How Using Frameworks Is Easing Mobile App Development
If there is a market for developing apps then there must be a market to help develop these apps. The dynamism of the app market demands a quick turnaround time for development of apps and launch. Else, the app may not be able to cash in on the trend. Enter framework providers who provide the platform/framework, necessary APIs and pre-programmed modules to help develop mobile apps quickly. This greatly reduces the time taken from visualization to programming, testing and launch of the app.
Mobile Application Development Frameworks
Here are some of the key mobile app development frameworks which are commonly used in the industry, please mind this is not an exhaustive list of frameworks.
Titanium expanded its architecture to include support to applications running exclusively on iPads. Action and events can be coded with the help of its metrics.
Titanium currently has more than 400K developers using its open source SDK to create wonderful apps. Titanium also has capabilities for cloud based services and market place modules.
The output of applications from this platform is hybrid, that is, it is part native and part web based. This downside is that it takes relatively longer time to load though it is just a small downside compared to the enormous benefits this platform offers.
RhoMobile: this mobile app development platform is open source and supports mobile app development in all popular OS. Composed of three parts: RhoConnect, RhoStudio and RhoElements, this framework empowers you to code your application once and render it to different OS based mobiles. This framework allows the mobile to utilize the hardware in mobiles to accomplish the relevant tasks.
In the fast changing mobile app development world, platforms such as these that help hasten the development process is a sure welcome. This would in turn reduce the time taken to launch the product in app market. What we need is more robust multiplatform, multi access type frameworks that would stand the test of time. That the development is proceeding towards this goal is heartening.