Being into mobile app development the biggest confusion spread among the business owners is: Which platform to choose?
The biggest problem is which development is to be chosen so that it can help them to get maximum exposure and business gains so forth.
Well, if you go for native app development you need to have a lofty finding backing you up and if you choose a responsive development then you app is abstained from using core device functionalities.
This is why hybrid apps came into picture which lets you have the best of both the worlds.
1) Apache Cordova/PhoneGap
It was developed by Nitobi as PhoneGap, later it was given to the Apache Software Foundation and hence its name was changed to “Apache Cordova”.
The icing on the cake is that this is an open source software and hence it saves you the extra cost paid for purchasing the license of the platform
It allows you to leverage native app functionality and helps you to gain visibility on app stores which is also not covered under the scope of a responsive web application.
This platform works on a plugin architecture, wherefore it allowed modular extension of native APIs.
Apart from this there are ample lot of plugins offered by this platform which helps you to enable to get a wide range of functionalities without devoting time on something which is very common.
2) Appcelerator Titanium
If you need to save your time and resources you can opt for Appcelerator Titanium and it creates incredible Android and iOS apps by reusing a minimum 60% of the code for creating each distinct app for a separate platform.
Further, being an open-source tool you can easily get a lot of technical support from a vast community of developers who share their reviews and finding about the platform which helps you attain proper functionality.
4) Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is another HTML5 based mobile app development framework for building web app that gives user experience just like a native application. If you wish to use Sencha Touch you can easily use it along with the Apache Cordova(also known as PhoneGap) or along with native package of Sencha which packs the application in a container which gives native feel and enable it to select device level functionalities which is not covered by regular web applications.
There are several inter-operable products which are built from “Sencha Architect” which is an HTML5 based visual builder and offers Touch Charts for visualizing data. Apart from this it offers Sencha Eclipse Plugin for IDE integration and another one is the Sencha Space for rendering secure deployment of enterprise app.
There are a lot of things which you can get from Sencha such as MVC style architecture, extensible APIs, a wholesome library comprising of user interface elements and also UI themes.
5) Unity 3D
Unity 3D is an incredible tool to develop high end graphical games or simply you can count on this tool to develop websites with high end graphics.
It is a cross platform app development tool which extends its limits beyond translation. You can leverage languages such as Boo, Unity Script or C# for developing your code, but simultaneously you can make them work on numerous platforms such as iOS, Windows, Android, PlayStation, Linux, Web and Xbox.
After distributing your games to all the platform you can leverage this cross platform tool to reach to all the app stores, social market and even find out what your users are up to via analytical tools provided by it.
At a glance!
Developing an app which runs on various mobile platforms such as Android and iOS is not an easy task as it is not just writing a code and then translating it for specific platforms.
Cross platform development tool help in reducing the hassle and on the top of it they reduce a considerable amount of time and resources consumed while developing apps for different mobile platform. However, you need to match the UI so as to update the system. As there are a lot of tweaks which are required in order deliver platform specific delivery on devices which have different operating styles and functionality.