Top-10 Cross-platform App. Development Framework for 2020.

In the following post, you will get the gist of the list which depicts ‘Top Cross Platform App. Development Frameworks in 2020.’ Keeping aside the importance of today's ‘Digital-world’ is not at all a favourable option any business has. And truly said that “If not Online, you will soon be out of the Line.” Prospects(hereby potential customers) today are reaching out to the companies through different mediums like their(companies’) website and their different applications(apps). And currently, mobile-apps take the lead in the game of providing this access. With nearly 3-Million apps. on Google’s ‘Play store’ and 2-Million apps. on Apple’s ‘App store’, the market stays to be highly saturated. The companies as well as the developers have to work their brains like hell, to be at the top or say even to have a sustainable position in the race(in order to to achieve an engaging conversion-rate of the customers). One tiny-drawback, and you are off the field in a snap… So it’s really, very important to choose the right and the best platform for your app. . On the basis of the experiences, the native app development gives you more control, but it struggles with native IDEs and SDKs. So, before juggling right into the list of ‘Top Cross Platform App Development Frameworks for 2020’, let’s have a look over the base of what exactly is cross-platform all about…

What is Cross Platform?

Cross platform app. development basically stands as a ‘Programming-approach’ for mobile-devices. It is the process of developing mobile-apps. that can be published on multiple mobile-platforms using a single code-base. The apps. would fit every platform and function in the manner across all the stipulated-devices.


These apps. Stays to be cost-effective(as compared) and enable access to a broad-range of software/hardware. And besides the general-traits of the cross-platform, there is an important aspect to be kept in mind i.e. you need a high-quality and advanced framework to build these apps. in-order to get some fine-tunned results…


Top Cross-Platform Application Development Frameworks.

  1. Ionic:

Ionic holds the position of one of the most remarkable and popular cross-platform app frameworks, based on AngularJS. It allows the developers to use a combination of many different languages like; HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and Cordova wrapper to access native platform controllers.

Core-features of ‘Ionic’:

  • It stands to be an open-source front-end framework i.e. it allows alterations in the code structure, which is suitable for each developer and saves a lot of time.

  • Ionic is based on a SAAS UI-framework designed specifically for mobile operating systems and also provides numerous UI-components for developing robust-applications.

  • Another one of the most-appreciated features it has is that, it is based on AngularJS, which makes it easy to offer extensions to HTML’s syntax along with some core-functionalities for inclusion of useful yet attractive-features and components into the app. . 

  1. React Native:

Right from the house of ‘Facebook’, here comes one of the best and most trusted frameworks for developing mobile apps. - ‘React Native’. It is a framework built on JavaScript and is used to write real-codeS and give the native-like feel to mobile applications that work on both - Android and iOS.

Core-features of ‘React Native’:

  • It has a large community to support it and improve it by fixing bugs, improvising and introducing features (as this platform too stands as an open-source cross-platform app framework).

  • Interestingly, ‘React Native’ is highly-compatible with third-party plugins, such as Google Maps.

  • The platform focuses on UI to a great extent rendering a highly-responsive interface i.e. the  environment on the platform eliminates the time taken in loading and delivers a smooth interface to the applications.

  1. Flutter:

Google introduced an impressive cross-platform app framework back in 2017 named ‘Flutter’. It is a software-development kit specially-designed to assist in the expeditious Android and iOS App. development procedures. It is also a fundamental and a primary method for developing Google Fuschia-apps.

Core-features of ‘Flutter’:

  • The platform offers apps. which easily, effectively, and engagingly run on multiple-platforms with uniformity and dynamicity.

  • It promotes portable GPU, which renders UI-power, allowing it to work prominently on the latest interfaces in the run.

  • The framework does not require updating the UI-contents manually, as it has a reactive-framework. So the developers are only required to update the variables and the UI changes will be visible directly after the step. 

  1. Xamarin:

It is a streamlined-framework which is used for developing apps for Android, Windows, and iOS with the help of C# and .Net, instead of JS libraries and HTML. The platform delivers applications with aesthetics like a native app with the help of its amazing APIs, something which makes the decision-making a lot harder in-order, whether to go with Xamarin or React Native?

Core-features of ‘Xamarin’: 

  • As it uses C#, the framework has a leverage over Objective-C and Java.

  • It reduces hardware compatibility problems to a great extent with the help of different usable plugins and specific APIs, which work with common devices functionality.

  • The platform offers robust compile-time checking. Because of which, the developers witness fewer run-time errors and get well-functioning apps.


  1. NativeScript: 

NativeScript holds the position in the list as an amazing free cross-platform framework based on JavaScript. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the framework is a preferable choice of developers who are looking for WORA-functionality.

Core-features of ‘NativeScript’:

  • The platform renders easily-accessible, beautiful and platform-native UI, and that too without the criterion of  WebViews. So, the developers are only required to define once and let the NativeScript adapt to run everywhere (as per the requirements).

  • It gives the freedom to easily access native Android and iOS APIs which means, the developers don’t need any additional knowledge of native development languages. 

  1. Appcelerator Titanium:

‘Appcelerator’ is one of the many cross-platform application-development tools designed to assist in smoother and easier mobile-app development procedures. It precisely focuses on streamlining the development-process with the help of native components present in JavaScript code. 


Core-features of ‘Appcelerator Titanium’:


  • It has ArrowDB-  a schema-less data store that allows developers to deploy the structured data-models with no additional efforts for setup.

  • The framework enables the integration of existing continuous delivery systems such as SCM solutions and many more.

  1. Node. JS:

Node.Js is a JavaScript runtime framework built on the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine. The platform stands as an open-source environment that supports the development of server-side and scalable networking-apps. Node.js cross-platform apps are inherently highly efficient and responsive.


Core-features of ‘Node. JS’:

  • The framework is capable of handling several concurrent connections together. 

  • The library it has is impressively-speedy in its code-execution process, for it is built on the powerful Chrome’s V8 engine. 

  • It uses a single-threaded model with event-looping functionality, which results into smooth and perfectly functioning apps.

  1. Sencha: 

Sencha is an enterprise-oriented product for designing cross-platform mobile-web apps with JavaScript and HTML5. The platform uses JavaScript framework Ext JS at the core which helps to create high-performance apps with native-like experience. Initially it was known as ‘Sencha Touch’

Core-features of ‘Sencha’:

  • It has a library of UI components and an extensible API.

  • It comes with an effective agnostic backend data package for working with data sources.

  • The framework is famous for providing built-in native-looking themes for all of the major platforms like Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, etc.

  • One of the most engaging features of the platform is that it supports Cordova integration for the native API access along with the packaging.

    1. PhoneGap:

The framework is crafted by Apache Cordova. It is an open-source tool that designs apps using CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and Web APIs. The files created and saved, stay in a local directory or on the cloud which makes the platform’s applications highly usable and light-weighted. 

Core-features of ‘PhoneGap’:

  • It has an enterprise-level platform designed precisely for integrated market support along with very effective, Augmented Reality Cordova plugin.

  • Being one of the finest cross-platform frameworks in the list, the framework supports the use of a single code base to create applications for different platforms like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, etc… 

  1.  Corona SDK:

‘Corona SDK’ stands as a platform which enables the programmers to develop 2D mobile applications for all the major-platforms, including Kindle and Windows. The framework delivers engaging-results at the back of its backend-framework’s reliability on Lua which is a lightweight and multi-paradigm programming-language. 

Core-features of ‘Corona SDK’: 

  • The language on which the platform relies on, focuses precisely on the main elements of the development which are the speed, extensibility, portability scalability, and ease of use.

  • The framework has over 1000 APIs which provide developers the ability to create animations, music, audio, Box2D physics, object-tweening, texture-management, different native-elements, etc…

  • It supports nearly 200 different plugins including in-app advertising, media, analytics and  some hardware-features which at the end gives birth to some best of the best end-results.

There you go, with some of the fine-tuned cross-platform mobile-application development frameworks for the coming blasting, ever-changing, and engaging year of 2020. But as we(AddWeb Solution) always say, “Investments in different companies or say different platforms for all your tech-cravings are always subjects to market risks, choose wisely & live happy. Cheers!”


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