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Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools with Pros and Cons

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Demand for Cross Platform Development is booming with Smartphone era. Let's have a glimpse about, What is Cross Platform Mobile Development? Pros and Cons with top 7 Cross Platform Development Tools that are popular now a days.

Top 7 Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools for Mobile App Development Company

What is Cross Platform Mobile Development ?

A single codebase for mobile application, which can be used for multiple mobile Operating Systems like iOS, Android, and Windos can be termed as CPMD.

There are two types of Cross-platform or platform independent software available,

1 – Requires individual building for platform it support.
2 – Other that runs directly on any platform.

Pros and Cons of Cross Platform Mobile Development

Pros

Code Reusability

Enhanced Plugins and Modularity

Easy for Web Developers

Cost Reduction

Enterprise suppot and Cloud Services

Easy Deployment

Cons

Feature Support depend upon OS

Tool availability

Execution time can be more

3D Graphic Support is limited

Vendor Lock-In

7 Cross Platform Mobile Development Tool

Apache Cordova / PhoneGap

Appcelerator's Titanium

Sencha

Xamarin

Adobe Air

Mosync

RhoMobile

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  • I wrote about my experiences choosing and using Cordova to build my quotes and sayings application, Quotastic, in my blog here (http://alamazoo.com/blog/20160609-Building-Cross-Platform-Apps-with-Apache-Cordova.html). Understanding your application objectives and user base are key considerations when choosing a developement approach like Cordova. It worked very well for me!
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  • You should definitely consider V-Play as a cross-platform development tool. Voted easiest to use and most time saving in 2014. http://v-play.net/
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Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools with Pros and Cons

  1. 1. Top 7 Cross Platform Mobile Development Tools for Mobile App Development Company
  2. 2. What is Cross Platform Mobile Development ? A single codebase for mobile application, which can be used for multiple mobile Operating Systems like iOS, Android, and Windos can be termed as CPMD. There are two types of Cross-platform or platform independent software available, 1 – Requires individual building for platform it support. 2 – Other that runs directly on any platform.
  3. 3. Pros and Cons of Cross Platform Mobile Development Pros Cons Code Reusability Enhanced Plugins and Modularity Easy for Web Developers Cost Reduction Enterprise suppot and Cloud Services Easy Deployment Feature Support depend upon OS Tool availability Execution time can be more 3D Graphic Support is limited Vendor Lock-In
  4. 4. 7 Cross Platform Mobile Development Tool Apache Cordova / PhoneGap Appcelerator's Titanium Sencha Xamarin Adobe Air Mosync RhoMobile
  5. 5. Apache Cordova / PhoneGap Apache Cordova, a Open Source Software, is previously known as "PhoneGap". Code for Mobile Apps is written using HTML, JavaScript and CSS using PhoneGap's standard web APIs. Layout rendering is done using Webview instead of native UI framework. Plugin architecture of PhoneGap allows access to native device APIs in modular way. Reduced licensing cost.
  6. 6. Appcelerator's Titanium Titanium, a cloud based software, is one of the most popular open-source software development kit popularly used for Cross Platform Mobile Development. This software development kit can be utlized for mobile app development, deployment and for testing purpose. Talking about Appcelerator's Titanium efficiency, mobile app developer can have access to over 300+ APIs already available. Compatibility competes with SAP's Mobile, Antena Software's, IBM's MobileFirst and Kony Solutions's KonyOne
  7. 7. Sencha Touch Sencha Touch is also a framework, with huge UI JavaScript library for cross platform mobile development, focused to work mainly on HTML5 and JavaScript. It enables developer to build high performance, yet powerful mobile app development that are compatible with OS like iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows. Apps can also be used in Cordova / PhoneGap and also includes handsome number of standard UI component out-of-the-box. An added advantage is, Web Apps developed with Sencha Touch have an ability to match standards of Native Mobile Apps.
  8. 8. Xamarin Xamarin powerful cross platform for mobile app development based on C# an generally used for iOS and Android. Xamarin is the only IDE that allows native iOS, Android and Windows within Microsoft Studio. As it executes code within .Net framework at runtime, before compiling, to call native API's in either iOS and Android. This plaform is best suited for application that has mass access like Baking or Government Apps and has proved to be versatile and adaptive. Xamarin has 7 products which can be best utilized as per need of you application and functionality you need in your mobile apps.
  9. 9. Adobe Air AdobeAir, a cross platform runtime system mainly delveoped for Rich Internet Application that can run on desktop or on mobile devices. AdobeAir allows mobile apps developers to use Apache Flex Enterprise application framework that provides it's own UI. Mobile Apps developed using AdobeAir can have rich media such as games that need flash and can also be used to get desktop like display.
  10. 10. MoSync MoSync is FOSS cross-platform mobile application development SDK which is based upon Common Programming Standards. An open source SDK for mobile application development integrated with Eclipse Development Environment. Native mobile apps can be produced for multiple platforms using C/C++ and HTML 5 scripting. It also offers integrated compilers, libraries, runtime user interfaces, and many other useful tools to develop versatile mobile apps.
  11. 11. RhoMobile RhoMobile is formerly known as Rohdes Framework, which is Ruby based open-source framework owned by Mororola that uses MVC pattern. This framework allows to write code once and the same code can be used to build mobile apps for other major platforms, so is to take full advantage of native apps. Cloud code hosting RhoHub is used and while for standalone server RhoSync is used in order to add rich experience to developer. It also comes with greater compatibility of advanced features of mobile gadgets.
  12. 12. Get more details about Mobile App Development on http://www.aceinfoway.com/services/mobile-apps/

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