Mobile applications have far surpassed the conventional desktop software for they are always in the arms’ reach when needed. Because of their surging prominence among the general public, the baby steps of development have become faster strides and we are sure, although the distance to its zenith is humongous, it is closing faster than ever. Here are the top five technologies leading the mobile application development.
Kotlin is a cross-platform language and has been climbing the ladder at an exponential pace in terms of usage ever since Google announced its support on Android. Originally developed by JetBrains to enable a multitude of features that weren’t available in many languages, with the exception of Scala. However, Kotlin’s built enables it a faster compilation time and is much similar to Java to when scrutinized.
Flutter is an open source mobile application platform developed by Google and the applications are predominantly written Dart language to make use of its more advanced features. Flutter is also cross-platform and allows application developed to run equally in both Android and iOS.
Flutter allows extremely fast app development and with features like hot-reload, the developers can maintain the high speed of the application. It also provides a seamless scrolling experience without any jumps and cuts. Well-built widgets and advanced APIs give Flutter an excellent User Interface.
Swift is a compiled programming language used for the development of applications for iOS. It has been around for some time and has aged quite well with significant improvement through every update. Swift is also open source allowing myriad developers to dwell and experiment in it. The newer versions also support compile the old versions of the language keeping the source compatibility intact.
Progressive Web Apps
Progressive web apps are websites that look act similar to mobile applications. They give a piece of experience that is unique to mobile applications on websites. They can send push notifications, can be viewed offline, and can be accessed from the home screen. PWAs load much faster and allows the application a boost in the rank of search engines, and thus assisting the business.
Mobile application development as an industry can go through multidimensional highs and lows, and it is rarely stable. It is also one industry where change is merely a daily event. So keeping up the trend is a prerequisite to survive and flourish in the industry.