About the author: Panos has 5+ years Android development experience and he is co-founder at Avocarrot where he develops state-of-the-art technology for mobile native ads.
The appetite for creating apps for the various mobile platforms is growing stronger by the day. Since the cost of developing native apps is still high, the demand for cross platform app development tools is growing even faster. Let’s quickly examine the 5 most popular ones.
PhoneGap is a free and open-source framework based on Apache Cordova. You can develop mobile apps for 8 different platforms including Android and iOS. PhoneGap let’s you develop mobile apps using web technologies and has been around for some time now earning developer’s trust.
Xamarin is a cross platform tool to develop mobile apps in C#. Apps built with Xamarin are native which means user interfaces look and feel like native apps coupled with native grade performance. It offers a vast range of native APIs and supports the Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.
RhoMobile is a set of tools for cross platform app development using web skills. It supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone app development in Eclipse using a powerful plugin. RhoMobile is specifically targeted for enterprise users because it can easily integrate and synchronize with enterprise backend systems like SAP and Oracle.
MoSync is a free and open-source set of tools for building cross platform apps. The SDK lets you develop apps using C/C++ or HTML5 and deploy then on 9 different platforms.
Are you currently using any of the above cross-platform tools? Let us know about the one you’d recommend in the comments below.
Avocarrot is a specialized mobile ad network that enables app developers create a new app revenue stream that fully respects your user experience. You can test-drive the Avocarrot Android SDK in less than 10 minutes or see examples of real native ad integrations here.
Latest posts by Panos Papageorgiou (see all)
- Top 5 Cross-Platform App Development Tools - August 14, 2014
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