on 04 April 19
The development of mobile apps has increased tenfolds since the launch of the revolutionary iPhone. Platforms like iOS and Android have created application ecosystems that are supported by various apps and games created and updated by developers according to user feedback and software changes.
With so many different handsets on sale today, every phone demands a different and unique user experience through their apps, which was almost impossible almost 10 years back.
However, with the demands of consumers increasing, the work of developers has become easier with the launch of new design languages and application development tools.
Applications for photography, hardcore gaming and document storage solutions are all monitored and enhanced in real time through these development tools.
Most native applications choose Xamarin as a platform. The tool reuses the business logic layers and data access across platforms which is beneficial when processes like image recognition and offline modes are needed.
For example, Xamarin is used to develop map or location based applications for better accuracy and non-signal performance. It works on the popular .NET common language infrastructure and is built on C# which helps developers make apps for all three popular platforms – iOS, Android and Windows.
One of the biggest advantages of Xamarin is that the platform seldom results in any bugs and leads to faster time to market operations. It even has its own store for components, which include UI controls, third party web services, and cross-platform libraries.
As the name suggests, Appcelerator helps accelerate the process of developing applications for faster launch times and better performances. Appcelerator provides support for iOS, Android, Windows, and browser-based HTML5 applications.
It has several APIs which are specifically built for different uses and features like platform targeting and record management systems are all offered by this tool. It is also a very easy platform to work on, with even a little knowledge of coding for Android and iOS platforms sufficing to develop apps.
It has a huge community of developers and you can interact with them on the Appcelerator Open Mobile Marketplace where developers and users can buy, sell, and share templates, modules, and extensions.
It facilitates development of various mobile applications with lesser efforts because of the flexibilities that the platform offers. Developers can also extend the functionality of the application with the help of plug-in architecture.
PhoneGap has an Open Source License which means that it is a free framework for mobile app development. With its large community of developers for assembling new codes and modules, you can improve the quality of the apps built. It is more or less a robust tool for building apps without possessing any special skill set or expertise.
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