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Cross platform mobile app development

Cross-platform application development has emerged as a way in which software can be built on numerous platforms (for example for both iPhone apps and Android apps). This approach allows developers to create a single codebase that can be used for different platforms, eliminating the need to recreate the same app for each specific environment. This powerful concept is done by the usage of web development languages – HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – which serve as the building blocks for creating cross-platform applications.

React Native

A notable example of cross-platform applications developed by Facebook is React Native. This framework capitalizes on web development technologies like JavaScript, but it does not run on a web browser. Unlike traditional web-based technologies, React Native runs on a native application. This fusion of web and mobile technologies empowers developers to create apps that not only perform very well but also offer a native-like user experience on both iOS and Android platforms. In essence, these platforms help developers create a single codebase that can be used across various platforms. However, it's important to note that while cross-platform frameworks offer many incredible advantages, they do have some negatives that follow along. Native apps, built specifically for a particular platform, often have an advantage in terms of performance and access to platform-specific features.


Flutter, created by Google, helps create apps that work on both iPhones and Android phones, like a universal language for apps. It uses a special language called Dart to make these apps. Flutter lets developers use just one set of instructions to make apps for both iPhones and Android phones. This saves a lot of time and effort. Flutter, however, takes a bit of time to get used to. Also, while Flutter makes apps look and work well on both iPhones and Android phones, some super special things that work only on one kind of phone might be a little different.

Hybrid App Development

Another type of platform that performs similar qualities is Hybrid App Development. This platform also uses HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. One main example is Apache Cordova (formerly known as PhoneGap). This application provides a bridge between web technologies and native device features. Meaning developers can access functionalities like cameras, accelerometers, and geolocation through JavaScript APIs. Another popular framework is Ionic, which utilizes AngularJS to create visually appealing and interactive hybrid apps.However, unlike native applications that are optimized for specific operating systems and devices, hybrid apps do not achieve the same level of performance. Hybrid apps can sometimes face challenges in achieving a completely consistent user experience across different platforms, as they still rely on platform-specific web views.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cross platform mobile app development involves creating applications that can run on multiple operating systems, such as iOS and Android, using a single codebase.

We conduct thorough testing on various devices and use performance optimization techniques to ensure the app runs smoothly across all platforms.

The development timeline for a cross-platform mobile app can vary based on the app's complexity, features, and design requirements.

Our process includes requirement analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, and post-launch support.

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