Nowadays businesses look for cost-effective solutions and hybrid app development is no different. React Native is the most in-demand framework in the current technology and application development segment. It has proven to be one of the most efficient development frameworks due to its effectiveness and code reusability along with a reduction in time and cost factor.
So what exactly are Hybrid mobile applications?
Basically, Hybrid apps are just like any other apps that you download from your app store.
Top 5 Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks
1.Ionic Framework :
Similar to other hybrid mobile development platforms, Ionic is also a free and open-source framework. Developed by MIT, this platform uses the same technique as used by Angular.JS and Apache Cordova for building apps. Ionic also uses tools that are based on various technologies such as CSS, SASS, HTML5, etc. From there on, apps are distributed using native stores.
An Ionic framework is an HTML5 mobile app development framework that helps us to develop hybrid mobile apps. The hybrid apps are a significantly small website that runs in the browser shell in an app that has access to the native platform layer. These apps have many advantages over pure native applications, which are defined in terms of platform support, speed of development and access to the third-party code.
This framework is a very successful hybrid framework because its user interface copies the native apps UI. So developers need not worry about the implementation of native appearing UI as Ionic does this for them automatically.
2. Framework 7 :
The icing on the cake is that Framework 7 is close to the native iOS apps and includes features like swipe back, native scrolling, high-performance animation, etc. The best thing about working with Framework 7 is that it offers a number of ready to use UI elements like side panels, modals, and more.
3.Kendo UI :
With Xamarin, you can build native apps for many platforms. It allows C# and .NET developers to create native apps for Android, iOS, and Windows. There are 2 ways of doing it in Xamarin. The first one is Xamarin Forms, which creates a single code base that is shared among the platforms with almost no changes. But there’s a cost: Xamarin.
Xamarin delivers native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with a single shared .NET codebase. Xamarin provides developers with tools that can help in building cross-platform mobile applications that can perform almost similar to the native application. Xamarin tools are available to download in visual studio and you can create apps from the visual studio itself.
5. PhoneGap :
Being mobile-centric and open-source; Phonegap development is one of the most popular application development frameworks, it is one of the most popular frameworks which is used by many experienced developers.
When you start searching for these hybrid frameworks you will across an abundance of names, however, choosing the right one is the main thing. Each framework comes with amazing features, functionality, pros, and cons that you must check out while choosing any of the hybrid frameworks.
Vivek Chaturvedi is the co-founder and CTO at Vidhema Technologies. He is responsible for the overall technical operations of the company and has played a major role in bringing Vidhema up from its humble beginnings and, with his immense energy and drive, transforming it into a globally trusted name in IT solutions.