With constant upgradation in mobile technology and innovation of new features embedded into OS, there are plenty of new OSes that wax and wane. How do you choose which operating system to develop for that would sustain for at least a few years? Obviously, it is not possible to develop for all the devices and platforms available in the market. However, it is possible to develop for some important platforms while eliminating the platforms that are not so significant according to its user statistics.
How to develop for multiple platforms?
Cross-platform mobile app development has not been so accurate. In fact, many companies tend to compromise on one platform to develop for a significant another; or worse is to burn serious resources to develop for multiple platforms, as building one application that runs on a multiple platform with minimal code changes is a technical holy grail.
However, in this article, we will discuss some of the tools and technology combinations that help us make the difficult job simple without involving or wasting too many resources. Out of many tools that claim to help in cross-platform mobile app development, here are some of the latest and the best ones:
Sencha Touch 2:
Sencha needs to be installed on your computer running on Windows, Mac or Linux OS. It can be availed free of cost under Open source license. Avail OEM license by paying nominal fees.
It uses Jquery Mobile as its base. Tiggzi is a drag and drop tool for developing cross platform mobile apps. You can add buttons, menu and standard icons for quick creation of User Interface and bind events and corresponding actions to them. Tiggzi allows development for iOS, Android and other mobile web.
There are plenty other tools in the market that assist you in cross platform mobile app development in just a matter of a few clicks. However, in terms of technology, .Net and C# is the best combination. Often overlooked in mobile app development section, these two technologies have a potential to create apps that can run natively on iOS and Android.
Developers struggle to build an application that would run on multiple platforms. For which, they share code across different platforms to gain “write once, run anywhere” solutions; however, this will result in distorted User Interface. .Net and C# are powerful technologies that have evolved over years. Its combination not only does allow to share a large subset of application’s code without compromising on User Interface, but it also provides better performance as it is known to provide support for things like asynchronous programming and memory management features that make them a developer’s great companion.