Are you looking for mobile apps for your business and inclined towards cross-platform mobile development? You must be wondering if it is the right choice or native mobile app development could be a better way. To clear everything about cross-platform mobile app development, it is very essential to know the current market position that cross-platform mobile development holds in the present mobile development industry.
There are numerous blogs written by different technical writers and business analyst on topics like PhoneGap, Xamarian, RAD Studio, RhoMobile, icenuim, Appmethos, Appcelerators and many more topics. Top companies like facebook and linkedin have used cross platform app development for mobility. This definitely makes us believe that cross-platform mobile development is the demand for the present generation of mobile development.
Cross-platform has gained this position based on the benefits that it possesses in comparison to its competitors. The foremost benefit is saving time which is achieved through the implementation of one code base for different operating system like iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and many more. The technologically advanced tools for developing hybrid apps have addressed the issues like low performance and less usage of native functionality of the mobile devices.
What are the limits of cross-platform mobile app development?
The limitation of cross-platform is still not known by the developers. As per the report published by Research and Market, a market research store the market of cross-platform mobile app development has been diminishing owing to a number of factors. One of the foremost reasons had been the growing demand of the native app among the developers. The inclination of the developers towards the native app is mainly challenges in regards to the web technologies and access to the device level functionalities.
The next reason for the diminishing value of cross-platform development platform is the reducing level of productivity return. This factor has been cited in regards to the feedback received from the developers about gaining less efficiency with the implementation of cross-platform. The drop in the productive level has observed in comparison to the previous year.
Some more facts about cross-platform mobile development
To add to this I have some more facts about cross-platform mobile development for you. As per the report, most of the developers remain faithful to one app store. The report by the appFigure blog spot further states that 272,000 developers targets the iOS app store and 293, 000 developers works in the Google play store that is Android centric. The percentages of developers who target both the app store were around 11%, amounting to around 58,000 developers. What we can conclude from this report is the fact that developers prefer to stick to a single platform.
There has been report penned with the title “How to build a hybrid app that performs like a native”. What I could gather from such attractive title is that making a hybrid app to perform like a native app is possible. Vendors have made numerous numbers of performance claims made for hybrid app performs like a native app, but the supporting documentations are very less.