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Top Cross Platform Mobile App Development Tools 2017, 2018

A wide range of Cross Platform App Development tools is launched in the Market. Each of them has ultimate specialities, features and limitations. Development tools are lauched with a specific purpose & focus on different aspects of development. It’s normal that, developers choose the development platform with respect to the business needs & business goals. Here the topmost cross platform mobile app development tools are discussed one-by-one that may help you in deciding that which one is appropriate to your requirements.

Xamarin

With the utilization of single shared C# codebase, you can develop Android, iOS and windows apps with most preferable Cross-platform development tool Xamarin. It allows code sharing in multiple platforms. Xamarin has an ability to test on any number of devices’ through the cloud services. Xamarin is the first choice of IT giants for developing multi-platform apps. Microsoft, Foursquare and IBM accept Xamarin as one of the best tool for cross-platform mobile app development.

Corona

Corona has become a popular cross-platform development tool for its’ high speed development. Within a few minutes of download, you can start working on it. It supports on all major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows. Corona tool is specially made for the 2D graphics game and educational app. Initially, it is free to use but for calling native libraries/API’s, It charges $79 per month.

Unity 3D

The name itself suggests that tool is made for developing high-graphics, 3D games on multiple platforms. It is possible to develop your code in C#, UnityScript or Boo. Unity 3D supports on Linux, web, playstation, xbox platforms along with Android, iOS & Windows. If you are really looking to develop fascinating graphics game, Unity 3D is the only option for you.

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PhoneGap

In all likelihood, PhoneGap is the most popular cross-platform development tool owned by Adobe. It is free & an open source solution based on Apache Cordova. Cordova API gives flexibility to build your applications using CSS3, HTML5 & Java languages. Software development kits (SDKs) are maintained by its’ own. So, you have to be concerned about nothing. In short, just write an app once and run it on all your devices. Know more about PhoneGap from its official website.

Kony

Kony is the tool for creating a business apps from a single codebase. It gives enterprise mobility solutions. Testing is also supported with testing tools embedded in Kony. A short time ago, Kony launched mobile fabric platform that collaborates multiple cloud services & middleware tools. The trial is available for free while you need to purchase premium to use mobile fabrics which starts with $15.

Appcelerator

With the purpose of saving time, Apache has created Appcelerator tool that saves the developers’ significant amount of time. It supports JavaScript as a core language for writing a code with alloy of MVC framework. Most of the time, it identifies with “Appcelerator Titanium” because using titanium’s SDK, native iOS and android apps are created. Most successful and powerful cross-platform development tool available for absolutely free. Reusability of code makes it better and differ than other tools.

Sencha

If you want to develop your app in HTML5, Sencha is for you only. Sencha is the cross-platform development tool that allows you to develop your apps in HTML5 and easily convert it into iOS & Android. The main identity of Sencha tool is its products Ext JS & it’s all versions. Benefit of HTML5 language is, you can develop apps which can be run on browsers as well as on mobile devices. IT monsters Google, Samsung and CNN do prefer Sencha tool against PhoneGap and Appcelerator.

Cocos2d

Cocos2d placed for Cocos two-dimensional, basically created for developing 2D apps and publish from a single code base to mobile, desktop, web, and console. Selection of this tool is not bad because it gives a multiple option for languages in which your code can be written. It has many branches such as cocos2d-objc, cocos2d-x that uses C++ as a language, cocos2d-JS uses JavaScript, cocos2d-XNA uses C#, cocos2d-swift uses objective C, etc.

iFactr

Easily learned, high speed cross-platform tool that design with the aim of faster feedback from developers. Developers easily learn this tool within a few days(2-3 days) without much effort. ifactr uses Xamarin and PhoneGap to create iOS & Android apps. It has rich prototyping features that makes employees training faster. Evaluate iFactr more from here

It is fact that the cross-platform mobile app development is not everyone’s cup of tea. To match each system, a professional must match the UI. Many challenges are reported which are subject to the Cross Platform mobile app development. Just refer the above platforms & compare them based on requirements, development cost, etc. Choose the best platform to build superficial business app.

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