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Top 6 Tools for Multi-Platform Mobile Application Development


May 26, 2017 Posted /  3613 Views


Top 6 Tools for Multi-Platform Mobile Application Development


We all are completely aware how useful a Multi-Platform Mobile Application can be. We know that each and every platform is unique and have different features, behavior and capabilities. But today, we have another option of developing a multi-platform application, in which you just have to code once and the application will be ready to run on every major platform. So, as a developer, you just need to find out the solutions for developing the best cross-formatted applications.

Luckily, there are a number of really great multi-platform developer tools available in the market today, which can help you to achieve your goal easily. Here we showcase a list of 5 best development tools for cross-formatting mobile applications.


RhoMobile

RhoMobile offers an open-source framework called Rhodes, which is based on Ruby and allows to create native apps, spanning on a number of OS including Android, Symbian, Windows, iPhone and RIM. The framework works in such a way that you only need to code once and the application will be able to run for most of the major smartphones.

Native applications are completely compatible with available hardware, so, by using this framework, your job gets done with speed ease and accuracy. Moreover, RhoMobile also provides RhoHub (a hosted development environment), along with RhoSync, which can be used as a standalone server to keep user data safe.


PhoneGap

PhoneGap is basically a FOSS environment, which helps developers in creating applications for Palm, Symbian, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices. This platform uses standard web development languages like JavaScript and HTML and has interestingly attained great admiration at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco’s 2009 Launch Pad event.

PhoneGap also helps developers in working with device hardware features like GPS/location, accelerometer, sound, camera and much more. Moreover, it also offers an Adobe AIR app along with online training courses for helping the developer to develop the application on its own platform.


Appcelerator

Appcelerator offers the Titanium Development Platform, which by using web programming languages like HTML, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby and Python makes the native application development very easy for mobile, tablet and desktop. It has a huge fan following on Twitter and also powers over 1,000 native apps per month.

Furthermore, the Titanium offers easy access to over 300 APIs, location information and customizable metrics for actions and events. Application developed by this tool can be completely hardware-based and the data included in it can be stored either on the device or in the cloud.


MoSync

MoSync is another FOSS multi-platform mobile application development SDK tool, which is based on standard web programming. It offers many useful tools such as integrated compilers, libraries, runtimes, device profiles and much more to the developers, to help them in completing their task. Apart from supporting JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python and such other languages, it now also includes Eclipse-based IDE for C/C++ programming.

MoSync also offers support for OS such as Android, Windows, Symbian, Moblin and even a mobile Linux distro. Support for iOS and Blackberry will soon be introduced after releasing MoSync 2.4.


WidgetPad

WidgetPad is basically a collaborative, yet open-source platform, which uses standard web development languages like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 for the development of mobile applications.

Widgetpad includes source code editing, collaboration, debugging, project management, versioning and distribution. Moreover, it is also available in private beta, and can be used in creating applications for iOS, Android OS, Web OS.


Whoop

Whoop is actually not the best tool for application development, but the company confidently says that, “The one-stop mobile app publishing platform for non-developers”. So, even if you are not a developer, you can still develop an application by using this. You might not get a glossy application as those of your geeky coder counterparts, but it does provide an application, which is worth more than just a look.

It is basically a WYSIWYG editor, which allows you to easily drag and drop mobile app elements on it, to get the desired results. Interestingly, you can export your application on any OS platform including Android, iOS, Blackberry and many more.


Verdict:

These are some of the best tools for developing a Multi-Platform application in the market. By using these tools, you will be able to develop mobile applications, which can be used on any OS platform. Moreover, some of the tools listed above also allow non-developers to build an application with ease.



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