In today’s market mobile device and desktop users have a wide choice of operating systems. They’ll run Android and iOS and choose between Windows, MacOS and Linux, but not matter what they choose, they’ll still demand that your application run on their device.
In the past supporting a user base with diverse tastes in device and OS might mean hiring a development team to build a native application for every use case. Mobile application firms would hire and resource an iOS development team and then, as their application gained steam, hire an Android team, too. On the desktop developers might start by developing their application for the small but lucrative MacOS market before expanding to target the larger enterprise and consumer markets using Microsoft Windows. There was a lot of duplicated work, inefficiency reigned, and costs rose as teams kept native application releases in sync across platforms.
More recently, though, the possibility to embrace a cross-platform application development strategy has allowed app developers to reduce their costs and lift their efficiency, and all while maintaining a consistent user interface and experience across platforms. As interest in cross-platform development rises, what should you consider before adopting a cross-platform development approach? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach, and what app development framework should be on your radar?
Read on for Witekio’s short introduction to making the right cross-platform application development choice for your company.