Cross Platform Mobile Development

Nowadays, Having mobile application for your growing business is more important than just having website version. It is estimated that at the end of 2019 there are 2.9 billion smartphone users in the world. Therefore, It is the direct way to connect this much of large group of people using smartphone application. There are three main smartphone operating systems which are iOS, Android, Windows Phone. For the application development in this different platform can cost you more penny. As what famous fashion designer Donna Karan, founder of DKNY said,

Every Problem has a Creative Solution

Cross Platform Mobile Application Development is the direct solution for this kind of platform diversity problems.

We at Fuzzy Cloud build a perfect and most efficient cross platform solutions for you highly engaged business.

So, There are lots of question raise on your lightning fast brain. Right?

Let’s make your concept clear!

Ø What is Cross Platform Mobile Development?

· In Simple Language, It refers to the development of mobile apps that can be used on multiple mobile platforms.

· Cross platform mobile development can either involve a company developing the original app on a native platform, which could be iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, or developing the original app in a singular environment for development that will then allow the app to be sent to many different native platforms.

It expected to cross $7.5 billion market of Cross Platform Mobile Development by end of 2018 and tools, which we use to make a cross platform apps, are on rise.

So like we all have some of our good and bad habits. Likewise Cross Platform Mobile Development has also some Pros and Cons.

Ø Pros and Cons

Pros:

1) Fast Development

Even inexperienced developers say that they were able to develop and finish an app in a matter of several days. Certainly, the shorter the development.

2) Low Development Cost

Customers does not need to spend their extra bucks on creating apps for different platform.

3) Direct Access to mobile hardware

Apps are agile in both video and audio processing, and are successfully used in developing complex mobile apps.

4) Developers need to create core of app and then tune functional and visual platform specifics separately.

5) Flexible UI/UX development.

Cons:

1) Firmware update may not include all supporting features

Whenever a mobile operating system receives a new update, the applications must also be updated to be compatible with the new system.

2) Slower Rendering time

Rendering times with cross-platform mobile development may be longer as each operating system needs a separate set of code.

3) Restrictive tools

In cross-platform frameworks, it becomes mandatory for developers to use tools and suites which are limited to the respective app. This leads compromising user preferences, and repeating a new cycle by learning to develop the same app from scratch.

So which are the best platforms, resources and tools to code for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more all at the same time?

We recommend several major cross platform tools,

1) Flutter

Flutter is Google’s mobile app SDK for crafting high-quality native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Hot Reload in milliseconds to paint your app to life. Use a rich set of fully-customizable widgets to build native interfaces in minutes. Quickly ship features with a focus on native end-user experiences. Layered architecture allows full customization, which results in incredibly fast rendering and expressive and flexible designs. Flutter’s widgets incorporate all critical platform differences such as scrolling, navigation, icons and fonts to provide full native performance on both iOS and Android.

2) Xamarin

Xamarin is a sound cross platform mobile development tool capable of recreating the very native feel and performance of iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Powered by .NET, this framework uses smart compilation that helps developers deliver 100% native code. As a result, any Xamarin-based app has native UI, and no performance limitations whatsoever.

3) React Native

React Native lets you build mobile apps using only JavaScript. It uses the same design as React, letting you compose a rich mobile UI from declarative components. With React Native, you don’t build a “mobile web app”, an “HTML5 app”, or a “hybrid app”. You build a real mobile app that’s indistinguishable from an app built using Objective-C or Java. React Native uses the same fundamental UI building blocks as regular iOS and Android apps. You just put those building blocks together using JavaScript and React. It lets you build your app faster. Instead of recompiling, you can reload your app instantly. With Hot Reloading, you can even run new code while retaining your application state. Give it a try — it’s a magical experience. It combines smoothly with components written in Objective-C, Java, or Swift. It’s simple to drop down to native code if you need to optimize a few aspects of your application. It’s also easy to build part of your app in React Native, and part of your app using native code directly — that’s how the Facebook app works.

There are other cross platform mobile development tools also in the market like Phonegap, Ionic, etc.

Here, I give you examples of some great apps which was built using cross platform tools.

- Alibaba — Flutter

- Google AdWords — Flutter

- Facebook Ads Manager — React Native

- Mix Radio — Xamarin

- Honeywell — Xamarin

Still having some confusion on mind then don’t hesitate to contact us and give your best shot to us.

Fuzzy Cloud will always be there for you.