An overview of the top mobile app development platforms

It is a fact that every platform possesses distinct traits. Hence the mobile app developers have to dedicate and devote more time and resources to customize the mobile apps related to the distinct characteristics of each platform. It is simply not a matter of fact of contemplating whether to go for either iOS or Android app development. However, there are versatile tools present which can lead the developers out of confusion and progress further in the form of mobile app development platforms. They are used to generate a near native User Experience and they are very much valuable if the developers are focused on designing mobile apps for various platforms with the aspect of code reuse.

It is feasible practically with the following steps

Initially, the developer should focus on the vital component of the app. The focus must also be given to typical elements along with comprehension of the app, its uses, interface and much more.

Next, the focus must be given to more exhaustive app development sequence. This is done by incorporating features and contemplating criterions related to each platform. This is related to develop a near native UX.

To conclude, a development platform must be manipulated to structure the app by merging particular attributes and a typical core. Hence these leads to the development of an app on more than 2 different platforms.

Below are mentioned the top ranking mobile app development platforms for effective use by the developers to create mobile apps for several platforms simultaneously.

1. React Native

Conceptualized by the social media giant Facebook in the year 2015, at present thanks to its amazing operation and basic fundamentals, it has become one of the in demand development platforms. Developers can design apps for the iOS and Android platform by manipulating the JavaScript coding language.

The pros of this platform are that it is quite easy to interact with and master it. Also, the code reuse between iOS and Android is very big at 80 to 90%. Apps can be updated easily without any hassles. On the negative side its library contents are quite insufficient and also there is random component behaviour. Further, a native code has to be used as some components cant be incorporated by JavaScript.

2. Xamarin

This mobile app development platform from the Microsoft giant manipulates C# language and .NET framework in order to design native apps for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows.

The manipulation regarding the app can be performed in the cloud itself. Debugging is relatively simple and quick. However, the free version is restricted with regards to applications and the people are forced to opt for monthly or annual subscriptions. The apps designed by this process are very huge occupying a lot of space and resulting in more download time. The core library attributes are also limited for Xamarin.

3. Appcelerator

This platform enables Javascript experts to design native apps for the various platforms namely iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. It is not for free but a limited free trial can be made use of. Later a monthly or yearly subscription has to be made to use the platform.

A native development is provided for the various platforms. Featured is an interactive dashboard to monitor the various aspects related to the app. In addition, thanks to its BaaS framework and mobile API, backend cloud services are created without the help of server side codes.

However, on the downside, the platform forces the developers to write native codes. The support provided is insufficient and this platform is not suitable for projects which have limited budget and assets.

4. Kony

Succeeding its launch in 2007, this platform has evolved to deliver a good organic growth process. At present, it provides a plethora of tools to design universal mobile apps.

Kony provides good support for backend systems and is relatively inexpensive. Kony comes with pre-built apps which would come handy.

Kony is suitable only for projects related to big enterprises. Provided the developers want to finish the job quickly they have to be noted that the development process is quite intricate. There is insufficient understanding related to the documentation along with poor support.

5. Appy Pie

With this unique platform, an app can be designed from the templates that are available circumventing the use of coding knowledge. Tweaking of the app is also done to modify something or implement additional attributes.

The platform allows developers to create apps quickly and efficiently. Also provided is good and reliable support apart from plenty of attributes to be integrated within any app.

This platform is not suitable for small projects and is quite expensive draining the coffers of those who try to manipulate this platform.

On an ending note at present, the mobile app developers are provided with advanced tools to design apps for various platforms at the same time. They help the developers to conserve and organize time and produce effective outcomes. It has to be considered that the apt experience can be done with native development only. 

Pyramidion Solutions from Chennai, India is a leading mobile app development company which designs the most sophisticated of the mobile apps catering to its client’s requirements and has also ventured into other sectors like Website Design & Development, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies to name a few.