With rapid proliferation of mobile technology, mobile apps are certainly shaping the way technologists, organizations and everyday users carry about their day-to-day tasks both in the workplace, while traveling or at home. Most of the world’s population has been rapidly shifting their needs and luxuries to smartphones and tablets running on Android, Windows and iOS. Hence, there is great interest amongst businesses and enterprises globally to provide more personalized services and products through mobile apps to drive engagement with their customers.
What Are Cross-Platform Mobile Apps?
To keep up with this wide audience, the demand for cross-platform development tools that can create apps capable of running across mobile platforms is on the rise and demand for such cross-platform development tools is only expected to jump in the coming years. Add to it the benefits of reducing the cost of per platform development and rapid time to market.
In simple terms, cross-platform app development involves building applications that can be supported on both Android and iOS platforms. These apps work on multiple operating systems with a single code base thereby minimizing the time and effort of developing and coding apps individually for both platforms.
Popular Cross-Platform Development Tools
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Ionic is an open source HTML5 mobile app development framework built on top of AngularJS and Apache Cordova that lets developers create beautiful and highly interactive cross-platform mobile apps that can be deployed across Android, iOS and Windows devices.
The Ionic framework comes packed with highly mobile-optimized library of CSS , HTML and js components and also features native functionalities, customizable tools and touch optimized gestures to ensure easier interactive app development, minimal maintenance and low costs.
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Xamarin is a cross-platform development tool to create apps that deliver a high-quality native experience on all of the major mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Windows). This is a California-based software company founded in 2011, which is now backed by Microsoft.
Xamarin uses C# as the main language for cross-platform development and allows for sharing code between cross-platform mobile applications and maximize code reuse. C# covers all the features of Swift, Objective C and Java. Apps developed with this platform can be tested on a multitude of devices through the company’s cloud services.
As you know, using a cross platform development tool can reduce the time and cost associated with developing apps and more businesses are expressing interest in this technology to build their apps.
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