When on one hand, iOS and Android have become most popular mobile operating systems, on the other hand, Windows 7 and BlackBerry are fighting to get recognized. While the operating systems of mobile devices are seeing ups and downs, what matters the most is: how do you choose between and omit the devices to develop for? However, it is much more difficult than it seems to be. When people have become mobile and technology savvy, it is important for an application developer to create an app which runs successfully throughout the different platforms and devices. No matter how crucial native app development is, people still prefer cross-platform apps which can work across several devices.
Because we have always been developing native apps, cross-platform mobile app development is not yet a ‘have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too’ solution for us. They are not yet totally perfect and thus it becomes difficult to deliver outstanding apps for cross-OS platforms. However, there are options where you can eliminate one OS for the another and develop a cross-platform app for three platforms instead of four. Well, that’s not at all bad idea.
Anyways, to develop a cross-platform apps, there are certain tools which can make the entire process easy and thus, I personally recommend these tools to you.
I guess, everything is conveyed just by the tagline of RhoMobile – “One codebase, every SmartPhone”. Rhodes is an open source, Rubu-based framework offered by PhoMobile, which enables you to develop native apps for a number of different SmartPhone operating systems like iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, RIM and more. You can write your code once, using this framework, as well as use it rapidly to develop great applications for several different SmartPhone devices. Moreover, RhoMobile also offers RhoHub and RhoSync, for developing environment and keeping data updated respectively on the user’s device.
No doubt, Cross-Platform app development is still not very easy. However, many efforts have been made to make this easily accessible, only because people’s device usage has shifted from desktops to tablets and SmartPhones. With different operating systems ruling different kinds of people, it has become necessary that your app is workable on multiple platforms. These tools will definitely help you develop great cross-platform mobile apps without hassles. Comment us if you know more such tools.