Mobile App Development Technologies

By Teknorix on October 29, 2020

When we want to develop a mobile application, all that comes to mind is what technology to use. It all depends on what type of application we want to develop and what our requirements are. Xamarin Native, Xamarin Forms, and React Native are the only technologies that come to my mind.

Today, in this blog, I would like to tell a few things about Xamarin Forms, Xamarin Native as well as React native framework which we use to develop a mobile application.

So, let us begin,

#1. Xamarin Forms

Xamarin Forms is an open-source UI framework which allows the user to develop Android, iOS, and Windows application with single shared code across the platform. This means there is no headache of designing the separate UI and code for all three platforms.

Xamarin Forms is a good selection for the application, which contains fewer features and has a basic GUI. The advantage of Xamarin Forms is that it is cost-effective, and requires less development time. There is almost 100% code sharing but the application’s user interface and graphics also play a big role here. If the GUI of the application is intense then there is a requirement of writing the customized renderers for each platform separately.

#2. React Native

React Native is a JavaScript framework for mobile apps based on the ReactJS platform. Its features include ease of use and code reusability. React Native is similar to the Xamarin forms. The only key difference is that it allows you to customize visual components easier.

Custom renderers are not required in React Native which indeed reduces the development time. The great advantage is that you can see the change you develop in real-time, which also helps you save a lot of development time.

#3. Xamarin Native

Xamarin Native is a good selection for complex applications. In Xamarin Native, you can share almost 70% of the code as it requires UIs to be done separately for each platform. There are times when there is a requirement of accessing the native features of the device. This becomes easier to access in Xamarin Native platform compare to other cross-platform frameworks. As compare to Xamarin Forms and React Native, Xamarin native takes longer development time. This is because it requires separate coding for each platform. However, it also depends on the experience of the developer.