The process of mobile application development across the world encounters one common problem, which is choosing the right platform for development of the mobile application. There are many options available because of multiple mobile platforms, the best is perhaps cross-platform mobile development. In the current competitive world, one cannot stick to a single platform, as mobile apps supporting multiple platforms have become the demand of the present era.
Cross-platform mobile app development involves developing the mobile application in one common language and the end code could be then seamlessly imported in multiple platforms. Hiring cross-platform app development company for the development of your mobile app is a way to reach out to the larger market along with saving time and money.
There has been a rising demand for development and deployment of app and it is only going to increase in the coming years. The requirement to develop and deploy more apps would mean that cross-Platform mobile app development would be in high demand. As per the reports the cross-platform mobile app development is having an annual compound growth rate of 38%, which would mean reaching $4.8 billion level by the year 2017. The demand for enterprise mobility solutions and enterprise app development would also increase and around 20 million enterprise apps would be developed by 2018.
The mobile app development tools plays an eminent part in the process of mobile app development. As per the current report the top 10 enterprise Cross-platform mobile app development tools are Xamarin, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, iFactr, Kony, SAP, Alpha Software, 5App, FeedHenry and Sencha.
Benefits of hiring Cross-Platform Mobile Development Company
Hiring a Cross-platform mobile development company will bring you with multiple benefits.
- Cost effective
- Apps would be Enterprise ready
- Reaching out to a wider market
- Single time development
- User of every mobile platform would be able to use the application
- Support provided for different languages
Technologies to look for :
Cross-platform mobile app development is not as simple as it sounds. Developing a versatile cross-platform mobile app requires knowledge skills and experience. When you partner with a Cross-platform mobile app development company, the experience and expert resources works towards the development of flawless application which will provide the users with a smooth experience. More over the process of cross-platform mobile app development is cost-effective and delivered within the given time frame.
A cross-platform mobile development company works on the following:
- Adobe Flex mobile development kit
- Titanium Appcelerator
- HTML5/ CSS3 development
- Sencha touch
- JQuery mobile
- Knockout JS
- The most eminent Cross-Platform mobile app frameworks are PhoneGap, Rhomobile and Titanium.
PhoneGap App Development
- Accessing the native apps
- Multi-platform deployment of the apps
- Benefiting from the PhoneGap built
- Implementing PhoneGap plug-in
Rhomobile App Development
One of the most used cross-platform mobile app development tool used for development of mobile app for iPhone, Android, RIM, Symbian and windows mobile. The features of Rhomobile are:
It is an open source copy based framework
RhoHub which helps in hosting of the development environment
RhoSync which is a standalone server that helps in keeping the data intact in the user’s mobile device
The components of RhoSync are framework synchronization, RESt API, administration web console and presence of asynchronous job system.
Presence of APIs which help in accessing the native functionality of the device
Presence of language-OS bridge for compiling the web codes
The run time shell for packaging the application for cross-platform distribution
Mobile App Usage Stats 2015
According to a leading mobile analytics firm, mobile app usage continued to see significant growth year on year, with overall mobile app usage up by 72.5%. Top mobile app categories including shopping, utilities & productivity and messaging also saw more than 300% growth. With 51% of time spent on mobile devices in comparison to 42% on desktops / laptops by end users in United States, global companies are partnering mobile app development companies to build mobile apps, which keep them ahead of curve.
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