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Mobile app languages

Mobile app language is a language engineered to create a standard form of commands. These commands can be interpreted into a code understood by a machine. Mobile applications are created through programming languages to control the behavior and output of a machine through accurate algorithms, similar to the human communication process. A mobile app language is also known as a programming system.

Programming language for Android mobile apps

Java 

Ever since the Android platform was first introduced in 2008, Java has been the platform’s default and most popular language. For programmers all over the world, it is seen as a fairly easy to use, in demand language and also as a staple in the mobile app world. However, as time is changing, people are now looking for better alternative and according to Google, Kotlin is it.

Kotlin 

In 2017, Kotlin was officially recognized as the alternative first-class language for Android development by Google. This is mainly because Kotlin is too good at what it does; basically Kotlin is a tidier, better version of Java and better yet, it is interoperable with Java, which means that it can draw Java libraries and comply to Java bytecode.

Programming language for iOS mobile apps

Objective-C 

Objective-C is a superset of the C programming language, meaning its syntax is small, easy to learn and object-oriented. One advantage of this language is its dynamic binding, which provides flexibility for developers to freely express in their designs. However, Objective-C is slowly being replaced in the Apple ecosystem by a more convenient and more powerful language called Swift.

Swift 

Being the latest programing language to make it way into the Apple ecosystem and almost void of the security vulnerabilities associated with Objective-C, Swift developers with expertise are now in demand all over the world. 

Programming language for both the iOS and Android mobile apps

C#

Developed by Microsoft and with the purpose of out-competing its Sun’s Java counterpart, C# (pronounced C sharp) is an Object-Oriented programming language that specializes in developing easier and faster solutions, especially for COM+ and Web services. 

Xamarin

Acquired by Microsoft in 2016, Xamarin is famously known for its cross-platform versatility. Xamarin uses C and Native libraries wrapped in the .Net layer, enabling developments in multiplatforms and results of outstanding quality. Thus, applications made using Xamarin are often compared to that of Native app in terms of user experience and performance. 

In conclusion, whether you are just getting started in mobile development or interested in picking up a new skill, these languages introduced to you above are a great place to start with. Although mobile developers have plenty of mobile app languages at their disposal, but these languages are the most up-to-date and are carefully selected languages for you to learn.

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mobile app languages, mobile app syntax, mobile app structure

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