In a cutthroat business scenario, companies want to reach as many people as possible, but then as people use different mobile devices working on different OS, it is difficult for them to address a huge smartphone users’ community with native apps for a specific platform.
Cross-platform Mobile Apps- Compelling Necessity
To effectively cope with the diversity of mobile platforms, companies need to opt for cross-platform apps. In other words, companies require the tailored apps that can run seamlessly on every platform irrespective of different devices.
A few years back, cross-platform apps’ development was costly, and SMEs could not afford it. Nowadays, it gets cheaper with the technological advancement called cross-platform mobile app tools. Out of several available cross-platform app tools, Titanium, Sencha Touch and PhoneGap are outstanding tools that can readily develop mobile apps that work fine on different platforms. Let us compare them in this blog:
App developers can use any of these platforms for making tailored cross-platform applications on the basis of clients’ requirements and individual skills.
Here is a quick guide to understanding fundamental aspects of all three platforms:
Comparison of cross-platform tools
|Aspects||Titanium Appcelerator||Sencha Touch||PhoneGap|
|Platforms||iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, Tizen||Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry, and Tizen||iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, Symbian, Palm, Bada, and webOS|
|Programming languages||Jscript, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Ruby, and Python||Jscript, HTML5, and CSS3||Jscript, HTML5, and CSS3|
|Popularity||Moderate to high||High||Highest|
|Functional differences with native apps||Minimal||Medium||Medium|
|Specifically built for||Mobile apps||Mobile web||Mobile apps|