Cross Platform Mobile App Development: Utilization Of HTML5 And Other Tools

cross platform mobile developmentThe rate of Mobile app development has grown exponentially since Apple launched its platform. However, the tremendous growth of the Android platform in the last one year, has put developers in a dilemma should an app development company creates apps for iPhone first or Android first?

The different mobile platforms include iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. With no end to technological innovation, developers face a daily challenge to develop apps for various platforms. Gone are the days when companies were able to choose either iPhone or Android platform for building their apps.

There are numerous Smart mobile devices available in the market, and it takes lot of effort to write applications for each device. The diversity of these devices poses a challenge for businesses wanting to create custom mobile applications. Each competing device type requires a different set of tools and programming skills. Each supported platform will multiply the cost of developing custom mobile applications.

With so many mobile platforms, each with a different UI, many people are looking at Cross platform Mobile apps that run on more than one platform. It would be so much easier if we could write once and run anywhere. Cross platform development is the answer to all the woes of developers.

Cross platform mobile app development offer an excellent alternative to ignoring one mobile OS in favor of another or, developing different version of apps for different platforms. Earlier, it was not feasible for developers, to maintain separate code-bases for each version of apps. However, advances in HTML5 have made it sure that a single code-base can run on all major mobile platforms. Today, developers can use HTML5 to build cross platform mobile applications.

Now you can create apps with the help of the following Cross platform app development tools:

  • RhoMobile
  • PhoneGap
  • Appcelerator
  • MoSync

The above tools allow you to write a mobile app once and then deploy it to a range of mobile devices. These tools are great resources for companies seeking to reach a wide audience.
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