5 iOS Frameworks: Experts Suggest Which Ones to Master – Dice Insights

Great development frameworks make creating and maintaining apps easier. Like developers for so many platforms, iOS developers have tons of options when it comes to app development frameworks.

Picking the ‘best’ framework is impossible. Every developer has unique needs, and their choice of frameworks and languages is necessarily subjective. Although iOS developers are building a variety of apps and games, Apple is dogmatic about how its platforms work and how developers can utilize tools and services, which makes picking a solid all-around framework a bit easier. 

We queried several experts to find out which frameworks they recommend. While some of their picks were obvious, a few are pretty surprising.

React Native

“React is handy in simple projects when budget and time might be an issue,” Boris Abazher, CEO of Triare, said. “This framework offers familiar UX patterns and the same high quality of apps thanks to Views, Text, and Images as native UI building blocks. It is also helpful to know that React’s community is the biggest among these frameworks.”

We will advise you use React Native cautiously for iOS, or any other Apple platform. In 2017, Apple began blocking white-label apps from appearing in the App Store; the move was at least partly in response to a letter to Apple from congressman Ted Lieu concerning template apps. Apple’s updated developer rules add: “Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.”

It’s also worth mentioning the white-label apps Apple banned