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7 Best Hybrid App Development Frameworks for 2017

7 Best Hybrid App Development Frameworks for 2017
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In this digital era, the popularity of mobile applications is increasing at a great pace. Now, more and more people are using smartphones and use mobile apps for their daily tasks. With rising demand and popularity of apps, mobile app development companies are striving to enhance the user experience by opting for the latest technology in app development. Choosing the right framework is essential for the development of the hybrid app. This blog explains seven most popular hybrid frameworks which help you to develop mobile apps at par with user expectations.

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1. React Native

The main purpose of this framework is to build native apps, instead of developing hybrid apps which run in a web-view. However, the development is still completely done via React and JavaScript. This framework is not customized towards beginners in website development, but its huge community will help you in every part of the way. The latest version of this framework also have support for Android, so now you can also have real cross-platform apps.



 2. Xamarin

Xamarin has emerged as one of the key mobile app development technologies. Based on Microsoft’s technology stack, Xamarin is a comparatively new technology but it still has a community of more than 1.4 million developers from across the world. The Xamarinplatform abides by the concept of WORA – write once, run any which means one needs to create a single code base. 90% of the codes of Xamarin can be reused to build mobile apps for other platforms. It is cross-platform technology for native mobile application development. Xamarin can create business mobile applications with native look and feel.


4. Onsen UI

With the help of this open source framework, developers can build apps by combining native-looking components. This easy-to-use framework is able to work without AngularJS. It also has good documentation which includes lots of layouts and examples for common app structures. One main disadvantage of this framework is that it offers only iOS theme, although its next version promises to offer Material Design support.


4. PhoneGap

PhoneGap is an opensource and simplest cross-platform framework. It allows creating mobile apps utilizing Web APIs, i.e. it wraps up web applications in a native app shell and then implements them in native stores for different platforms. It uses a cloud-based service called ‘Build’ with which you can compile apps for several operating systems without the need to install SDKs of each platform.


5. Ionic

This is a popular framework and preferred the choice of many developers. The CSS portion of this framework can be used to create native looking designs. If you want to harness the complete potential of Ionic, you should pair it with AngularJS. With Ionic, you’ll also get the command-line interface which comprises tremendous features including a Cordova-based app package and integrated emulators.

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6. Framework 7

One of the best features of this framework is that it does not have any external dependencies like React or Angular. Still, it manages to make apps feel and look native, with eye-catchy animations and properly styled components. Any developer who has knowledge of CSS, HTML, and JavaScript can easily create an app without making convoluted code. This framework does not include any tool for app packaging or emulation; therefore, you have to combine it with PhoneGap or Cordova.


Conclusion:

These are some best mobile frameworks that can be used to develop hybrid mobile applications. You can clearly see that each of the frameworks in this list has some pros and cons. You can compare these frameworks and choose the best according to your app development needs.

If you are looking for a mobile application and hybrid mobile app development company, then PixelCrayons will be the best option for you. The company provides complete mobile app design and development solutions. The solutions are backed by the use of latest tools and techniques to provide the engaging mobile apps for a variety of business verticals.

 

 

Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works in PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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  • govindrajput

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    like point These are some best mobile frameworks that can be used to
    develop hybrid mobile applications. You can clearly see that each of the
    frameworks in this list has some pros and cons. You can compare these
    frameworks and choose the best according to your app development needs. thanks for sharing.

  • Take a look at DevExtreme for Visual Studio. https://js.devexpress.com/Documentation/15_2/Tutorial/VS_Integration/Your_First_Mobile_App_in_Visual_Studio/

    It has a very interesting build process. If you add a plugin you create a “template” which sends your code to PhoneGap build. Once you have that template you can build your final project locally. If you do not add any plugins you can continue to use the same template, basically hitting phonegap build just one time. This is a couple of kicks.