Top 10 Free and Open Source App Development Software Solutions

The latest approach of smartphones has provided leap to the development of mobile apps. Be it for individual use or for the enterprise, mobile applications have been developing today. As more and more mobile apps are built every day, the market has become healthy aggressive. This healthy competition has given rise to choosing a suitable framework for developing apps quicker and better.

Let us look at ten must-try open-source mobile app development services and other factor listed in a blog, which you can include the future app you decide to build a stunning mobile app:

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1. Buildfire.js

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Buildfire.js increase the JS (JavaScript) and SDK allow developers to immediately build mobile apps using a backend platform. Programmers just need developing individual functionality that is exclusive to the customer, instead of developing it from scrape. A developer can provide flexible architecture, highly scalable and better productivity.

Special Features

• Easy to access and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• web development

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, Web-based component
Build – Open API, Open Premise
Business Size – Small, Medium and Large Enterprise
Support – Email, Online Ticket, Chat, etc…

2. Apache Cordova

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It is a mobile app framework developed by Nitobi in 2011. It enables software engineers to develop an app for smartphones using CSS, HTML5 and JavaScript instant of other mobile platforms like android and iOS. It transfers straight native layer and the HTML 5 page.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build – Open API
Business Size – Small and medium
Support – Email, Online Ticket, etc…

3. PhoneGap

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PhoneGap is the same working on Apache Cordova, it provides an open source for mobile app development. A developer can easily handle native SDK’s, easy to test code, support hybrid mobile applications, etc…It helps to improve the User interface system with excellent backend support.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development
• debugging

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build –Open API, Cloud hosted
Business Size – Small and medium
Support – Online Ticket

4. Ionic Framework

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Ionic is an open-source mobile app framework developed by Max Lynch in 2013. It provides the developer to choose any UI framework like Angular, React or Vue.js. Users can build a hybrid mobile app, desktop app and responsive modern mobile app using web technologies and convert this app into a native app.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Web-based
Build – Open API, Cloud hosted
Business Size – Small and medium
Support – Online Ticket

5. Framework7

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Another free open-source framework for mobile HTML. The first time introduces in 2014, support multiple platforms. It can be used Angular and React frameworks. It can quicker development view browser.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development

Technical Support –
Device Supported –Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build – Open API
Business Size – Small and medium
Support –
Online Ticket

6. NativeScript

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One of the best open-source frameworks for developing mobile apps and .JS. It completes support for a different script like Angular, Vue.js and JavaScript. It is deployed to provide you powerful code reuse between your web and mobile tiers.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development
• Debugging
• Reuse code
• Testing support

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build – Open API, Cloud hosted
Business Size – Small and medium
Support – Online Ticket

7. Flutter

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It mostly used for mobile application development platforms for iOS, android, Window-based, Mac, Linux and another platform to support. It apps are written in Dart language and run dart virtual machine. It liberty to support animation and graphics. It helps to develop attractive UI design for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase.
Special Features –
• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development
• Debugging
• Reuse code
• Testing support

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build –Open API, Cloud hosted
Business Size – Small, medium and large
Support – Online Ticket

8. Jasonette

 

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It helps to build native apps by writing a simple JSON code. It also supports all low-level programming with JSON. It easy to load on iOS and Android platforms, easy to switch, quickly introduce, directly calculate, etc…
Special Features –
• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build –Open API
Business Size – Small and Medium
Support – Online Ticket

9. Xamarin

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Xamarin also a free and open-source framework developed by Microsoft in 2011. It supports multiple platforms also known as cross-platform. It also allowed a part store to combine backend systems. It completes managing to the Java APIs of each programmer platform.

Special Features

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development
• Reuse code

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build –Open API, Cloud Hosted
Business Size – Small, medium and large
Support – Online Ticket

10. React Native

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React is a free and open-source platform developed by Facebook in 2012. Its first version configured in 2015, manipulate DOM (Document Object Model) and Virtual DOM. It doesn’t support HTML code but the developer can manipulate code using JavaScript.

Special Features 

• Easy to manage and permissions
• Tools support
• Compatibility optimize
• Data modeling
• Source control
• mobile development
• code-free development
• Debugging
• Reuse code
• Testing support

Technical Support –
Device Supported – Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux
Build – Open API, Cloud hosted
Business Size – Small and medium
Support – Online Ticket

Conclusion

The list of different open-source with free frameworks is extensive but not exhaustive. These frameworks come with their own specific features, support, size and other factor include in the content. The choice of a framework depends mostly on what the app is based on and it’s needed. Only after checking these needs, the developer can choose the best app that works for them.

Article written by the guest writer divyeshaegis.

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