October 02, 2022
5 -10 min
Despite the individual popularity of programming languages oriented to mobile application development, developers today have plenty of options within the large digital toolbox. Because of this, the choice of our next platform to create an application will depend largely on our coding skills and our ability to adapt to different development languages. In this article we will slightly describe the mobile app market and analyze in depth the features of the five best, or most popular, programming languages for mobile development.
The apps market is as wide in supply as it is in demand, thanks to this we can count on digital tools for almost everything we need. Moreover, it is also possible to develop all kinds of applications, as long as they provide value. This has been the norm since the emergence of mobile devices, so applications have become one of the most profitable technology markets today and its growth is projected exponentially year after year. In recent studies, it is expected that mobile applications will generate (for owners and creators) around 935 billion dollars in revenues by the end of 2023, according to estimates by the global portal statista.
Likewise, given that there is an application for practically every human need and that all companies are looking to benefit from the creation of applications for their products and/or services, it is a reality that the demand for application developers has managed to exceed the current supply of these professionals.
Taking into account that the adoption of an application (measured in number of downloads or active users) is what determines its success, we can say that mobile development depends both on our programming skills and our ability to evaluate and choose the right platform to build a functional and differential solution. So, beyond finding or choosing a compatible programming language, our search should focus on finding the most appropriate technology to make our mobile application attractive, reliable, robust and innovative.
Broadly speaking, this is the reason why in this article we have selected the five most popular programming languages for mobile development and we intend to help you choose the most suitable by reviewing their advantages and disadvantages for this purpose.
Since 2008, Java has been the choice of choice for creating applications on the Android mobile platform because it can run on a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Most Android secondary languages are considered a version of Java or a different presentation of Java, this does not mean that this language is limited only to this platform, in fact Java is considered a multipurpose language.
If you want to create applications for the iOS platform, a programming language created by Apple, it is the most suitable. Swift is a multipurpose and highly readable language on which you can program without major difficulties, the opposite of its predecessor Objective C, which was replaced by Swift as the official language for developing applications for Apple devices.
Kotlin is a relatively new programming language that has managed in a short time to become the preferred language for application development on the Android platform. This has been created by Google and is a great alternative to Java, in fact it is the official language of Android applications.
Python is a powerful language capable of supporting the creation of web, mobile and desktop applications among many other developments. Among its most important products are YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest, demonstrating that Python is a solid platform for developing high-level applications thanks to its magnificent library, its high readability and easy learning, as well as its immense community.
In conclusion, programming languages are tools that evolve as fast as we need them to, and this has allowed some of them to pass the test of time. Thanks to this dynamic, today we have ideal languages to build mobile solutions according to our goals and our skills, which allows us to save time and effort.
For this reason, at DreamCode we have a solid team of programmers ready to evaluate your needs in detail to choose the best programming platform that allows us to build a highly competitive technological solution for your company. Visit us now and see what we can do for your business