The mobile app development has changed the way business function globally. Enterprises are aligning mobility to their productivity. They need apps but then there is the call of creating several versions of a single app; however, many different platforms use a single language and lots of pieces of reusable code.
Once you finalize the project and understand the requirements, the next move is to select a programming language that suits best your business strategy and your approach between native and hybrid or cross platforms.
If you don’t choose mobile application development language carefully, you have to struggle with the lack of support, unnecessary delays, and frustrations.
For now there are 6 best languages to develop apps for leading platforms like Android and iOS.
HTML5 is the best technology for developing web-fronts. You can easily insert different sorts of data, create code that works seamlessly across browsers, and ensure uniform performance of the app on various screen sizes. Also, developing apps using HTML5 cost reasonable in comparison of other languages. An increasing number of developers around the world are already using HTML5 technology to build apps.
It provides the best support to multimedia on mobile devices. For this purpose, it has advanced syntactic video, audio, and canvas tags. It also provides the supports to interact with documents, including parsing rules for extended flexibility, drag / drop of files, offline editing, messaging, and common standard for storing data on SQL database.
Java is the world’s most popular and widely used programming language. It supports mobile devices too. It has become a trending technology these days as Android apps too are created using it. Java is a complied language that means it can run on any device supporting the Java Virtual Machine. If you need cross-development frameworks, Java is just the right choice. It has rich support & documentations available online.
Swift is the latest programming language by Apple. Consider it a complete overhaul of Objective C, the language already in use for creating iOS apps. Apple launched it to replace Objective C, for its vulnerabilities. In 2015’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that Swift will be an open source programming technology to be used for a variety of app developments. Apps created using Swift can be ported to other platforms like Linux (Android is based on Linux) and Windows.
Objective is still one of the most preferred programming languages to create apps for iOS powered platforms like iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well as MacOS framework. Objective C is a superset of C and can do everything that C or C++ can do but, it has some additional functions to support graphics, display and I/O. As I mentioned, Apple has already launched Swift which is a better replacement of Objective.
As announced in Google I/O 17, Kotlin is the official Android app development language, but it also supports other platforms like Windows (x86_64 only at the moment), Linux (x86_64, arm32, MIPS, MIPS little endian), MacOS (x86_64), iOS (arm64 only), and WebAssembly (wasm32 only). It’s a statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform application. Kotlin comes with feature of interchangeability which a project can use both Java and Kotlin together as both language work on Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
Author Bio :- Sofia Coppol is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsoft Technologies, is a offshore software development company which provides Software for Education, Automation, Construction and Finance across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises