In the technical development of web and mobile applications the choice of the framework and mode of development of the project (which is better suited to market needs of the customer) is a critical element that must be evaluated with great care having regard to the impact on business in the medium and the short term.

When it comes to the framework, a set of libraries on which software can be designed, manufactured and distributed across multiple platforms by writing the source code once. The task of the framework is indeed to recompile the code so that it automatically adapts to different operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Today in the market, there are different types of frameworks, each with different features and benefits. Supporting one or more operating systems, but it is said that a framework can fully support the functionality required by an application and a project.

For this reason, choosing the right framework should be subject to a careful evaluation by the companies. This assessment must take into account several parameters such as, the functionality that the customer intends to integrate with the application, the device on which this application must run, the budget, the deadline to commercialize the application in the market, and finally the long-term strategy related to the amount of projects that need to be developed.

The post discusses some small insight on the topic and share some of the frameworks that are most used and disseminated by programmers all over the world in different contexts.

Here are the list of best framework for web and mobile Apps development



Intel App Framework

Oracle adf-mobile
Oracle ADF Mobile

One of the criteria for selecting the most important, and that impacts to a greater extent on the choices of business development companies, is related to the nature of the framework. This can be of three types: native, HTML5, or hybrid.

All framework, as mentioned above, do not support all operating systems. For this reason, the experience of the programmer is critical to optimize the development tools and application features.

The main advantage of using a framework is the ability to make a fast delivery by providing an easy application development platform: the code, in fact, you write faster with a meta language through existing precompiled libraries, and it is automatically adapted to the different operating systems at compile time.

A criticality of this framework consists in the fact that, at the beginning, the company has to bear substantial expenses for the purchase of the license. It should also invest in training for internal resources that will be in charge of the implementation and use of the framework. A further limitation of the framework consists in the excess of rigidity in the design phase: their use, in fact, limited in part the ability to take advantage of the native features of the device. The interface guidelines and operating system that the application will use, run the risk of failing to develop fully ergonomic and intuitive user interfaces.

In the choice of the framework one should also focus on those that offer a greater guarantee of support in the course of time. Some frameworks in fact tend to no longer be supported after a certain period of time. Again, if you need to implement further developments, you run the risk of having to redesign the application from scratch using a different framework.

Furthermore, some frameworks are more suitable for specific uses than others. Kony, for example, is a type of framework that particularly appreciated in developing an application for the banking and financial sectors, as it integrates many useful functions. For example, integrating a payment system through smartphones. Unity 3D, however, is the ideal framework for the developing video games.

In the case of framework initial costs are lower, however, costs tend to grow exponentially as a function of the amount of updates and releases comes in the course of time, or in the case where it is intended to develop an application for multiple operating systems.

A type of framework chosen in the right context, that proper consideration given to the company’s marketing objectives and strategies of investment in product development, allows companies to optimize development time, quickly submit their application in the market and optimize the process of delivery and lowering costs by leveraging the power specifications of the framework chosen.

During the design phase of mobile projects for clients, some companies support IQUII alongside the customers even during the selection of the most appropriate framework for the projects.