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Top 5 Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

Expert Tips for Hybrid mobile app frameworks

 

When it comes to developing an app for your company, you first need to make a decision as to what type to create, choosing between native or web apps or even better – a hybrid. Hybrid mobile apps create web-style applications but package them with a native wrapper so that they adapt automatically to whatever device the user is viewing it on.

If you are developing a hybrid mobile app yourself, you need to choose the framework most suitable to your needs, your level of expertise and your budget. These factors, amongst others, will influence your choice of application, but to help you understand which are the most popular or best frameworks, we take a look at the top 5 hybrid mobile app frameworks currently available.

As we prepare to face 2020, it is quite likely that new and even more exciting web development frameworks will soon be available. Still, these five companies are currently the mainstays for developers hoping to create progressive and flexible mobile applications. 

PhoneGap

Adobe’s PhoneGap is one of the most popular open-source frameworks for the development of hybrid mobile apps. It allows you to reuse code already created for your website, speeding up the creation of your mobile application.

Ionic

One of the most popular frameworks, Ionic, offers developers a single codebase to create apps across iOS, Android and web. The ease of use and ability to update or build new apps quickly means that Ionic lets your company ship apps continuously. 

React Native

Created by Facebook, React Native is another of the more popular frameworks available. There may be a steeper learning curve than with some other frameworks for a non-experienced developer, but it is the choice of some of the world’s biggest apps. 

Flutter

As Google’s framework offering, Flutter comes with some nifty tools that allow you to create your app easily and with quicker than most others. A real plus with Flutter is the ability to test your app as you work through their preview interface. 

NativeScript

One of the newer kids on the block, NativeScript is a popular hybrid mobile app framework amongst developers. It offers many open-source plugins and good support for both native and UI features. 

All five of the above frameworks have their pros and cons. Some are the product of the big names in Tech while some are from smaller, lesser-known companies. All of them can be used to create highly functioning hybrid mobile applications with relative ease, but if you want a truly professional finish to your app, contacting Accunity should be the first step.

Accunity offers web development services, including apps, and we understand which platform or framework is best suited to your company and your targeted audience. Get in contact today and talk to us about how we can get your app live across all the relevant platforms as soon as possible. 

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