10 Best Tools for Cross Platform Mobile App Development
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List of Tools for Multi Platform Mobile App Development

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Top X published date 14th February, 2018 Ariana Johnson

Mobile App Development

Mobile application development sector is booming every year with some of the most specific tools and the techniques. The boom in the development technology owes the gratitude to a number of elements, one prominent being the use of exceptional app development tools. These tools offer specific ways for developers to create the applications.

As the count of download reached to gazillions of applications every year, developers need to create new and creative apps with some innovative features to lure the customer in a very short period of time.

For each platform, developers need to create apps in a specific way and for the same, they need to use the best mobile app development technology. The number of these tools is as extensive as the number of developers in the market. Choosing the best tool specifically depends upon the kind of application to be developed.

And, for developers, it is important to consider a few questions, and the most important being, which tools have the flexibility to allow further changes in the app? Here are some of the most used and trending mobile development tools suggested by developers. Additionally, there are cross-platform tools also, which are changing the trends in development, almost 60% enterprises are using cross-platform development tools. These tools are mostly preferred as they create the application which can be run on multiple platforms.

Here is a List of Tools for Cross-Platform Mobile Development:

1. Xamarin

It is a cross-platform mobile development tool, which allows developers to create native Android, iOS, and windows based apps. It uses a single shared C# codebase to develop the multi-platform or hybrid app. The best thing is, Xamarin has its own interface development tools and online classes, so even a newbie can easily learn from the same. This tool is the most preferred mobile application development technology to create best applications.

2. Appcelerator

Another trending development tool which is used to develop iOS, Android, Blackberry, HTML5 and hybrid apps. Using single JavaScript code-base, it allows the developer to develop the app with real-time mobile analytics. Apps created by this tool are hardware-based and the data can be stored either in the device or over the cloud. It provides tools for rapid application development & a prototype can be built in lesser time with minimum efforts.

3. PhoneGap

This is a tool from the IT giant Adobe that can be used to develop iOS, Android, and Symbian platform based applications. This tool requires the knowledge of standard mobile app development languages such as HTML and JavaScript. It is a free and open-source framework.

4. Sencha

The latest version is Sencha Ext. JS 6 which allow developers to create their app in HTML5. The codes can then be converted by using Phone-Gap from Adobe. Developing the code in HTML5 helps the app to run on mobile devices and web browsers also. It can also be used to develop the code for large business applications with ease.

5. Monocross

This is a cross-platform development tool which can be used to develop amazing apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Webkit enabled devices. This mobile app development platform uses the app development languages like C#, Microsoft, .Net and MONO framework for creating a multi-platform supported app. This tool allows the developers to analyze many factors while developing the apps using a number of inbuilt development features.

6. Ionic

Being HTML5 development platform, Ionic helps developers to create apps for cross-platform devices i.e. hybrid applications. This technology has an open-source framework that not only allows developers but also to the users to contribute to the source code. The open-source SDK is a lot easier for beginners to learn and to contribute towards the source code development. Ionic offers the use of technologies like CSS, HTML5, and SASS.

7. SAP

One of the oldest players in the category of mobile app development tools. SAP offers cross-platform development tools allowing developers to use HTML5 for the app development. The company has allied with Cordova to give massive benefits to the developers. Cordova helps developers make user-centric mobile apps by customizing the features for the users.

8. Kony

This tool allows developers for cross-platform development. Kony’s mobile app development technology helps developers create engaging apps faster by customizing the codes as per the specific client requirements. Additional offerings include Kony visualizer, which integrates design capabilities into the development environment. Moreover, it allows developers to add cross-platform JavaScript codes.   

9. RhoMobile

It is a tool to create multi-platform native mobile applications. The app framework offers free eclipse plug-in, which developers can use to develop and debug applications. RhoMobile makes it easy to access offline data in order to test the app successfully. The plugin is one of the best offerings for the developers as it helps in coping with a number of development solutions.

10. Adobe Build

This is a cloud-based tool that developers can use along with Cordova and PhoneGap. The tool is used for code compilation making it easy for developers to add more to the quality of the delivery. The best thing about Adobe Build is that developers can work on any cross-platform app development project. Developers just need to have the knowledge of programming languages like CSS3, HTML5 as well as Java to get the best results.

The Upshot

The smartphone users are increasing at a massive rate, which will ultimately boost up the mobile app demands in the coming time. So, developers need to create apps quickly with some of the attractive attributes. These platforms help the developer to create an app in a short time period using the most exceptional mobile app development technology. Using these apps, it gets easy for developers to customize the app development in order to maximize the engagement on the application.

Ariana Johnson

Ariana Johnson

Ariana Johnson is currently covering the mobile app trends and sharing her pinpoint views over the recent mobile app news for MobileAppDaily. Apart from her passion for technology she also has a thing for cats, she even owns a Persian cat named ‘Lilly’.

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