What is a mobile framework?

A framework for a mobile application?

Before we dive into the frameworks used for mobile development, it is important to understand what a framework is. In simple terms, a framework is a library that provides the basic structure needed to create mobile applications for a specific environment.

The mobile framework provides a library of functions that developers can design according to their needs. So in development, using a framework saves time when creating web or mobile projects. The framework is based on programming languages such as PHP, Python, javascript and Ruby.

front-end framework:

This framework is used to define what visitors will see when they visit your site. Use a client-side language such as HTML, CSS or Javascript. You can find Vue.JS as an example of a front-end framework. React or AngularJS as we’ve already discussed here.

main framework :

These frameworks correspond to the administration interface of the site. It is the hidden part where the site can not work. It uses a server side language such as PHP, Java, Python or Ruby, like Symfony, Laravel, Django or Zend. Or Berlioz, a 100% Vigicorp creation.
The main mobile development frameworks

1. React native
The React Native, developed by Facebook, is an open-source framework based on React and JavaScript.

2. Flutter
Developed by Google, Flutter allows you to develop native apps quickly thanks to a nice range of customizable widgets.

3. Xamarin
Xamarin, acquired by Microsoft, is an open-source framework based on .NET.

4. Appcelerator Titanium
Appcelerator Titanium is an open-source framework that allows cross-platform development from a single Javascript code base.

5. Framework7
This framework allows to use HTML, CSS and Javascript with an additional support of Vue.js and React components and has a nice ecosystem of plugins.

6. JQuery Mobile
Based on HTML5, it comes with multiple plugins and is compatible with other mobile application development frameworks like PhoneGap.

7. Mobile Angular UI
Mobile Angular UI is an open-source framework whose main feature is to transform a desktop/web app into a mobile app and vice versa. It is a tool with cross-browser compatibility allowing it to automatically manage the JavaScript code depending on the browser used.

8. Ionic
Developed in 2013, Ionic is an open-source framework that uses web technologies like HTML, CSS and Javascript to develop cross-platform mobile applications.

9. Adobe PhoneGap
Bought by Adobe Systems, PhoneGap is an open-source framework that allows to develop cross-platform mobile applications using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

10. NativeScript
Native Script is an open-source framework used to develop native mobile applications using Angular, Vue.js, TypeScript or JavaScript.

We hope this information will help you take your first steps in developing mobile applications with the help of a framework. If you want to create your own application by our mobile development experts, contact us.

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