Cross Platform Tools
With the rise of various mobile ecosystems, building applications for each device--iPhone, Android, blackberry and more requires different frameworks and languages. Platform fragmentation also poses a serious challenge to brands with a need for mobile marketing strategy as they have to create multiple native applications to reach out to wider range of devices and users. The number of variables to consider when developing a mobile application is astounding–from screen size to operating system. Fortunately, there are a number of tools to help us solve the problem of developing for multiple platforms by enabling app development for all major smart phones & tablets from a single source code. With our experience in developing cross platform development, we can guide our clients in making the right choice for making a cross platform app.
More devices, Less Code
With a correct choice of cross platform technology, one can develop and deploy apps across more devices with a single codebase. These are true native device applications (not mobile web apps) which work with synchronized local data and take advantage of device capabilities such as GPS, contacts,camera, native mapping, push, alerts and calendar.
Speed to Market & Long Term Maintenance Costs
Since cross-platform mobile applications originate from a single codebase, the development time is considerably reduced thus shortening the timeline for the whole project. Having a single codebase also reduces the cost to maintain the applications. You don't need to have staff for each individual platform. Instead, resources working on the shared codebase can cover all target platforms. Having a single codebase also reduces long term maintenance costs. You no longer need to have bug tracking for X number of codebases, and do not need to maintain a larger staff to support each platform. Did I also mention that you have one codebase to maintain?