It’s certainly a painful thing to select between systems like iOS or Android mobile phone while going for application development particularly for corporate needs. However, getting an application separately built for each platform would be a very costly affair. So the best alternative is cross-platform mobile application development. In this process, mobile apps are zavi developed once and are run on all available platforms like Apple, Android mobile phone, Windows or Blackberry mobile phones. So, with a single shared code base developers can easily create device independent applications that can run on any mobile platform. It’s an affordable approach for the businesses to target various platforms for huge audience base for corporate needs like marketing or sales. Lesser time, costs and efforts are required to develop cross-platform apps that can work effectively on any mobile device so because of this, enable businesses to expand their reach and promote their business much effectively. Moreover, maintenance costs are also reduced because here speculate if this trade to maintain and invest only in one application without having to go for multiple apps targeted for various platforms.
So, what does this type of development require? What are the tools that can help developers to create such awesome applications that run easily on all available systems and devices? Have you ever thought about it? Here’s the answer.
Let us now look at a few important mobile app development tools that are widely used by the mobile app developers for this purpose:
Xamarin is a good technology supporting the development of apps that can run on various platforms. Based on C# technology and sharing the code base with platforms like iOS, Android mobile phone, Windows and Macintosh personal computer, Xamarin allows for easy and rapid development of platform independent applications that provide high performance and greatly improve user experience. Realtime bugs, crash and exclusions can be found and well-managed with this platform.
RhoMobile is an open source, cross-platform application development framework based on Ruby. Using this highly integrated platform, app developers can build some really awesome native apps for platforms like native apps for Windows Phone, Android mobile phone, Symbian, RIM and iOS. The framework comes with the comprehensive array of features of mobile gadgets, so developing mobile applications for all types of systems becomes a lot easier.