Mobile App sector has grown multifold in recent years and so has the demand for them. Studies reveal that almost 50 billion app downloads jump from 149 billion in 2016 to 197 billion in 2017
Every company that wants to sell, assist, provide service, or offer information is into making their apps accessible to the customers. It is true that a well engaging and standout business app will enhance branding and retain customers. But apart from brainstorming how the app will function and what resources will be required, it is important to figure out which technology will serve your needs the best.
New Technologies To Develop A Mobile App Faster
There are multiple mobile app technologies that are widely used for a specific platform or for cross-platform app development. The four major programming languages that are largely used for mobile app development are –
If you are building something specific for Apple products, Swift is the language to seek. It has advanced features with minimal coding that can be easily maintained.
It forms the simplistic base for most programming languages and possesses the power to create dynamic apps. The simple and effective compiler based approach makes it a versatile tool that can be used for multiple platforms. Its sister language, Objective-C, was earlier used for app development in Apple systems.
This object-oriented programming language is the official language for Android development. This language is easy to handle and many open source libraries are made available for users to choose from.
There is no better technology to use than HTML5 if your organization is looking at developing web-frontend applications for mobile devices.
A rather easy language to learn, PHP is object-oriented and uses a three-layered model to help create dynamic mobile apps and web applications. It works great for apps that require database integration.
A host of advanced technology tools are available for those who are looking forward to creating their own mobile apps. These developer tools are perfect for building apps from scratch and even offer multi-platform capabilities for reaching larger audiences.
Here is a list of top tools that can help you get started with your own Mobile App.
This Adobe’s tool is available for multiple platforms such as Android, Windows, and iOS. It comes with a framework that wraps HTML5 apps in native containers for applications that require web applications for mobile platforms. Access loads of hardware feature that mobiles offer and connect them to your app using this technology.
Get a powerful open-source framework that is based on Ruby using this platform. It allows users to develop native apps for multiple platforms easily. The powerful and functional framework is perfect for building apps for most major smartphones with the need to code only once.
Find more on how a Video Making Mobile App, developed by Fingent, helped build their client’s customer experience. Download the Case Study here.
Few mobile application development frameworks that are promising to become major tools for developers in 2019 are :-
2. React Native
It is a cross-platform app development framework with coding advantages of C#. Using single code across iOs, Android, Windows, and other platforms, Xamarin builds applications that render exact native app experience. With the benefits of code sharing, it is the most time and cost saving framework for developers.
To sum up, let’s highlight on a few mobile app facts:
- Around 61.2% of the global mobile phone users are reported to access the internet from mobile devices in the year 2018.
- According to comScore reports, individuals spend 50% of their media time on mobile applications.
- The total number of mobile app downloads in 2017 were 197 billion and it is expected to reach 352 billion by 2021.
- Almost 91% of smartphone users are reported to turn to mobile apps for business information and research.
- The year 2018 marks a massive increase in consumers spending on Apple App and Google Play stores by 22%.