Whenever it’s about building a mobile app, one goes for native development. But with native app development comes a limitation that it is restricted to certain platforms, such as Android or iOS. On the other hand, cross-platform help you to develop software products or services for multiple platforms. This method of development has started gaining popularity in the last few years. The major benefit comes with the decision of choosing cross-platform development is the fact you can build an app for iOS, Android, and Windows simultaneously.
Now, if you are thinking that there must be a big difference between native and cross-platform that can be easily seen. Well, you’re right but wrong. If you use the correct tools and resources that no user would be able to tell the difference. Therefore, here I have compiled a list of some best tools that should be considered while developing a cross-platform app.
A Microsoft Visual Studios’ product Xamarin allows you to build apps for Windows, iOS, and Android. The fun fact here is that all the apps are built with Xamarin look but the look and feel are totally native. This is because Xamarin uses the native interfaces that are known to behave in a way a customer would expect them to. If you choose to build your app through Xamarin, then your app will get a platform-specific hardware boosts that help to achieve performance.
Since Kony Quantum has a visual canvas comprising pre-built components, it is considered as one of the easiest platforms to build a cross-platform app. Not just for the experienced ones, but Kony Quantum is also a perfect option for amateur developers. Along with building a cross-platform app, one can also enhance the skills on this platform through their guided tours. On Kony Quantum, it is easy to integrate data which eventually goes into a visual data map in order to enhance productivity.
An open-source product from JetBrains, IntelliJ IDEA is yet another popular cross-platform options available in the market for developers. It has tools and version controls that are needed to support an array of programming languages and frameworks, without even installing any plugin. IntelliJ IDEA is mainly used for Android development but as we are talking about, it can also be used to create cross-platform apps.
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Though these are the best cross-platform mobile development tools, but the list is not just restricted to these. Redhat, Alpha Software, Senta Ex JS, Mobincube, Qt, Corona, and Ionic are some more fairly popular cross-platform development tools for developers. For more such amazing posts, check out the blog section of Auxesis Infotech. They are one of the best developers that also write about topics related to designing and development.