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Best Cross Platform Mobile App Development Tools

Published on 03 June 13
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The Mobile App Development sector has been booming and evolving tremendously for the past couple of years. The mobile sector did shift its focus from the single platform application development towards Cross Platform Mobile app development, which is more time efficient and cost effectively. The main aspect of Cross Platform app development is that a single code serves all mobile platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone using â java, vb.net, HTML5, etc. With the help of Cross Platform apps, the developer need not perform testing this application separate for each mobile platforms. Some of the benefits of the Multi-Platform app development are that the development cost is very low, re utilizing of the code, and easier launch of the application.


There are various tools used for Cross Platform App Development, and some of the top tools include the following â

  1. PhoneGap â The most popular and known Cross Platform app development tool and based on the FOSS framework that helps to develop mobile apps for platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Palm. The Framework utilizes languages like HTML and JavaScript, for the development of exceptional mobile apps.

  2. Appcelerator â One of the top rated and highly recommended cross platform tools and utilizes web development languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby and HTML. Appcelerator uses FOSS framework and provides Titanium Development Platform for native desktop, tablets, and mobile app development. The developer can customize various actions and functionalities and store data in the device, or within the cloud.

  3. RhoMobile Suite â One of the open-source framework, which is developed by Motorola for developing native applications that can run various OS like - iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and more. The tool works on Rubu-based framework that is offered by PhoMobile and enables to develop native apps for multiple mobile platforms.

  4. WidgetPad - WidgetPad is yet another open source development tool, which helps to create mobile apps for iOS, Android, and WebOS. The tool utilizes standard web technologies like CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript. With the help of the tool, the developer can edit the source codes, and perform various tasks like - debugging, collaboration, versioning, and distribution.

  5. MoSync â MoSync is yet another powerful Cross Platform Development tool that uses FOSS framework. The tool utilizes various web languages including - JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, and Python. It develops Cross Platform apps for various mobile platforms like - Android, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.


Hailing from New Hampshire, Julian Robert is a copywriter working at Zco Corporation, a premiere mobile application developer.



The Mobile App Development sector has been booming and evolving tremendously for the past couple of years. The mobile sector did shift its focus from the single platform application development towards Cross Platform Mobile app development, which is more time efficient and cost effectively. The main aspect of Cross Platform app development is that a single code serves all mobile platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone using â java, vb.net, HTML5, etc. With the help of Cross Platform apps, the developer need not perform testing this application separate for each mobile platforms. Some of the benefits of the Multi-Platform app development are that the development cost is very low, re utilizing of the code, and easier launch of the application.

There are various tools used for Cross Platform App Development, and some of the top tools include the following â

  1. PhoneGap â The most popular and known Cross Platform app development tool and based on the FOSS framework that helps to develop mobile apps for platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Palm. The Framework utilizes languages like HTML and JavaScript, for the development of exceptional mobile apps.

  2. Appcelerator â One of the top rated and highly recommended cross platform tools and utilizes web development languages such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby and HTML. Appcelerator uses FOSS framework and provides Titanium Development Platform for native desktop, tablets, and mobile app development. The developer can customize various actions and functionalities and store data in the device, or within the cloud.

  3. RhoMobile Suite â One of the open-source framework, which is developed by Motorola for developing native applications that can run various OS like - iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and more. The tool works on Rubu-based framework that is offered by PhoMobile and enables to develop native apps for multiple mobile platforms.

  4. WidgetPad - WidgetPad is yet another open source development tool, which helps to create mobile apps for iOS, Android, and WebOS. The tool utilizes standard web technologies like CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript. With the help of the tool, the developer can edit the source codes, and perform various tasks like - debugging, collaboration, versioning, and distribution.

  5. MoSync â MoSync is yet another powerful Cross Platform Development tool that uses FOSS framework. The tool utilizes various web languages including - JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, and Python. It develops Cross Platform apps for various mobile platforms like - Android, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.



Hailing from New Hampshire, Julian Robert is a copywriter working at Zco Corporation, a premiere mobile application developer.

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