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2019-12-03

Why choose Python for mobile app development?

  • Posted By : Suresh Patel
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  • Date : 2019-12-03

Are you using your smartphone this instant? With the number of smartphone phone users in the world right now (3.2 billion and increasing as stated by Statista), chances are very high that you are!

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lifestyle. We use smartphones to build connections, learn or just have fun! But with the age of digitalization, we have started using the device for buying products and services also. Hence, a business must have a smartphone app to reach a target audience.

And as easy as it appears, one needs good skills to create an application for smartphones. What type of smartphone application does your business need? Among the top mobile development languages, which one to use?  In this blog, we will give you an overview of one of the most popular app development languages in the industry. Yes, we are talking about the all-powerful ‘Python’.

Python is a high-level programming language used all over the world for website development, application development, creating Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), and software development.

When initially released, core Python couldn’t be used for writing smartphone GUI applications. But with the help of numerous developments in recent years, Python has become a favorite language for smartphone applications. Two very specific frameworks are used excessively and they are:

1. Kivy

Kivy is an open-source Python library used for creating non-native applications. The applications created by Kivy runs on all desktop platforms like Windows, Linux, and macOS and also on smartphones like iOS & Android.

Kivy has a custom-built user-interface toolkit that provides buttons, text labels, text entry forms, etc. Kivy guarantees consistency and portability of apps from one platform to another.

Kivy is a great choice if you do not want native smartphone applications. 

2. BeeWare

BeeWare is the second Python GUI and smartphone development framework that uses the native UI toolkit of the platform they run on. You will be using buttons, checkboxes, and elements that are provided by the underlying operating system.

BeeWare project is a new framework and has a lot of scope in advancements.

 

What are the Key Features of Python?

Apart from providing simplicity and reliability, Python also has the following features:

  • Python is processed at runtime by the interpreter

  • Python is an Object-oriented language

  • Python is an interactive language

  • Python is scalable

  • Python supports GUI applications

  • Python runs on Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux

  • Python comes with rich libraries and many add-on packages to tackle specific tasks.

  • Corporate giants like Google, Yahoo and IBM use Python due to its dynamic nature.

  • Python provides tools for both the developers and the system administrators.

Some of the most used applications used by users all around the world which are developed by Python are Dropbox, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit, Netflix, and Quora

The list does not end here. Python has great potential as a smartphone application development language which can be seen in the above examples. Python is also used in cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc.

Although Python has an excellent scope for smartphone app development, a most mobile application development company in Mumbai still prefer Java for Android devices and Swift for iOS devices because these languages are mature whereas Python is still evolving. But with skilled coders, one can bring out the best using Python. Our team at STZ Soft is one of the best smartphone app designing companies in Mumbai.

You must understand that smartphone users are the most active consumers and if you can communicate with them via smartphone apps, you can get them to purchase your product or your service.

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