The trends in mobile applications development have changed at a rapid pace with so much of improvements as well as modifications in the operating systems. Also emerging platforms for mobile applications have made it difficult for a single operating system.
All the applications need to get live with each and every operating system as there has been Smartphone and tablets that support different operating systems. Comparison between native and cross platform development schemes, both have their own pros and cons, but the important thing to observe here is the future market these app development methods can capture.
The upcoming cross platform methods for mobile apps development have given fortified results on Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry as well. At the same time, native methods are always the first priority in order to deliver efficient, successful and high-end app.
Some reasons that reveal that mobile application development market is going to be captured significantly by cross platform tools within short duration are mentioned below. They depict the concrete scenarios where cross platform can give better results than conventional native app development methods.
Cheaper Cost: Foremost Priority
One of the most important reasons for more companies to creep into cross platforms development tools is the expenses. There is significant amount of cost reduction while developing applications with these tools. Native apps take longer duration to pass each phase of development life cycle.
Other than this there are expenses that need to be incurred on materials, tools, resources and devices to develop an app with respect to native application development methodologies. Also small scale mobile apps development companies need to cut out project expenses and deliver apps with maximum profits. Thus cross platform helps them gain profits and also ease finance issues associated with the mobile application development.
Manageable Resource Availability
There are continuous migrations in IT sector of resources in order to sustain, survive and succeed. Cross platform development techniques includes HTML5, CSS and other basic understanding of scripts and coding. Finding such a resource might not be as hard as getting an Android or iOS developer. This acts as a boon in disguise while employing cross platform techniques for your business.
Also PhoneGap and other tools have successfully penetrated in the market and given best results with some of the applications. So there are incremental chances of more professionals being familiar with it. Also, the pay-scale to be offered is not as high as offered to iOS or Android app developers. Thus resource management will become easy and there are brighter chances of building a career or business with cross platform tools.
Improved Tools: Better Functionality
With the progress in development and acceptance in the market for cross platform mobile applications development, there has been constant improvisation in these tools. Some of the upcoming tools like Corona Labs, DHTMLx touch, and SENCHA touch can be used to create highly professional apps across all the platforms.
Testing was a big challenge before developers while developing an application using such cross platform tools. But over the period of time, they have tried to overcome these defects and built tools that provide highly reliable and efficient apps. There is always a functionality check for such tools which can monitor performance.
There is continuous reinforcement of utilities in these platforms which has given a completely new direction to mobile application development. With such rapid rate of progress that it has, the day is not far when there will be more and more apps launched across multiple platforms by using these tools. Thus it can be predicted that Cross Platforms are the future of mobile app development.