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12 Best Mobile App Development Frameworks In 2020

  Dec 04, 2019   Mobile Apps 5844 Views
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According to the reports, the number of hours spent by the user on the internet is increasing each year, but there is a split towards mobile apps than desktop applications as it's easy to access, that why so many companies are shifting from desktop applications to mobile applications, which is the best way to reach targeted audiences.

Technologists are constantly working to upgrade the existing levels of systems to make the app perform top-notch, offer best-in-class functionalities, and deliver wow experience now has become pivotal in mobile app development frameworks.

Types of mobile development frameworks

There are majorly two types of mobile app development frameworks 

  • Native Mobile Development Frameworks
  • Cross-Platform Development Frameworks

Which is the best Mobile App Development Framework?

Comparing the mobile app development framework there is no best, it’s all depend upon identifying the right framework, right platform, right development methodology and requirements of your project.

Let’s have a look at some of the highly recommend best mobile app development frameworks for the developers in 2020-2021

1. Flutter

Mobile app framework - flutter


Flutter is UI toolkit launched by Google for building beautiful, natively compiled apps for both mobile & web applications by keeping the single codebase is based on an object-oriented programming language- Dart.

Year - 2017

Developer - Google

Language Stack - Dart

Architecture - Flutter- Flux

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2. React Native

Mobile app framework - react-native


React Native is one of the most popular cross-platform mobile app development frameworks natively rendering mobile applications for iOS and Android which is developed by Facebook for creating rich & beautiful mobile apps built on top of ReactJS & javascript.

Year - 2015

Language Stack - Javascript / Typescript

Developer - Facebook

Architecture - Flux

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3. Ionic

Mobile app framework - ionic


Ionic is a widely used cross-platform framework built with Angular and Apache Cordova which enables the ability to develop apps for three different platforms, namely- iOS, Android and Windows. It uses minimal DOM to maximize performance and better efficiency and also provides native APIs like Ionic Native and Cordova.

Year - 2013

Language Stack - Typescript

Developer - Drifty

Architecture - Angular MVC

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4. Xamarin

Mobile app framework - ionic


Xamarin is .NET based amazing framework in the sense of yielding true Windows, Android and iOS mobile apps. It's an abstraction layer that controls the communication between shared code with underlying platform code. C# with .NET, the apps can be created for any mobile platform with 96% of the source code reusability, which fastens the development speed and alleviates the need to switch between different development environments.

Year - 2011

Language Stack - C#

Developer - Microsoft

Architecture - Mono / ART

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5. PhoneGap

Mobile app framework - phonegap


Adobe PhoneGap is a cross-platform app development framework developed by Nitobi (acquired by Adobe in 2011) previously known as Apache Cordova. It’s considered as a reliable platform for the cross-platform app development using which the developers can develop apps in JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS.

It provides best-in-class performance, enables mobile app developers to build apps without facing any hardware restrictions also supports inbuilt hardware features such as Camera, Storage, Accelerometer, GPS, etc

Year - 2009

Language Stack - C# / Objective-C

Developer - Adobe

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6. Corona 

Mobile app framework - corona


Corona is an open-source cross-platform framework ideal for rapidly creating apps and games for mobile devices, desktop, tablets & smart TV. It is powered by Lua based framework light-weight scripting language that offers speed, ease of usage and flexibility to develop apps.

Year - 2009

Language Stack - Lua

Developer - Corona Labs Inc

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7. JQuery Mobile

Mobile app framework - JQuery Mobile


JQuery Mobile is an HTML5-based user interface framework, built on top of the jQuery Core JavaScript framework designed to make responsive websites or applications for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. It builds on jQuery and jQueryUI to provide API features for mobile web applications by keeping the single code version.

Year - 2006

Language Stack - Javascript

Developer -  jQuery Team

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8. Intel XDK

Mobile app framework - intel-xdk


Intel XDK is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Intel. It's a comprehensive cross-platform development environment for cost-effectively testing, debugging, building, creating native apps for mobile phones and tablets using web technologies like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

Year - 2013

Language Stack - Javascript

Developer - Intel

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9. Mobile Angular UI

Mobile app framework -  Mobile Angular UI


Mobile Angular is a free open-source mobile UI framework under MIT License which uses Angular framework in combination with Twitter Bootstrap to simplifies the mobile app development process. It provides numerous UI components like switches, overlays, scrollable areas, navbars to build a seamless intuitive and attractive user interface for mobile applications.

Year - 2013

Language Stack - Angular / Bootstrap

Developer - Maurizio Casimirri

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10. Appcelerator Titanium

Mobile app framework -  Appcelerator Titanium Development


Like other hybrid mobile app development frameworks, It is a powerful mobile development platform for designing cross-platform mobile apps for iOS and Android using a single code base. It’s based open-source Titanium, a JavaScript-based SDK with over 5000 APIs for Android, iOS, Windows, and HTML5 that allows you to reuse up to 90% of code if you are targeting multiple platforms.

Year - 2017

Language Stack - Javascript/XML

Developer - Appcelerator, Inc.

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11. Framework 7

Mobile app framework -  Framework-7


Framework7 – is a free under MIT and open-source HTML framework to develop desktop, progressive web apps (PWA), web applications & mobile apps for iOS & Android with a native look and feel to it.

Year - 2014

Language Stack - jQuery/HTML

Developer - iDangero.us

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12. Onsen UI

Mobile app framework -  Onsen UI


Onsen UI is an open-source UI framework and components for HTML5 it creates beautiful and performant cross-platform mobile applications. It is based on Web Components which provides bindings for Angular 1, 2+, React, Vue.js & other frameworks.

Year - 2013

Language Stack - Javascript

Developer - Monaca, Inc. / Asial Corporation

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