Top 5 Tools To Consider For Cross Platform Mobile Apps

Top 5 Tools To Consider For Cross Platform Mobile AppsDoes your app support multipleplatforms? This is a common question in the mind of every user before wanting to use your app! Because by focusing on building native apps, you could be missing out millions of other users on other platforms. And that’s the biggest advantage of cross platform apps. Having an app built across multiple platforms saves time, facilitates code reusability, fast and easy development, greater market reach, reduced cost and much more.

As the mobile app industry is experiencing huge growth, it’s important to find the right tools to deploy mobile apps acrossmultiple platforms. Hence, we’ve picked up the top 5 tools that will help you build awesome hybrid apps.

1.     Xamarin

Xamarin has been leading the pack of cross platform solutions for mobile apps. With the release of Xamarin 6 just 3 days ago, it has become more promising with new features to work more productively. It lets you develop apps in iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps using a single shared c# codebase. It includes a free trial option, app store delivery, and performance testing, monitoring and live online classes. Microsoft, Salesforce, Samsung and Bosch are some of the big brands that are its clients.

2.     PhoneGap

Owned and open sourced by Adobe, PhoneGap is one of the most popular tools for building cross platform mobile apps. Previously known as Apache Cordova, PhoneGap is a simple tool where developers can easily translate from HTML5, CSS and Javascript. It supports iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, Bada, Symbian and Tizen. It also allows you to share your app among your team for better opinions, reviews and validate scope for improvements. They also offer a cloud solution that builds your apps directly.

3.     Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch is a HTML 5 mobile app framework that helps you build hybrid apps with the look and feel of native apps. It’s best suited for complex web applications. Because of its HTML5 approach, it’s highly flexible and compatible across different devices. It helps you handle complex web applications.. It highly supports animations, touch events and has a high learning curve when compared to other web frameworks..

4.     Corona
If you’re looking out to build free gaming apps on multiple platforms, then Corona SDK is the right tool for you. It allows you to create 2D games and apps with real time testing and built-in monetization. It’s another powerful and robust tool helping you build apps 10 times faster. Corona is based on lua and so it is simple and easy to learn. It has a well supported community with a comprehensive API and it requires less code to implement any functionality.

5.     Ionic
Ionic is an open source SDK for HTML 5 mobile app development framework explicitly for building hybrid apps. It allows users to create their own apps and customize them for Android or iOS and deploy using Cordova. Ionic is embedded with many default CSS and JavaScript components and because of this, it’s the favorite of developers.  Because of its high compatibility with AngularJS, you share the benefits of Angular JS. Also, you get a better code structure which is quite manageable and convenient.

To stay connected on multiple platforms and attract wide range of users has never become easier than before. Both big companies and SMBs have realized the importance of cross platform tools in extending their businesses. While there are plenty of tools available in the market, picking up the right tool that suits your app requirement is the key.