Frameworks: Choosing The Perfect Framework for Your App Development
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Frameworks: Choosing The Perfect Framework for Your App Development Projects


There’s literally hundreds of different frameworks on the market today, all promising users and developers benefits and resources to help aid in developing mobile applications.

Some of these frameworks are created for UI designers, with a focus on CSS, HTML and JS – While others are created for developers, focusing on PHP, ASP, Java, Python, C# and other programming languages. There are also hybrid frameworks which allows the developers to write in one type of coding language, and moving on to “translate” that output into other languages for other systems as well.

No matter if you’re a designer, developer or something else entirely, there’s a framework out there that you can use and get great results with. The trouble is finding that perfect combination that works for you.

Below is a list of some of the most popular ones:

  • Xamarin
  • Ionic
  • Vapor
  • jQT
  • Cordova
  • Mobile Angular UI

The Perfect Framework Combination for Your Next Development Project.

Framework - Choosing The Right Frameworks for your App Development

Perfect Framework Combination:- Should you choose Zamarin or Vapor, or Ionic, or Cordova, or Mobile Angular UI or JQT? We can’t be specific on your choice, but we can tell precisely that your choice will depend on the output and you will need to combine two or more at a time to get the job done perfectly.

Xamarin

This framework is developed and maintained by Microsoft, and is one of the largest frameworks of it’s type. Intended for programmers and developers familiar with C or C#, this is not an easy system to get started with, but Xamarin offers its users some awesome benefits, modules and packages that will help make any app better optimized and more streamlined. The license is commercial however, but there are plenty of resources on GitHub for open-source fans to take advantage of.

One of the key features about Xamarin, is that is allows for cross-platform development, meaning you can develop apps for both Android OS, iOS, Windows and other operating systems, and it supports many devices such as computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to name a few.

Ionic

As an open-source framework freely available on GitHub, there’s plenty of positive things to say about Ionic. You can develop apps with SASS and Angular, meaning an enhanced workflow compared to developing in JavaScript and CSS, although still possible, allowing for quick and easy deployment as well.

The community behind Ionic has a great track record, and with a populated and friendly Slack channel available round the clock, the chances of getting stuck are minimized somewhat. The documentation is very well polished and extensive, and the API features are up-to-date and among some of the best in any of the frameworks currently on the market.

Vapor

Built using Apple’s Swift language, Vapor is a new but already successful framework for developing web applications with macOS, Ubuntu and a whole array of other operating systems. Once compiled, Vapor applications work just like other web apps, meaning most devices and systems can use the resulting views.

Having attracted lots of positive attention on GitHub, Vapor has risen to become one of the best starred projects when compared with the time it’s been online, and since partnering with a leading European app agency; Nodes Agency, things are looking bright for the future of Vapor.

jQT

Originally known as jQTouch, this framework is intended for UI/UX designers and users with a focus on the graphical aspect of app development. Using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 features, along with options for SASS compiling, jQT has become the preferred choice of many designers the world over, enabling fast and efficient development for native webkit applications.

Cordova

Adobe has taken over Cordova, previously known as PhoneGap, and since the merger Cordova has been the leading framework for developing applications for multiple platforms, including Windows, Android and iOS based devices. Many other frameworks out there integrate some if not all of Cordova’s API features, wrappers and other modules, but depending on the need there are often no reason to use a 3rd party framework, when Cordova already works so well.

Mobile Angular UI

Using Bootstrap 3 and Angular JS, this is a relatively modern framework for designing and developing beautiful responsive web and mobile applications. Because of the Bootstrap integration, switching from large screen views to smaller ones, such as going from a full screen desktop to a narrow phone screen is quick and painless, resulting in near instant responsiveness.

The framework is open-source, licensed under the MIT license, and has a great community supporting newcomers and veterans alike.

Conclusion

No matter what type of programming language, or which ever target devices you aim to program with or for, there’s most like a framework out there to suit your every need. We hope you have found the information above useful, and encourage you to check out the frameworks in detail before jumping in and starting your next app development project.

(All information about the frameworks have been sourced from allframeworks.net)

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5 comments
  1. Shearza

    September 22, 2016 at 4:49 am

    this is awesome really great to read Daniel, now I have a perfect understanding on choosing the right framework for my next mobile app development.. thank you for your time.

    Reply
  2. pooja

    September 22, 2016 at 6:45 am

    well i read your article . yet i come to know that lots off different framework for designing applications. they all framework is very useful and helpful also. nice post

    Reply
  3. andrew

    September 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Great Piece of Content Olawale. The information in this article is really to the point and effective when it comes to developing the mobile apps. It is always a great idea to use modern frameworks so application can stay trouble free and technology doesn’t become obsolete too soon after launch.

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      September 24, 2016 at 6:18 am

      Yes you are right Andrew.

      Using modern frameworks as opposed to opting for much lesser priced and cheaper framework options is the right way to go. The changes in the tech space has call for more concerns these days – today, you have the updated software and tomorrow, everything about it changed, but it is only the hardware industry that stays the same, the technology behind the product in question always advances.

      Thanks for your time here. 🙂

      Reply
  4. sabonclick

    October 15, 2016 at 8:21 am

    good this is wonderful truly awesome to peruse Daniel, now I have a flawless comprehension on picking the right structure for my next portable application improvement.. much thanks to you for your time.

    Reply

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