Mobile is the way of the future, and if you’re not primarily focused on mobile app development, you at least need to be considering how to make your app’s design responsive. Fortunately, mobile app development is fast and accessible, and it’s only getting faster. Fortunately, there are a lot of accessible tools you can use to streamline the process when you want to build a mobile app.

Backend as a Service Solution

Just about everything comes with a cloud-based solution now, and that’s true of the backend as well. And backend work can be complicated. Not only do you need to build the backend in a framework like Ruby, but you also need to make sure it has smooth integration with the client frontend and make sure it’s appropriately running on your web server.

A BaaS solution resolves all of those problems for you and lets you simply focus your attention on the database and the frontend. Whether BaaS will work with your project will really depend on what you’re planning on making, but the CRUD structure that defines so many apps is versatile despite its simplicity and uniformity of design.

React Native

React Native was built specifically for designing apps that are compatible across platforms, and it’s very effective at that job. With React Native, you can’t just quickly mockup an app that will work equally as well on Android and iOS. It allows you to take advantage of the features and design sensibilities that are unique to each mobile platform your users are on.

Java

Java isn’t exactly a new language, but that’s exactly what makes it such a great choice for quick mobile development. The fact that Java will work well on practically any device without the need for additional modules means it’s one of the most scalable app development technologies around, and the documentation behind Java is more exhaustive than practically any other modern framework.

Node.js

Node.js gives you full-stack development in one of the most popular and well-known languages in the world. That makes it one of the most efficient app development technologies around. The ability to use Javascript top-to-bottom adds drastic usability to Node.js, but it’s also one of the most scalable platforms around. So if your app’s popularity outperforms your expectations, you won’t have to scramble to find a solution. And since Node.js doesn’t have any handoffs when transitioning from the frontend to the backend, it’s a great choice for handling direct communications between the client and the user and a sensible choice for dealing with large data transfers.

Ruby on Rails

There might not be a faster way to reach project MVP than Ruby on Rails. Methods like scaffolding allow you to get an app running in a half-hour or less. And while you’ll probably want to spend a little more time with the development of your project, that same rigid structure makes building out new features a breeze and makes it easy for new developers to get up to speed on a project. And beneath the Rails superstructure is the lean simplicity of Ruby. From top to bottom, the Ruby on Rails framework is about doing as much with little as possible, and Ruby promotes a structure where each component serves only one purpose. That speeds up not just the path to MVP but also the iterative process of adding new features and fixing bugs.

APIs

Good coders write good code. Great coders write great code and also recognize when they don’t need to write any code at all. If there’s information you don’t need to get directly from a user, chances are that there’s an API available to handle it. And while integrating these APIs is sometimes more trouble than it’s worth, they can save you a whole lot of time. We recommend that you look at your objectives, determine which are going to take the most time to develop, and consider where the process could be streamlined through the use of a third-party API.

App development is getting easier with each passing day, but customer expectations are growing as well. Staying relevant means getting your product to market, and that means finding the tech stack that really facilitates the app you’re trying to create. Just remember that these platforms can push you to deployment and beyond, but they aren’t a substitute for a good plan and reliable talent.