Adopting Web Front-end Architectures for Native Mobile Apps

  • Raghunath Mobile Ragunath Jawahar
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Let's face it, the web is a powerhouse of innovation. The pace at which the web is innovating is hard for native mobile app developers to catch up. Its larger developer community is constantly coming up with refreshing ideas and also attaining maturity faster than the native mobile app counterparts. Frameworks and libraries like Redux, React, Cycle.js, Vue.js, etc., have changed the way web apps are built. It's easier for web developers to build predictable apps using any of the technologies listed above.

The mobile ecosystem has been revolving around "traditional" architectures for quite some time. Adopting ideas from the web on native apps presents some unique challenges. To begin with, the dynamic nature of JavaScript vs. static languages like Java / Kotlin and Swift used to develop native mobile apps. Expectations and user experience on web vs. mobile. Finally, the asynchronous nature of mobile platforms and their lifecycle itself presents some unique challenges.

This talk will guide and encourage native mobile app developers to adopt ideas from some of the popular front-end frameworks on the web and apply them to native app development.

The audience will be able to:

Evaluate different front-end architectures.Embrace patterns and development techniques from web front-end architectures while building native mobile apps.

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