7 cross-platform mobile application development tools for Developers

The mobile app market is growing rapidly since the last couple of years. There are plenty of mobile application development platforms which allow mobile app developers to develop cross-platform hybrid mobile apps and deliver on native platforms. There are hundreds of user interface and web application development frameworks which allow developers to create HTML5 mobile apps and mobile websites.

These frameworks leverage Apache Cordova to package HTML5 mobile apps in a native wrapper and publish on different platforms like iOS and Android. Here in this post, we have a list of 7 different Cross-Platform, Mobile Application Development Tools for Mobile app developers.

1. Xamarin

Xamarin
Xamarin is widely used mobile application development platform by developers. Xamarin apps are built using native user interface controls and have access to platform-specific functionalities like Android Fragments and iBeacons. Xamarin provides a single platform to allow building a variety of native mobile applications in C#. Moreover, the platform provides modern IDEs for iOS and Windows as well as robust bindings for native platform SDKs in iOS and Android.

2. Kony

Kony
Kony is a robust platform for developing native mobile apps for iOS, iWatch, Windows and Android as well as web applications for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and desktops. Kony integrates with native SDKs as well as supports JavaScript for mobile web and native app development.

3. Appcelerator

Appcelerator
Appcelerator is another popular mobile apps development platform which allows developers to build applications using JavaScript. Developers can build apps from a single JavaScript codebase thus ensuring maximum code reuse across multiple devices and platforms. The Appcelerator platform also provides real-time mobile analytics solutions, mobile test automation, a powerful MVC framework, a modern integrated development environment (IDE), mobile APIs and more.

4. PhoneGap

PhoneGap
Adobe PhoneGap is an open-source, mobile application development tool based on Apache Cordova open-source project. PhoneGap allows developers to build mobile web applications using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Besides development, PhoneGap allows developers to benefit from the features of PhoneGap Build cloud service, which includes packaging mobile apps in the cloud, rapid prototyping features, online collaboration support and more.

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5. Sencha Touch

Sencha Touch
Sencha Touch is very popular and powerful MVC-based JavaScript framework for building cross-platform mobile web applications. With Sencha Touch, Developers can create native-like mobile applications using HTML5 and JavaScript for various platforms like Windows, Android, and iOS.

6. Ionic Framework

Ionic Framework
Ionic Framework is a UI development framework based on AngularJS. Ionic Angular provides a robust software development kit for building HTML5 web applications for various mobile devices.

7. Corona

Corona
Corona is widely used popular 2D game and application development platform for designing 2D games for mobile devices, TV, and desktops. Corona SDK features elegant APIs written in Lua, which is based on C. Corona is also a cross-platform mobile development tool which allows building and publishing apps for popular mobile platforms, such as iOS, Windows, and Android.


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