Published on October 2nd, 2021
When a business undertakes a cross-platform mobile app or hybrid mobile application development project, there are many decisions to make.
Among those decisions the development team will have to make is what development tools to use to make the development, maintenance and support process efficient and effective.
In this article, we will look at two options: React Native and Angular J frameworks and discuss the tools and tradeoffs.
As with any software application decision the goal of the team should be to accommodate the team and the customers or users with tools that are usable and accessible. Both of these tools have a strong following.
Let’s look at the benefits of each. This will help you understand each tool in a bit more detail.
React – Ranked As The Most Popular By Nearly 75% Of Developers
React is a Facebook product released as a web development ReactJS platform. Over the years, the tool has been upgraded and improved and it is now a preferred tool for cross-platform, hybrid mobile application development that supports high-performance hybrid mobile applications and third-party plugins.
This tool is, like others developed by large tech businesses, a favorite of developers because it has a solid foundation and a large support network within the developer community.
Developers like the React user experience (Ux) resulting from React. It uses Virtual DOM which allows developers to accommodate customer refresh without having to refresh the entire interface.
The tool is efficient and allows developers to reuse code so the team can repurpose code components and save time in development and in the upgrade process.
The code is stable and supports downward data binding so child entities do not influence parent elements.
Developers can engage each component of the application without engaging the child component or executing callback so the team can easily test the application and note changes.
All of these aspects of ReactJS make the tool popular with application development and software companies and with the app developers on the team. Use React if you need a framework that enables a fast, efficient learning curve.
Angular – Ranked As Popular By Developers At Nearly 58%
Angular is suitable for the business application market and provides a cutting-edge approach to software product and software application development to effectively and quickly develop solutions for the market and for use by team member within the business organization.
The Angular JS approach is a great choice. The tools and methodologies allow for complex business logic and a responsive user interface.
While the Angular popularity ranking may not be as high as React, there are numerous benefits to using Angular.
Developers can reuse code to build apps across all types of devise (native mobile and desktop apps, web projects and native mobile applications).
Angularjs development provides scalable, high-performance speed and efficiency with good support for delivery on the server side.
Angular supports large data volumes and developers can leverage support for IDE and Proofreader to quickly and easily complete code. Use Angular for large-scale applications that are comprised of numerous features and variables.
Both of these frameworks and tools have benefits. The choice that is most suitable for your business depends on the type and complexity of the mobile application you are building, the skills and experience of your team, the need to design and launch a mobile app quickly vs. building for future upgrades, and the degree of performance, and scalability you require.
Whether you decide on a cross-platform mobile application, hybrid mobile app approach or a native app approach for iPhone, iPad, Smart Watch or Android, you can benefit from an IT consulting partner.
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