Why Python is the Worst Choice for Mobile App Development?

Why Python is the Worst Choice for Mobile App Development?

Python is not considered ideal for mobile app development and game development due to high memory consumption

Python is an extremely popular programming language, the third most popular in the world, according to the TIOBE index. This programming language is widely used in scientific and numeric computing, education, and web development, and you probably interact with things coded in Python every day. As you know, Python is mostly used in desktop and web server-side development. Therefore, it is not considered ideal for mobile app development and game development due to the consumption of more memory and its slow processing speed compared to other programming languages. Here are the reasons why Python is not an ideal choice for mobile app development:

Difficulty in Using Other Languages

Many programmers dislike writing code in other programming languages. This is due to their perception that other languages are significantly more difficult to utilize. They may be accustomed to coding in Python, the world's most user-friendly programming language.

If you are a die-hard Python enthusiast, you may be experiencing this problem. Pythonistas adore Python because it is easy, popular, and powerful. The major reason we like Python is that it is simple. When compared to other programming languages such as C++ and Java, Python is extremely simple to learn. Python is more closely related to human language, and we dislike some other languages that are more closely related to hardware.

Slower to execute

Python is substantially slower than other programming languages like Java, C++, PHP, Javascript, Swift, and others when it comes to execution time. This is a major concern for programmers when creating huge programs with many lines of code. Python is a programming language with dynamic typing. That is, it performs many of the same programming tasks that static coding languages do during runtime compilation.

High Memory Consumption

Python is not always the ideal choice for memory-intensive workloads. Python's memory consumption is largely owing to the data types' versatility. When objects are no longer in scope, Python performs automatic garbage collection. Python seeks to alleviate much of the complexity of dynamic memory that programs like C and C++ require as a result of this feature. However, dealing with dynamic memory in big and long-running Python systems is problematic.

If Not Python, then what?

Know that you know Python cannot be used for mobile app development than what option do you have? Which programming language can be used for mobile app development? Let's have a look at the best programming languages and frameworks available for developing mobile applications.


Firstly Java was the official language for Android App Development (but now it was replaced by Kotlin) and consequently, it is the most used language as well. Many of the apps in the Play Store are built with Java, and it is also the most supported language by Google. In addition to all this, Java has a great online community for support in case of any problems.


A high-level interpreted programming language, JavaScript is a multi-paradigm language that supports object-oriented and functional programming. It is not exactly a language that is primarily used for app development, but a language that is run by browsers and used to develop and control web pages. To use JavaScript for developing a mobile app only when it is used with CSS, HTML, and AJAX. The one key factor that makes developing apps on JavaScript convenient is that you only have to code the app once and it can be released on all the platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows. 

C / C ++

C languages are positioned as high-performance languages, and this is important, especially if we are talking about something heavy like a mobile 3D game. But it's worth making a reservation right away that you still have to resort to Java: without this language, you cannot create a full-fledged mobile application. The Android NDK will allow you to write in C / C ++ only a part of an application, for example, a library that can be connected to a program via Java.


A prospective game-changer in the mobile app development space – Swift is an open-source programming language specifically designed to work with iOS, OS X, and tvOS platforms. The language is flexible, scalable, and can easily adapt a safe programming pattern to add modern features to any app. Swift is expressive and fun to work with a scripting language, along with having the first industrial-quality systems. Examples of apps developed in Swift are Lyft, LinkedIn, Hipmunk, and more.


If you are thinking seriously about Android App development, then Kotlin is the programming language to learn in 2022. It is probably the next big thing happening in the Android world. Even though Java is my preferred language, Kotlin has got native support, and many IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio is supporting Kotile for Android development.

In conclusion, Python is not used for mobile development because of speed. Since mobile phones have limited memory and processing capability, they need apps designed in a framework that's fast to provide smooth functionality. Since Java is faster than Python it's used in mobile development.

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