What Makes Node.js The Finest Choice For Building Mobile Apps?

The incessantly growing need for establishing a strong mobile presence has pushed organizations to choose a range of techniques – that can help them achieve such an objective in the most efficient manner possible. Remember, irrespective of the audience you want to target, building a mobile app can help in expanding your brand reach to a wider group of mobile users.

While there are several technologies that can be used for developing an Enterprise mobile application, but with Node.js you can be assured to come up with a great mobile app that looks good and is loaded with flawless functionalities. Read on further to know, why you should consider developing a mobile application using Node.js.

Note: Node.js and NodeJS will be used interchangeably throughout this post.

1. Ensures Faster Development

People (be it your client or users) expect to access an app immediately. Moreover, the mobile technology is changing at pace, and so not not being able to speed up your mobile app development process, increases the chances of releasing your application on a mobile technology that might be rendered obsolete. And, Node.js ensures faster development since its “Google’s V8 JavaScript Engine” helps execute scripts at blazingly fast speed.

In essence, Node.js helps execute several apps related tasks at lightening fast speed – be it reading or writing a filesystem, network connections, etc.

2. It’s an Open Source Development Framework

Node.js is regarded as the second most sought-after repository on GitHub, and is an open-source development framework that makes the code for developing mobile apps available for free.

Besides, Node.js comes bundled with a package manager called as NPM – that helps in installing node programs. Since thousands of developers keep on making contributions to the NPM in the form of updates or additions, you can expect to get a quick answer to your queries concerning your mobile application development project.

3. Node.js Make Applications Development a Breeze

If you’re a front-end developer, then you most likely would be familiar with all the key aspects of JavaScript. And so, when Node.js make use of JavaScript, you won’t have to worry about getting acquainted with a new programming language from scratch. You can even work as a backend developer, and can utilize JSON (the data exchange format) for performing the intended task.

Thankfully, the Node.js runtime helps develop and deploy a mobile application rapidly. Also, Node.js ensures agile development of mobile apps.

4. Use the Same Codebase For Developing Server and Mobile Apps

Oftentimes, your application will contain a browser-based app for desktop use. Needless to say, you will have to spend a lot of time and efforts in writing codebase for each version of your mobile app. However, using the same codebase for your browser based and mobile apps can help in making the development process a lot more efficient. This can be achieved with the help of Node.js framework.

In a nutshell, the same Node.js platform helps in developing server as well as mobile apps.

5. Node.js Helps Monitor a Mobile App

In order to know how you can retain your app users requires learning about what they do with the app in real time. Node.js boasts a brilliant and flawless dashboard that helps monitor applications, and enables you to collect real-time stats of the user of your application.

What’s more, the NodeJS framework can also help envisage user interactions in real time. Getting such insights will make it a lot easier for you to know what your users are doing when using your app in real-time. Understanding your users behavior can help you know about the ways that can keep them engaged with your site.

6.  Interface With Multiple Push Notification Systems

 Without Much Hassle

It’s a known fact that ‘push notifications’ is one of the key components of a mobile app. Since, Node.js make correct use of SocketIO to render interactions between client and server when developing a mobile application, Node.js easily interfaces with many different push notification systems that can be found on diverse mobile platforms.

7. It Provides Page Rendering Convenience

Another great benefit that Node.js provides is page rendering convenience. The framework harmonizes the process of rendering a page between client and server, according to the selected network.

For instance, rather than making you follow any typical practice of creating views in the front-end, NodeJS lets you use the exact same code for performing page rendering on the server. Essentially, the availability of YUI3 helps optimize rendering of web pages for both client and server.

Wrapping Up!

Node.js is becoming a more mature platform and is, in fact, leveraged by many organizations for developing mobile solutions such as mobile apps. If you’ve familiarity with JavaScript, then you will find Node.js simple and easy to work with. But, remember that making the best possible use of Node.js to handle web complexities requires in depth knowledge of the platform.

In case, you’re not convinced whether you should utilize the NodeJS framework for developing your mobile app, then reading this post will certainly help you make an informed decision about the same.

Author Bio: Arya Stark is a Mobile App Developer working for an Offshore Enterprise Mobile Development Company, Xicom which offers a quality enterprise mobility services. So if you are looking to avail the best services, you can avail app developers for hire by getting in touch with her.