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Five reasons to choose JavaScript for mobile app development

Whether you have a brilliant idea for a productivity tool or you’re aspiring to expand your business by developing deeper customer relations, you’ll be advised to develop a mobile application to elevate your product. When it comes to mobile application development, JavaScript is a frontrunner in the game with a range of utilities. JavaScript has been evolving tremendously with the requirements of a better experience for mobile application users. At the same time, by easing the developers’ efforts to build mobile apps. It is undoubtedly the most used programming language operated with HTML, CSS, and AJAX for mobile app development. 

Let’s see the lucrative aspects of using JavaScript for mobile application development.

  1. Fast and efficient development

JavaScript can speed up the process of developing a mobile application, it doesn’t need a huge upfront cost and human resources to develop a mobile app. The single code base and existing features of JavaScript frameworks guarantee a fast development process for mobile apps. In the maintenance and support segment of JavaScript-based mobile apps, the highly responsive and offline support mode of this platform changed the traditional ways of server-side development. Thus, it simplified the development and maintenance segment of mobile app development.

  1. Rich user experience

The psychology of a user is simple, they download the app and decide whether to keep using it or delete within the initial few minutes of using it. So developers must deliver an interactive app – JavaScript offers attractive features like a better UI/UX experience, interactive maps, animated 2D/3D graphics, scrolling video jukeboxes, etc. The JavaScript also enables Responsive Web Design or RWD which adjusts your application to fit different screen sizes of smartphones, this is crucial in ensuring a better user experience.

  1. Efficient hybrid app development

JavaScript frameworks can render a hybrid version of your mobile app from your coded version. This replaces the gruesome and demanding task of developing an application in different languages for multi-platform access. Phone gap/Cordova and Ionic/Ionic2 are some of the best JavaScript frameworks for hybrid app development. There are a few drawbacks in such hybrid apps when compared to native apps, it can be slower making the user experience slightly complicated. 

  1. Changing tides in native app development

Hailed as the future of mobile app development, JavaScript-driven native apps is the newest technology that combines the best of hybrid and native apps. Native apps are mobile applications that are raw apps built from scratch on objective C or Java which could take a lot more resources and time to develop. These native apps have the advantage of being a lot more secure and faster when compared to hybrid apps since it has got access to all native APIs of the phone. JavaScript-driven Native app development combines the web skills of JavaScript and the robustness of native apps. The most used platforms for JavaScript-driven native app development are React Native and Nativescript.

  1. JavaScript is moving beyond frontend applications

JavaScript is usually used for the frontend side of mobile app development, but it is moving beyond this application with some new developments. While the spectrum of mobile users is getting widened, mobile applications need to cater to a wide range of users. Mobile apps cannot always demand high-speed internet if they need to cater to this wider spectrum of users. JavaScript enabled progressive web apps is the solution for making mobile apps work offline. JavaScript can save the bandwidth range while executing a client-side action and can help the developers to create mobile applications that work in less bandwidth when the internet is slow or not available. Even moving further, JavaScript applications could be used to move away from the dreadful backend infrastructure expansion which is crucial for a mobile app to function when it’s growing and needs scaling up. In the future of serverless mobile apps, JavaScript will drive the tides of change. 

Final word

To conclude the applications of JavaScript in mobile application development in a single word would be – agility. It can move quickly and adapt easily to the rising demands of the new world of smartphones and mobile apps. JavaScript is unbeaten in mobile app development at present and a brighter future is within sight.

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