Cross-Platform mobile application development, or hybrid mobile app development, is rapidly evolving and if your business is about to undertake a mobile application development project, it is likely your IT consultant or in-house development team will recommend a cross-platform mobile application development approach in order to ensure optimization of the project investment and ensure a successful implementation. In this article, we will discuss three benefits to the cross-platform approach for your mobile application project.
‘Cross-platform mobile application development allows for application flexibility, scalability and performance.’
Your business will likely have many features and requirements in mind for your mobile application and, your IT partner or IT business team likely has its own requirements. They will want to leverage tools and components that make it easier to complete the project and a foundational framework that will allow them to easily maintain and support the application and its users.
To meet the requirements of the business and the development team, your enterprise should consider three important benefits of taking the cross-platform mobile application approach to development:
Time to Market – Cross-platform mobile application environs utilize a ‘codeless’ approach so mobile application developers need not use native OS language. The available tools allow mobile app developers to use one code across all platforms so the design and development phase of the project is much faster and more efficient. It is easier to add features and to create a code base that can be tested across all platforms and rolled out with a uniform navigation and user experience (Ux), so user adoption is faster and more dependable.
Cost – Because the mobile application development team can work on one approach to all operating systems and devices, the cost of the project will be lower, and the business will enjoy a low TCO. If the business is creating a consumer app, the price point for that application will be more favorable, because the development cost will be lower. Other areas of cost optimization include architecture, customization, upgrades, and application lifecycle management.
Flexibility – Cross-platform mobile application development allows for application flexibility, scalability and performance. It is easy to integrate the mobile application with other enterprise apps, content management systems (CMS) and solutions. Development tools allow for seamless security and compliance implementation and ensure mitigation of risk for the business. Today’s cross-platform hybrid mobile app developer market includes numerous tools – designed to make the developer’s job easier and to achieve better, faster results. Frameworks like Facebook’s React Native, Google Flutter, Xamarin, .Net, C#, Ionic, NativeScript, Accelerator, and Apache Cordova provide robust support for developers and ensure that the business app will meet requirements.
In a consumer and business environment where users want the best productivity, the most intuitive user interface and a mobile application that is suitable for every device they use, own or intend to buy, it is paramount that a business begin its mobile app strategy with a cross-platform mobile application development approach.
‘A business and IT team wants to leverage tools and components that make it easier to complete the project and a foundational framework that will allow them to easily maintain and support the application and its users.’
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