Top 11 Mobile App Development Frameworks For 2020

The use of mobile devices has seen a rapid rise since the past decade. It has changed the way of many activities, for instance, business. These days mobile apps made it easier to reach a customer that it was a few years ago. According to survey reports, India is expected to cross more than 800 million mobile phone users in 2019. 

There are a number of application development tools and frameworks available on the web from which we picked up the most loved and relevant ones. In this article, we list down the top 11.

(The list is in alphabetical order)


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1| Appcelerator Titanium

Appcelerator Titanium is a cross-platform mobile application development framework. The Titanium SDK basically helps a developer to build a native cross-platform mobile application using JavaScript and the Titanium API. In this platform, one can easily develop native, hybrid mobile applications from a single code-base.

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2| Corona SDK

Corona SDK is a mobile app development platform where one can easily create apps and games for mobile devices and desktop systems. In this platform, a developer can create a project once and publish it to multiple types of devices, including Apple iPhones, Android phones, Amazon Fire, Mac Desktop, Windows Desktop and other such.

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3| Flutter

Flutter is an open-source Google’s UI toolkit which can be used to build beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase. This year, the platform has secured the third position as the top open-source projects by contributors in GitHub. Flutter works with any development tool but it includes editor plug-ins for both Visual Studio Code and IntelliJ / Android Studio.

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4| Ionic

Ionic is an HTML5 cross-platform mobile app development. It is an open-source mobile UI kit for developing high-quality cross-platform applications for native iOS, Android as well as the web from a single code-base. The platform emulates native app UI guidelines and uses native SDKs, bringing the UI standards and device features of native apps together.

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5| JQuery Mobile 

JQuery Mobile is an HTML5-based user interface system which is designed to make websites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices. Instead of writing unique applications for each mobile device or OS, the jQuery mobile framework allows a developer to design a single responsive website or application.

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6| Mobile Angular UI

Mobile Angular UI is a mobile UI framework which provides essential mobile components that are missing in Bootstrap 3 such as switches, overlays, sidebars, scrollable areas, etc. The framework relies on libraries like fastclick.js and overthrow.js to achieve a better mobile experience. 

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7| NativeScript

NativeScript is an open-source application development framework on the iOS and Android platforms. This is used to build native mobile applications with AngularJS, Vue.js, TypeScript, and JavaScript such as one can build native mobile applications using Vue.js and use the Vue CLI, Vuex and the other Vue framework features, etc. 

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8| PhoneGap

Adobe PhoneGap is a mobile app development framework which is an open-source distribution developed by Adobe. The platform allows a developer to build applications using JavaScript, CSS, and HTML and then deploy it to a wide range of mobile devices without losing the features of a native app.   

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9| React Native

React Native is a popular cross-platform framework which brings React’s declarative UI framework to iOS and Android. With the help of this platform, a developer can create interactive UIs, build encapsulated components to make complex UIs. 

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10| Sencha Ext JS

Sencha Ext JS is a JavaScript framework for building data-intensive, cross-platform web and mobile applications for any modern device. The platform includes 115+ UI components such as HTML5 calendar, grids, pivot grid, D3 adapter, trees, and other such. Ext JS also includes a flexible layout manager to help organise the display of data and content across multiple browsers, devices, and screen sizes.

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11| Xamarin

Xamarin is an open-source platform created by tech giant Microsoft for building modern and performant applications for iOS, Android, and Windows with .NET. It is basically an abstraction layer that manages communication of shared code with underlying platform code and runs in a managed environment that provides conveniences such as memory allocation and garbage collection.

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Ambika Choudhury
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