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Published on August 5th, 2019 | by Merry Waren

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Top 7 Amazing Cross-Platform Tools For Mobile Developers

Our entire life from contacts to communication to social attachment to birthdays gets summed up on the small devices known as mobile phones. It is a harsh truth that any one of us can’t imagine there lives without smartphones. The best part is that whatever is not on the smartphone can be downloaded from the app store of the phone. Now, this has added to the demand-based developmnet trend in app developmnet domain. That’s one of the reasons why cross-platform app development and cross-platform app developer are in demand.

However, choosing the right platform for development is crucial for a cross-platform app developer. Because, if you are missing on an app for major platforms like Android and iOS then you are losing the majority of your traffic and users.

So, if you are a cross platform app developer and are looking to make effective your developmnet process then here we have brought something for you. Take a look at the top 7 amazing cross-platform tools for mobile developers that would help you in development those fantastic cross-platform apps.

Ionic

Within a few years, Ionic has established itself as the leader in the hybrid or cross-platform development. In addition to being fairly easy to use and learn. It also offers a library of optimized HTML, CSS and javascript CSS components, gestures and tools. It works smoothly and efficiently with pre-defined components.

The best part about ionic is that it provides all the functionalities and libraries which can be found in native mobile development SDKs. Well might sound a little too obvious but it’s a great feature. With this feature when developers develop their application on ionic they are allowed to access all the native functions of the device including a camera, context, databases, etc. Apart from this ionic provides custom components and methods for interacting with them. So with such vast features which will easily help the developer develop a cross-platform.

Jquery Mobile

Jquery mobile is built as an extension to already popular javascript. It’s not a big surprise that jquery mobile is also used as a popular mobile platform development tool. Owing to its simplicity jquery mobile is a great mobile development framework to create a cross-platform app for both android, ios, desktop, tablet or any other device. It is built on top of the solid jquery and jquery UI foundation. This makes it a great framework to develop apps for mobile and web. This allows developers to develop seamless, user-friendly and unique interface experience loaded apps. A great thing about jquery is that rather than focussing on the design of the app it focuses on the performance and the functionality of the application. Thus, this is a must-try platform for every cross-platform mobile app developer.

Xiamen

It was introduced in 2011 and through the mono framework to communicate with the API (application program interface). It comes with the shared C sharp codebase. This makes it a great development platform for the developers well versed in using C sharp. The C sharp codebase allows developers to write applications for android, ios, and the windows. What more does a developer need when it is getting a whole package. The best part is that it allows the developers to test their finished application directly in the cloud while monitoring them for bugs and errors.

Appcelerator

Appcelerator is another famous platform that develops application based on javascript and runs them on the native platform using its titanium SDK. This cross-platform development platform focusses on producing the native application. It has achieved amazing heights in the market and offers over 5000 APIs for Ios, Android, Windows, Blackberry, and HTML5. Appcelerator is known for its performance and extensive features set than for ease of use. This is probably the best platform for beginners and learners.

Phone Gap

Designed by Nitobi under apache Cordova. Phone Gap is a combination of a vast number of components and features that not only allows the developer to create their apps. This platform makes use of HTML, CSS, and javascript to develop the application. It also packed the application making it portable and release it to multiple cross-platform app stores. It can also extend the features of HTML and Javascript to create an app with a native look and feel. The platform is extensively supported by Cordova and it provides a set of javascript APIs that allows the app to access the native functions such as camera, compass, context, and even GPS. It also supports multiple operating systems such as ios, android, web os, blackberry and many more.

React Native

React Native separates itself from the rest of the platform and frameworks on this list by shifting its focus on creating hybrid to an actual native application. React native was designed on heels of react by facebook and it stemmed from their app manager app. It comes with a fast development cycle and declarative self-contained UI components while retaining the speed and feel of native apps. The app backend is written, developed and run in javascript while the UI is fully native. This provides the developers a chance to maintain the native feel and at the same time easily develop an application using javascript.

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