Just like web applications, Node.Js can be used to create mobile applications as well in spite of the fact that there are other popular mobile app platforms like Titanium or PhoneGap.
There are various Node.Js Frameworks which can be used to build mobile apps as mentioned below :
Once you decide to create a mobile version of your web application, Node.js will allow you to build a responsive mobile application. But in many cases you may require an app which is compatible to the iOS, Android and Windows platform and thus take advantage of the app marketplaces.
You can very easily achieve this by keeping all of the application’s business logic on the server. Here the mobile application would simply act as the user interface, written in the native language or using a hybrid solution like Cordova (aka PhoneGap). This user interface would get data and perform business logic via calls to a server side API.If the mobile app requires access to portions of the business logic, it has to be rewritten in objective-C for iOS and Java for Android. With the help of Cordova, some of the code can be reused but it cannot leverage Node or its ecosystem directly.
Node JS App Development
Express.js is the most popular and flexible Node.Js framework. It doesn’t have strict rules on how to deal with particular tasks or what components to choose. You can use any middleware package,created by the Express development team, in the order that is convenient for you.They include URL parameters, sessions, POST data, security headers, libraries etc. Also, you can decide how to structure your app, as there is no one right way to do so.
The advantages of teaming up Express with Node.Js to build mobile apps is as follows :
- I/O request handling – Express JS is a great choice for applications that handle a lot of requests and notifications from users. Due to this reason Uber has chosen Node.js as the application platform
- Open-source community – Express.js is one of the most supported Node.js frameworks. A whole open-source community is dedicated to it. So the code is always reviewed and improved by the team..