With the changing environment of technologies, you are not able to run your business on a single platform such as Windows. Today, your business website supports smartphones, tablets and emerging technologies such as smart watches, sensors and more. Many enterprises are now legitimately supports multiple platforms like Windows, iOS and Android.
The major benefits of cross-platform app development: Although you may want to exert caution when using cross-platform app development environments, but there are clear visions of multiple companies why they are selecting a cross platform for their business:
An expert team of mobile app development can develop solutions for your organization irrelevant of mobile device type.
It is quite easier to understand how to utilize one development tool than many.
Usually most cross-platform tools are maturing quickly.
Having the capability to develop a professional mobile app that can be delivered to the client on time is a huge win for cross-platform app development tools. This is really important for small to midsize businesses having no sufficient budget for Android, iOS and Windows developers.
PhoneGap, IBM Worklight, Xamarin, Embarcadero, Telerik are some of the popular tools, you can use for cross-platform application development. But, you should select your cross-platform tool as per your business needs and user’s volume. Here are some guidelines for you to select the finest mobile app development platform for your business:
1. Small companies (people less than 50): If you have a limited team working to deliver quality output to your valued clients, then you should focus on mobile app development tools that enable you to create mobile apps at a very fast rate without having the support of an expensive development team.
2. Mid level companies (up to 500 people): Medium-sized companies normally trying to develop apps for both iOS and Android users due to a mix of employees’ and consumer requirements. Cross-platform mobile app development tools such as Xamarin or Appcelerator work fine in this sort of requirement.
3. Enterprise level companies (More than 1,000 people): The expectations of enterprise level companies are obviously more complex in comparing to SMBs because large, back office operations and the need for sophisticated security demand more complex apps. Due to this, it is highly suggested to have a multi-tier approach to app development. When security is a more concerning point in your apps, then you should go with native apps, but if you have a low-budget, then open source technologies like Apache Cordova with HTML5 will be a perfect choice.