Mobile app sector has multiplied in recent years and so is the demand for them. According to the latest data from Statista, worldwide app downloads have jumped from 140 billion in 2016 to 204 billion in 2019.
Looking at the users’ growing reliance on mobile apps, businesses who want to sell products or services, provide assistance or offer information are diving into making apps for easy access to their customers.
It’s true that an engaging app boosts your branding and nurture your loyal customers. By now, you must have dreamed of an app that will perform some functions to keep your users happy. In fact, you have a set of features in mind that play a vital role in keeping users entertained for long. But apart from listing down features, have you ever given a thought on technologies that you will use to make an app?
I am talking about the technology that will create the base of your app. After all, everything in your app will work based on the selected technology.
There are multiple web and app development technologies available in the market. Each one seems best in its own way. They are widely used for specific platforms or even cross-platform too.
To get you out of this technology confusion, we have extracted three major programming languages that have become favorites of many businesses for web and mobile app development.
Here they are with key reasons why they are best and stand out from the others:
PHP is a server-side, object-oriented scripting language developed by Zend Technologies in 1995. Originally, it was created for web development purpose but today developers use it for all including web and mobile application development.
Those who have learned PHP are at benefit in developing dynamic web and mobile applications. And those who are new to PHP can learn it very easily and jump into the development world sooner than they expect.
PHP uses a three-layered model to help developers create potent apps. PHP is the first choice of apps requiring database integration (the process used to fetch information from multiple sources like customer transactions, social media, data warehouses, sensor data from IoT, etc., and share the same in current, clean version to the organization)
Easy data integration features is what makes PHP a prior choice for businesses who rely on data for future decisions.
PHP is considered important for many other reasons including creating Facebook-relevant apps, image processing, GUI creation, content management systems, PDF creating, code project management tools, etc.
Java is the most popular and highly used development language. VersionEye’s language statistics revealed that developers finish most of their projects in Java language.
PYPL Popularity supports the statistics saying Java is the highly searched language on Google.
Java is a multi-patterned, advanced programming language supporting functional and object-oriented programming.
Android OS itself is written in Java so if you want to create an Android app, you leverage extra benefits from Java. This language gives you freedom to develop all types of apps and put you in a driver seat of app development to take the charge of app and make changes according to future demands.
One noticeable benefit of Java is you code once and can release it on all major platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows. Hence, developing apps for multiple platforms is no big deal with Java.
Take a look at this roundup uses of development with Java:
- Android apps
- Server apps
- Web apps
- Scientific apps
- Embedded space
- Big data technology
Technically, Java is everywhere as it is an open source, independent of platform, and join hands with all operating systems.
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3. Dot Net (.Net)
Developers are in a quest of framework that help them create amazing, competitive apps. Thankfully, .Net serves that demand and purpose.
.Net is a Microsoft-based framework used to create web applications.
.Net came into existence with the purpose to overcome many app development problems like long development time, inability to make changes quickly, high cost of software ownership, and difficulty in deployment.
.Net holds many benefits worth mentioning, but let’s focus on the top rated ones to give you a quick glimpses of what .Net is capable of:
- Minimal Coding: .Net is an object-oriented language which wipes out unnecessary codes and hence, follows a minimal coding approach.
- Reusable Coding: .Net is a home of reusable coding and components that save a lot of time and cost of app development.
- Deployment: .Net makes deployment easier with the help of features like private components, no-impact applications, trusted code, controlled code sharing, etc. Such features reduce conflicts during software deployment and versioning and also minimize performance problems.
- Reliability: Since its launch in 2002, .Net has already been used to develop millions of apps. It’s performance is rated as 100% stable and reliable.
- Security: You don’t need to worry about security with .Net as it is supported by Microsoft. It’s managed code and CLR come with safeguard features like code access security and role-based security.
- Multiple Integration Options: .Net processes with all types of XML documents and can write any file format with ease. Thus, you get multiple options for integration.
You must understand that people begin their search on mobile devices. Here they read about your business on a website and if they like it, they will search for an app too. Therefore, you must build both the website and the mobile app that cater to your customers’ needs.
Then only you get it covered.
These are three best programming languages for web and mobile app development, choose the one and don’t forget to let us know about your choice.
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