Cross platform app development or hybrid mobile development is preferred by small and medium-sized businesses, whose business strategy includes multiple platforms. Cross platform mobile development is also preferred because its development time and cost are less than that of building native apps on android, iOS, windows and blackberry.
Cross-platform app development is best in case, when offline access of the app is not needed. This is a major difference between the native and cross platform apps. Rest cross platform apps can be published in the app stores like native. There are many tools, which are used to develop cross-platform apps including application development PhoneGap, Kony, Appcelerator, Sencha & Titanium etc. PhoneGap is considered as one of the best tools in cross-platform mobile development.
Small and medium-sized businesses often choose titanium as high-performance cross platform applications can be developed at a low cost, using titanium framework. Titanium app development is preferred by certain business verticals as it allows access to all the features of smartphones and tablets and many extensions are also available like paypal api and barcode scanner. Titanium considerably decreases the cost and time of building a flexible and interactive app.
How Mobile App Companies are Driving Digital Growth?
While all app categories grew in double digits, mobile app development companies USA and India are focusing on lifestyle, shopping, ecommerce, social and messaging apps. As per a recent survey, mobile shopping grew more than 235% and social apps grew more than 203%. Apps development companies in India are working more on B2C mobile apps and thus directly contributing to digital growth story.
On March 6, 2008 – Apple inc released a software development kit (SDK), which gave the ability to developers to develop mobile apps for iPhone operating system – iOS. It immediately picked up the momentum and iOS app development and app development companies were born. Today, iOS applications are known as the benchmark for mobile phones with billions of downloads every year.
Android is a mobile OS based on the Linux kernel. Google is driving the development of android, which is primarily designed for touchscreen devices / smart phones. The first android phone was launched in Oct 2008 and more than 25 billion android apps have been downloaded since then. With smart phone in almost every hand, android app development is necessity for growing businesses.
Windows mobile, a compact version of DOS – desktop operating system, has grown up as preferred mobile OS for global app development companies. With continuous updates and implementation of new functionalities, global businesses are adding up windows mobile apps as a part of their global mobile strategy. They have a clear saying "if you have users there, develop the app for it".
One of the top four mobile OS, Blackberry has millions of customers connected with its devices. As far as security is concerned, there are many enterprises, which rely on RIM fully. BlackBerry Bold, Curve, Storm and Pearl need custom applications to meet the demand of growing clients. Solutions like email, CRM, field service, messaging are in great demand globally.
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