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10 Solutions for Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

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The popularity of each mobile app, nowadays, depends on its compatibility with different mobile devices and operating systems. A user always loves to use apps compatible with his choice of mobile device. So the frequently changing lifestyles and habits of users have further made it essential for developers and resellers to launch cross-platform mobile apps.


A number of cross-platform mobile app development solutions have further made it easier for developers to create robust apps within a very short span of time. In addition to increasing deployment speed and reducing cost, the right mobile development solution can further make it simpler, easier and convenient for developers to create robust mobile apps within a very short span of time.


10 Popular Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tools


Sencha Touch 2: A developer with proficiency in JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, can use Sencha Touch 2 to create robust cross-platform apps to target the Android, iPhone and Blackberry users. You can simply install the platform on your PC, Linux, or Mac, and start developing apps, while running a web server on your computer locally. Sencha Touch 2 can also be downloaded for free under the commercial and open source licenses.


AppMakr: If you have prior knowledge in HTML and CSS, you can use the online tool to create content-centered mobile apps for Android, Windows and iOS devices. The app is popular among developer as it allows them to make cross-platform apps by adding custom HTML, and without writing complex programs and codes. You can further optimize the apps by importing RSS feeds packaged by the platform into a mobile-optimized app.


jQuery Mobile: Many developers use jQuery Mobile as an efficient user interface framework for touch-screen mobile devices. If you know HTML, CSS, jQuery, you can easily use the well documented and straightforward mobile app development framework. The framework further provides you with an online tool known as ThemeRoller. The tool makes it easier for developers to make robust user interfaces within a very short span of time.


Tiggzi: Unlike the conventional mobile app development frameworks, Tiggzi enables you to make apps using a drag-and-drop tool. You can easily use the tool with prior knowledge in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and XML. Its jQuery base further makes it convenient for developers to make interactive mobile apps by including menus, standard button, maps and videos. At the same time, you also have options to easily bind events and corresponding actions to the app.


PhoneGap: The free and open source mobile development platform allows you to make mobile apps compatible with range of mobile operating systems including iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, and Symbian. The platform further makes it simpler for you to bridge the gap between standard development practices, and the distinct programming languages used by individual mobile OS SDKs. Once you develop an app using HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3, the platform allows you to easily customize it for different mobile operating systems.


PhoneGap Build: As the name indicates, the PhoneGap and PhoneGap Build are developed by a single team. At present, the web based platform supports several operating systems like Android, Blackberry, iOS, Symbian, and WebOS. With the specialized tool, developers can easily upload their HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, and allow the service to generate the files required for distributing their mobile app across different app stores.


iBuildApp: You can use the quality and innovative templates provided by iBuildApp to develop a variety of apps for Android and iOS mobile operating systems. You also have options to choose and use specialized apps to suit the nature and type of you app. Some of these features further enable you to easily include e-commerce options, and embed web pages directly inside the app. After developing the app, you can easily feature it as part of the iBuildApp Gallery.


WidgetBox: If you know HTML and CSS, and are looking for simple and dynamic web tools to make content-based mobile apps, Widgetbox can be the platform of your choice. The platform makes it easier for developers to make engaging mobile apps by importing information from popular blogs and social networking platforms through RSS feeds. At the same time, you can also use your HTML and CSS skills to add custom content to the app. At present, the platform is compatible with most of the popular mobile web browsers.


foneFrame: For making mobile apps on foneFrame platform, you must be familiar with JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. The mobile HTML5/CSS3 framework makes it easier for developers to design web pages that are optimized for mobile web browsers. The platform further allows you to store, retrieve, and manage data using PhoneGap or appMobi XDK as the backend. As the platform in compatible with all mobile browsers and operating systems, a developer cans easily wireframe the mobile version of the website.


appMobi XDK: The cloud-based mobile app development environment is currently available as a Google Chrome plug-in. A developer can use the services to host mobile apps, along with deploying the app in some of the most popular app stores. You can use the basic service and hosting provide by the app for free. Also, you can make your mobile app more powerful by including ecommerce solutions, push notifications, and similar add-on services.


A mobile app developer, nowadays, have several options to make engaging and interactive mobile apps to target multiple mobile devices, browsers, and operating systems. A developer can also use more than one mobile app development platforms to avail the distinct advantages of individual cross-platform app development tools.


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