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With more than 100,000 websites built on Ruby on Rails(RoR) it has emerged as one of the most popular development frameworks. On a parallel note with mobile now a linchpin of a enterprise technology environment it is it is important for corporations to evaluate various options while extending there Ruby On Rails application for mobile. In today’s increasingly fast-paced world, it is critical that the website or app load time is minimized; especially with slow websites being penalized by Google and responsiveness of a website directly impacting user experience. Even 0.5 second delay in loading of a website or to be known as an app that has too many push notifications will impact the user experience. Developers are also users at the end of the day and display the same behavior when it comes to their area of expertise-web or mobile app development.

Developers are also users at the end of the day and display the same behavior when it comes to their area of expertise-web or mobile app development.

Let us look at some of the frameworks that would be most compatible with a Ruby on Rails app:

1. AngularJS

AngularJS’s popularity is definitely not questionable. It is one of the go-to applications when you are looking to create a relatively smaller application in a short span of time. Some of the hallmarks of AngularJs is its simplicity in coding and coding speed. One of the biggest advantages of using AngularJs is its process of ‘data binding’ which essentially allows for the accounting of more than variable, which reduces the need for a developer to intervene in the binding process.

Another important aspect of AngularJs is its application prototyping. In significantly lesser time, it is possible to write lesser code and flush out application prototypes, which facilitates the process of user-testing in initial development stages.

2. EmberJS

One of the major differences in design approaches adopted by AngularJs and Ember is that Ember chooses to adhere to an existing standard, which aligns it better with a Rails framework, both following a similar ideology. Another advantage of using Ember is its relatively safer approach when it comes to developing code. This framework guides developers to adopt best coding practices from around the world which reduces the risk of hurdles such as ‘dirty checking’.

In comparison to AngularJs, Ember is a more ideal option when you are looking to scale your projects, expanding its feasibility.

3. ReactNative

ReactNative works on a simple philosophy-ReactiveUI. Reactive UI is essentially a cross-platform model-view-viewmodel framework designed for all. Another significant aspect of this is its composable model, which is defined by the process of writing different UI components and composing them with each other.