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Cross Platform App Development Tools In 2016

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Recently market for cross platform development of mobile applications has escalated. Read why to prefer multi-platform environment for building mobile app for your business.

Top 5 Cross Platform Mobile Application Development Tools - App Industry Insights. While smartphones are ubiquitous, mobile apps have taken the center stage among technologists, enterprises and everyday users.

Top 5 Cross Platform Mobile Application Development Tools - App Industry Insights

Over the past few years, more than 75% of the world’s population has shifted their needs and luxuries to Android and iPhone, which has indeed driven the interests of most businesses to provide services and products through personalized mobile apps. Exclusive Bonus: Download the PDF guide to Cross Platform App Development Tools With the aim of providing convenience to consumers and consequently improving business processes, companies today focus on creating the most effective and easy-to-use applications on smartphones. However, choosing to build between an Android app or iPhone app is still a concern for many. There’s no easy choice between the two as both the platforms are excellent for similar and different reasons.

Tool 1: Sencha Tool 2: PhoneGap Also known as Apache Cordova, PhoneGap holds a top position among the app developers. Tool 3: Appcelerator (Titanium) Native Cross-Platform Mobile Architecture. A quick look at multi-architecture, multi-platform mobile app development frameworks - Open Source For You. The article presents an overview of multi-architecture, multi-platform mobile application development frameworks and then takes a look at appEZ, which, as its website proudly declares, is “Ridiculously easy mobile app building for non-programmers.”

A quick look at multi-architecture, multi-platform mobile app development frameworks - Open Source For You

The pace at which the mobile is changing people’s life styles is accelerating. The emerging challenge for enterprise applications is to be available and accessible over diverse mobile platforms. Multi-architecture (flexibility to support native, hybrid and Web mobile applications) and multi-platform (Android, iOS, WP, etc) support is the imperative expectation for any mobile application development tool/framework. Along with cross-platform support, such a framework is also expected to help mobile applications cover platform-specific diverse form factors. Such diversity among mobile devices and the rich feature support in HTML/CSS have resulted in mobile hybrid applications being a preferred implementation approach.

Figure 3: appEZ components. Ten of the Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools for Enterprises - App Industry Insights. Over the last year or so the market for enterprise-ready mobile cross platform development has begun to take-off.

Ten of the Best Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools for Enterprises - App Industry Insights

Large and medium sized companies are increasingly adapting to the mobile world and realising the need to offer tablet and smartphone access to their line-of-business apps, as well as the benefit of rolling out their own enterprise-to-customer apps. The need for the ability to rapidly develop and deploy apps at scale means cross platform development tools will only become more and more important over the coming years.

Exclusive Bonus: Download the PDF guide to Cross Platform App Development Tools IDC forecasts the market for such development platforms will see a compound annual growth rate of over 38% reaching $4.8 billion by 2017 and Gartner expects over 20 million enterprise apps to be developed by 2018. This value is evident in the growing number of investments and acquisitions in the enterprise mobile development space. Xamarin A tutorial on using Xamarin’s platform. 3 hottest cross-platform mobile dev IDEs. Companies have done some experimentation with mobile, many using PhoneGap to create quick, cross-platform solutions.

3 hottest cross-platform mobile dev IDEs

The result: PhoneGap is good, but not great. For this reason, companies are looking for a solution that provides clear direction on how to leverage cross-platform development in a post-PhoneGap world. The problem with cross-platform support The number of mobile platforms that need supporting is now down to three: Android, iOS, and HTML5. Sorry, Microsoft and BlackBerry, your days are long gone, and, Tizen, we barely knew you. Download ReportForrester: How to Build High-Performance Mobile Apps For many years, there has been an increasing number of software companies looking for a silver-bullet solution that gives a delivery team the tools needed to build apps for any platform in one integrated development environment, or IDE. The problems became apparent when building complex apps. Hot tool #1: Xamarin. Forbes Welcome. Benefits of Multi-Platform Development Tools For Enterprise Apps. Adoption of BYOD strategy in enterprises is emerging at a rapid pace and as more mobile devices are added to the enterprise network, its essential to bring them all on the same platform.

Benefits of Multi-Platform Development Tools For Enterprise Apps

With the variety of devices, OS and networks, a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform comes to the rescue of managing this highly fragmented market for Businesses. It provides a comprehensive, long-term approach to deploying mobility in enterprises as compared to standalone business apps. Referring to our previous blog that provides an overview to the mobile enterprise application platform, this article highlights the comparison between the available Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms (MEAP), the challenges they create and the approaches companies can take today to accelerate and simplify development and deployment.