Top Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Development Tools

Application market depends on the availability of latest and sophisticated tools and technologies for development. With the expansion of the market, developers must begin to launch their apps across multiple platforms to enhance application usability or number of application users. However, one can only imagine the time taken to develop different apps for different platforms. It would also require developers to equip themselves with knowledge about different programming languages. However, with the upcoming of cross platform development tools, developers can now be relieved as they can save both on development time and efforts.

In this blog-post I will be giving you a gist of top cross-platform mobile development tools.

Mobile Apps ToolsXAMARIN 2.0

This tool is for developers, who have advanced further in the development arena. It is a C# based platform which is used for cross-platform development for two major platforms, iOS and Android. The code is executed on a .Net framework prior to compilation. It then returns the standard code for iOS and Android. This gives a great deal of convenience to teams working on large projects,

PHONEGAP

It is one of the most popular cross-platform development tools. PhoneGap, also known as Apache cordova) enables developers, having less of server-side language knowledge, utilize their front-end experience. With PhoneGap being in the development arena for a while and more, it has advanced and included new features required by developers. This free and open-source tool provides a whole library of plugins. Developers must closely observe performance metrics as hybrid apps struggle more in comparison to native ones.

APPCELERATOR

Who hasn’t heard about this cross-platform mobile apps development tool which provides JavaScript API along with native UI features! Mobile apps development team codes the JavaScript, and Appcelerator’s framework functions in the native UI elements, enhancing application performance. JavaScript standardizes development across platforms. With Appcelerator programmers can avail of additional features including Baas (Backend-as-a-service) and analytics.

RHOMOBILE

The integrated framework of this technology makes use of Ruby to create apps that work on different platforms. It is not only useful for experienced but also for amateur developers. With additional features such as RhoHub and RhoSync, developers can gain additional value for their apps.

UNITY

Unity is a cross-platform development tool used for mobile apps development. It seamlessly blends a game engine and an integrated development environment. It is one of the most popular development tools which help developers make use of C#, UnityScript, or Boo (Python). With a strong graphics engine, Unity targets a number of APIs to enhance the end user experience.

SENCHA

This framework is used for building web apps that are akin to native apps. It can be used alone or with PhoneGap. Sencha uses HTML5 and gives developers access to device-level APIs which are otherwise not accessible by web apps. However, mobile apps development team must be sure that their JavaScript is strong.

There are a number of development tools available and continuous exploration can help developers find the right tools for their mobile apps development project. With trend inclining towards HTML5 apps, developers should estimate more of front-end based frameworks. Developers or programmers must regularly check forums for reviews from other developers and stick to one tool, just as the saying goes -Be the master of one, than being jack of all!

About Author:

With blogging experience in various fields of technology, Michael Waugh has gained impressive knowledge about Mobile Application Development. Currently he is associated with Potenza Global Solutions, a top-notch IT company that deals with various Mobile Apps.

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