Back in 2014, Gartner coined the term “low-code” for the platforms, which had heavy GUI based development services. These tools or platforms does what traditional development approaches (programming languages, libraries, frameworks) do for building an application.
From static websites to dynamic SPAs, frontend of applications has come a long way. Likewise, developers no more have to write long lines of code repeatedly to create mobile apps for multiple platforms. And in this progression of frontend development, tools, libraries, and frameworks have been the game changer.
With mobile apps becoming an integral part of users’ micro-moments, there is a spike in the number of apps downloaded from the app stores, daily. The rising demand for mobile apps has resulted into introduction of new tools, frameworks, and libraries that can help developers to pick up the pace of development.
Cross platform development toolkits are winning over the developers’ community. Reusable blocks of UI, reactive performance, code usability on multiple platforms are some of the reasons why these cross-platform app development frameworks are gaining grounds. One such sought-after framework for mobile app development is Flutter by Google.
By 2022, consumers are projected to download over 258.2 billion apps to their connected devices, worldwide. | According to Statista
The smartphone market has a duopoly of Android and iOS devices. Thus, to reach out to a wider user-base through mobile apps, it is imperative for businesses to have their apps built for both the platforms. To respond to this app development requirement, cross platform app technologies are becoming more prominent.
Reusable code, faster time-to-market, reduced cost, and native app like performance are some of the prominent reasons behind acceptance of cross-platform app development.
Businesses nowadays are taking advantage of new technologies and models that originate and develop in consumer space, rather than the enterprise IT sector. In effect to this impact, called consumerization, businesses are leveraging mobile apps to reach out to their potential customers and engage with them.
Thanks to the proliferating on-demand economy, there is a convenience in how people hail a taxi, book a room, and even buy prescribed medicine. The idea of delivering essentials at the doorstep is gaining grounds and businesses are cash in on it.