There are certain prevailing conditions in the market that have compelled the developers to target and explore more than one platform for their applications. Out of many reasons, most importantly with the dire need of cashing in maximum attention towards their app and thereby maximize the scope of revenue generation, developers are today looking forward to produce multi-platform apps.
It simply means, writing a single codebase for apps that will eventually be used on different platforms that showcase unique principles and behaviour. While the developers have always viewed it as a complicated process to tweak codes for each native, the invention of effective cross platform methodologies and tools have well taken care of cross-formating apps by keeping the developers’ resources intact.
Let us explore some of the best cross platform tools that are available in the market and also explore the streamlined resources that they offer, that have made the developers’ life easy by reducing the cost and effort of developing apps.
1. AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime)
It is a cross-platform runtime for iOS and Android.
By acquiring PhoneGap, developers can work with device hardware features such as accelerometer, GPS/location, camera and sounds. PhoneGap also serves an Adobe AIR app and online training courses to help the developer access native API’s and build mobile apps on its own platform.
It is FOSS environment that allows developers to create apps for Android, Palm, Symbian, BlackBerry, iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices.
5. Intel App Framework