Cross Platform Development

Now-a-days, more and more mobile platforms are being launched and sdk's are available to developers.There are various mobile platforms available like, Android, iOS, Moblin, Windows mobile 7, RIM, Symbian, Bada, Maemo, etc. and cross-platform mobile framework like Rhodes, Titanium, PhoneGap, and many more provide custom development services like intuitive user interface of the App for each platform to provide rich experience to a native application.
Here is a collection of cross-platform framework with a brief description that our developers/programmers use for developing cross-platform mobile apps for you:

Appcelerator Titanium

  • Titanium is a free open source cross platform development framework
  • It allows developer to use web technologies such as HTML, CSS, PHP, Python, Ruby and JavaScript to build native application that provides better user experience.
  • It compiles native code in development of native iPhone, Android devices, tablet, desktop applications, Windows and Mac.
  • BlackBerry will be on Titanium soon.
  • Titanium also provides access to more than 300 social and other APIs and location information to users.
  • Appcelerator customizable metrics for actions and events are also helpful for developers.
  • Titanium app communicates with device or cloud and can leverage camera and video camera capabilities.

Rhodes

  • Rhodes is an open source MVC framework written in Ruby.
  • It allows development of native apps for multiple operating systems including iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Symbian.
  • The framework adopts a Model driven approach that lets users to write code once using HTML/Ruby and publish it many times and ensure cost reduction.
  • RhoMobile offers RhoHub, a hosted development environment, and RhoSync, a standalone server, that is optimized to automatic synchronization of backend enterprise app data to the mobile device.
  • It takes advantage of the hardware, including GPS, PIM contacts and camera.
  • It is an innovative and quick solution that provides real-time business benefits for end-users in Rhodes Mobile development.

PhoneGap

  • PhoneGap is an open source cross platform mobile development framework.
  • It allows developers to create web apps using standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • It supports Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iTouch , Android, Blackberry, Symbian, Maemo and Palm.
  • Developers take advantage of device hardware like contacts, camera, sound, GPS, accelerometer, magnetometer and many more.

MoSync

  • MoSync is an open source cross platform tool to develop mobile applications, with support for JavaScript, PHP, Ruby, Python.
  • It works on different mobile operating systems such as Android, iPhone, Symbian S60, Java ME, Moblin, and Windows Mobile.
  • BlackBerry and Maemo will be there soon.
  • It features Eclipse-based IDE for C/C++ programming.
  • Developers take advantage of device features like graphics, sound, multimedia and Bluetooth.

Sproutcore Touch

  • SproutCore Touch is MVC based framework for developing HTML5 web applications.
  • It runs on iPad and desktop computers that include complete support for touch events and hardware acceleration on the iPad and iPhone.

Sencha Touch

  • Sencha Touch is the first HTML5 mobile JavaScript framework that allows developers to create mobile web apps.
  • It supports major mobile platforms including iOS, Android and WebOS.
  • It also supports HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript that provides power, flexibility, and optimization in developing web applications.

AppMobi

  • AppMobi provides XDK is an open source cross platform development tool that deliver native apps for iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets.
  • The native development tool, XDK, utilizes standard web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript
  • It allows developers to create native apps that can be deployed on multiple platforms.
  • It has integrated XDK for creating PhoneGap projects for iOS and Android.

iWebkit

  • iWebKit is a framework for developing iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad applications.
  • It can be used by everyone even without any HTML knowledge.
  • It brings enhancements that develop web apps very easily, fast, compatible and extendable.

JQuery Mobile

  • jQuery Mobile is a jQuery-based Touch-Optimized Web framework
  • It allows developers to design and develop customized web application that runs on major Smartphone and tablet platforms.
  • jQuery Mobile framework supports iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian, webOS and other devices.

Zepto.JS

  • Zepto.js is a JavaScript framework for mobile WebKit browsers, with jQuery-compatible syntax.
  • It has support for touch events and detection of the environment.
  • It is currently in early beta but looks very promising.

Cross-OS platforms for mobile development on the whole are not yet a completely perfect, have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too solution, but our developers do it to offer you the following benefits:

  • Cross-Platform applications can run on multiple Smartphones and tablets .
  • Reaching a wide range of markets gives more opportunities to sell your applications to the greater number of customers.
  • Applications that can run on several platforms today are more likely to run on future platforms.