform via two approaches Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Android/iOS. It allows writing code for iPhone app on Windows and compiles it for Mac.
Phonegap also eases native side communication using plugins which gives the effortless feature of including only the features which are required for your application. For example, if you may need a camera feature in one application and push notifications in other or somewhere you would like to add both. You just need to install and import plugins and use them. Using only what is required saves space of build.
Ionic is an HTML5 mobile app development framework for hybrid application development. Hybrid applications are essentially small websites that run in the browser shell in an app having access to the native platform layer. Moreover, Ionic acts as Bootstrap for native and is a front-end UI framework having support for a wide range of common native mobile components, design and animations.
Ionic comes with a very native mobile UI element and layouts with a native SDK on iOS or Android. It can be used to develop some of the most powerful webs applications that eclipse the existing HTML5 development framework. It requires a native wrapper like Cordova or PhoneGap to run as a native app since Ionic is an HTML5 framework.
Hybrid applications can be perceived as mobile-optimized websites that can essentially reduce a lot of effort, time and cost on part of developers. Although creating cross-platform or hybrid applications might not be a perfect solution to all the business problems, but these can help in the case of mid-size businesses that focus on fast deployment and wish to have user experience close to native applications.
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