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A simple guide on the cross-platform development tools

By Bruce Wilson posted Thu January 23, 2020 03:25 AM

  

In the modern era of the digital world, everything is centered on the mobile phone. With the help of mobile apps, you can target a large audience across the world.

 Nevertheless, creating mobile applications for numerous operating systems are not that simple as it seems. You will need to create several different applications for numerous time using multiple tools and technologies. But, the means of creating apps is expensive and time-consuming. In such a condition, the cross-platform application development tools are the exclusive easiest way to obtain help. 

Native apps

The native app is specially designed for a particular operating system. If you are a developer of iOS, you need to write down the applications in Objective-C. The android developers write these apps in Java or Kotlin.  For cross-platform mobile development, the developers of iOS adopt Apple's Xcode. But, the developers of the android applications most commonly seek assistance from Android studio. They use it as their main Integrated Development Environment.

Native Cross-platform tools

This is the most efficient cross-platform application development tool to rely on. With this specific app, you just have to write the code for once. After that, just translate it into native code of several OS, it enables you to publish the applications in an extremely less effort into several platforms.

 The native cross-platform tools are a perfect example of the combination app of native and hybrid apps. Similar to the hybrid apps, it allows you to re-access the written codes. On the other hand, with this app, you are getting a modified performance of the native apps.

Web Apps

These are the most common apps that help in cross-platform mobile development. The work operations of this app are preserved on the servers. After that, the users need to load the app and can see the contents of the very tool by a browser alliance.

These web apps are no doubt great to access for cross-platform application development. But, in some cases, they have their drawbacks too. The first among all the downsides are: to run these web apps on mobile or other handy devices, the users would need internet connectivity. The common reason behind this issue is that the content of the apps is not loaded in the device. Apart from this, another severe downside includes: These web apps are not available in the mobile app store. Thus, the users may find great difficulty to find and install them.

Hybrid cross-platform mobile apps

      The hybrids cross-platform tools are the improved version of web apps. These apps are mainly written in using JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS. All the drawbacks of the web apps are solved here, these apps can be easily found from the mobile app store. Besides the advantage of easy availability, these apps do not require an internet connection to run on the devices.

Cross-platform application development saves a lot of your time and effort of learning different programming languages. Moreover, it offers you to sync all your code updates with different OS.

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