Why the Laravel Framework is a great choice for mobile app development?
Enabling web developers to harness the full power of the PHP language to create smart and customized web solutions, regardless of project size, anything from small-scale applications to large complex systems can be developed from scratch to finish by using the Laravel framework.
In this article, the Vietnam offshore development center of Bocasay introduce you to the Laravel framework, and why you should consider it for your next web application development project.
What is the Laravel Framework?
Created by Taylor Otwell, the Laravel framework is based on Symfony, and it is a free and open-source PHP web framework intended for web application development. It follows the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural pattern. Licensed under the MIT License, Laravel’s source code can be found on GitHub.
The framework’s original creator has frequently publicly stated that Laravel’s value is allowing developers to establish their ideas without unnecessary barriers, by using clear, simple and beautiful code.
The reason Laravel is so popular with developers around the world and in our Vietnam offshore development center, is because it essentially provides pre-defined architecture and flexibility to customize your system’s back-end logic. Let’s first check out some of Laravel’s main features:
- Open-Source Code
- Elegant Syntax
- Easy Workflow
- Top Security Features
- MVC Architecture
- Object-Oriented Libraries
- Modular Approach
- Unique Unit Testing
- Secure Migration System
- Artisan (command-line interface included in Laravel)
- Innovative Template Engine
- Community Support
Laravel Web Apps vs Mobile Apps
Unlike developing just another browser-based application, deploying the Laravel framework to develop iOS and Android apps for mobile use can provide your company or brand with the following advantages:
Established Popularity: Developing a mobile app means that you have a good chance for your product to appear on peoples’ home screens and become part of their everyday life through regular use. Mobile apps are rarely forgotten as fast as websites.
𝕀𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕞𝕠𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕝𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕒𝕥 𝕒 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕕𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕝? 𝔸𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕚𝕟 𝕒 𝕓𝕚𝕟𝕕? 𝔹𝕠𝕔𝕒𝕤𝕒𝕪’𝕤 𝕍𝕚𝕖𝕥𝕟𝕒𝕞 𝕠𝕗𝕗𝕤𝕙𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥 𝕔𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣 𝕖𝕩𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕥𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕪𝕠𝕦. 𝕊𝕠𝕗𝕥𝕨𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥, 𝕞𝕠𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕖 𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕝𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥, 𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕝𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕞𝕒𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖, 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔𝕥, 𝕓𝕦𝕚𝕝𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕥𝕖𝕒𝕞 𝕠𝕗 𝕕𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕔𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕝𝕠𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕚𝕟 𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕣𝕕 𝕥𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔹𝕠𝕔𝕒𝕤𝕒𝕪, 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕖!
Functional Reminder: By delivering a top-rated mobile application that people use on a regular basis, you essentially establish a constant reminder of your product or service. Providing a top product is better and cheaper than any advertising you can pay for.
Comfortable Experience: In contrast to having to remember the name of a product or service, and having to type a URL into a browser, a mobile app provides users with a comfortable experience that requires minimal effort to reach a service or perform tasks.
App-Store Visibility: It is far more common for people to search for software solutions on their smartphones instead of performing dedicated web searches to find a product of interest. Delivering a mobile app on a popular app store is a guaranteed profit booster.
Why you should use Laravel to develop your next mobile app?
Being free-of-charge to download, and without requiring any license to operate, the Laravel framework is an especially great choice for new businesses with limited IT resources. Due to Laravel’s open-source accessibility and wide community support, companies choosing to develop web projects within this framework can basically benefit from a vast pool of talented and highly experienced web developers.
Multilingual development support is a key parameter for any company that wants to establish a global online brand or service. Based on the PHP scripting language, the Laravel framework enables developers to create web applications in multiple languages. Why stay local when you can go global? Developing with Laravel allows companies to ‘speak’ the language of customers and users around the world.
The PHP source code is characterized by its easy adaptability and versatility. This is why PHP is commonly used for developing cross-platform web applications. The Laravel framework allows companies to easily scale-up their existing software foundations with minimal costs. With advanced caching methods, Laravel-developed apps can easily scale to meet evolving business requirements.
The top priority for any online project is, of course, security. Your users, customers and ultimately future business success depends on providing solid security. Web developers must often take a series of measures in order to maintain application security. Laravel uses an inbuilt bcrypt hashing algorithm that generates passwords that are not saved as plain text, but are encrypted before being saved on a database.
It’s important to remember that writing authentication code is one of the most crucial and often time-consuming aspects of any successful web application. Laravel contains a simple built-in authentication system, requiring web developers to only configure models, views and controllers in order to have a functioning application. Compared with other web development frameworks, this means a faster time-to-market.
Laravel’s unit testing capability enables developers to test elements like class models and controllers. Allowing for fast bug detection and the resolution of coding issues, Laravel is great because it establishes an agile development process and ultimately reduces development costs. This means that Laravel can facilitate the app’s future changes and easily integrate newer app elements as they become available.
Developers using the Laravel framework can benefit from the availability of clear and detailed documentation. Gradually establishing a solid stack of reference documentation, web developers can stay updated with the latest Laravel version, as well as learn and solve problems by utilizing an abundance of framework-specific resources. Relevant updates are easily found in forums like GitHub.
In contrast to other PHP development frameworks, the Laravel framework contains a dedicated templating engine – known as ‘Blade’- that provides developers with views in simple PHP code. Allowing web developers to create dynamic websites and applications efficiently and cost-effectively, Laravel’s templates and available widgets can be used to establish a solid coding structure for web projects of all sizes.
ORM, or object-relational mapping, is a programming approach used for converting data between incompatible systems. Within the Laravel framework, an inbuilt ORM enables web developers to use an object-oriented approach in order to work more effectively, basically by being able to query database tables without having to write any SQL code, thereby establishing easy integration, saving both time and resources.