The best Android frameworks to DRIVE your success

The best Android frameworks to DRIVE your success
On the road to the best application

There is no such thing as a single best framework. All frameworks are simply there to help reduce efforts needed to bring some application to life. It’s a simple fact that not all applications are the same, so the tools that create don’t have to be either.

In layman’s terms, say you want to buy a car. If you’re a single, party-loving girl in Malibu (like BarbieTM) or a middle-aged executive in Jersey, you would go for a convertible. Why not? It’s flashy, pretty and makes you feel young.

 Performance, visuals, pricing… it’s the differences that determine what drives you
Performance, visuals, pricing… it’s the differences that determine what drives you

On the other hand, you might be a parent of triplets that lives in the suburbs. The convertible is out, and the minivan is in.

You can’t claim either car is superior. They are different in price, design and size. However, what really sets them apart is the function they serve.

Much like those cars, frameworks can have differences that set them apart. Knowing what you need can help you make your choice, so here’s a list of a couple of frameworks and what sets them apart.


This framework is extremely popular for the visuals. Realistic graphics are sometimes the basis of an entire game, and Unity is the framework that can provide them. However, it isn’t always the most intuitive framework, so it might require a higher level of existing knowledge and understanding to be used correctly.

Great for: Developing games, VR, AR and other simulations

Not so good for: Integrating APIs, optimizing graphics, learning the engine


Xamarin is a framework that helps you develop cross platform applications using C#. Why is this important? Well, what it basically means is that you can design a user interface for all the platforms (Android, iOS and Windows) without having to go through the same work over and over. Maximum flexibility for minimum effort.

Great for: Mobile apps look completely native on each platform, and there is a huge collection library of class libraries. Also, it’s free!

Not so good for: Although it looks great, apps are a lot slower and do not feel completely native.


Ionic is a framework for hybrid mobile application development. It mostly focuses on frontend development, and it’s built on top of Angular – if this is your framework of choice, Ionic will be a piece of cake.

Great for: Frontend, easy maintenance, built-in debugging tools

Not so good for: Backend, AR reliant applications

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Our own multi-purpose Starter Android App Template might be what be what you’re looking for – if what you’re looking for is a bunch of finished app templates and components. From social media to e-commerce, you’re not just getting a framework – you’re getting a lifetime of updates, and a bunch of additional features.

Great for: Beginners looking for a way to learn while actively creating, experienced programmers that need some time saved

Not so good for: Free-styling it.

Now that you have some clarity on the types of frameworks and their uses, you can hunt down one that suits your idea. And don’t forget – just like when choosing a car, it’s the function that matters!

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