The mobile app market will witness exponential growth in the coming years. According to reports, the market has the potential to earn as much as $935 billion in the year 2023 alone. However, with customers requesting businesses to provide apps with a smooth UI, the competition is stiffer than ever. Even to make a small profit, you need a well-designed app that functions perfectly on iOS and Android. And that’s only possible through cross-platform mobile app development.
Cross-platform mobile app development explained
Cross-platform development is a procedure through which apps can be designed to work smoothly on various operating systems, mainly iOS and Android. Common frameworks used by mobile app developers in Singapore for this procedure are Flutter and React Native, developed by Google and Facebook, respectively.
Most widely used cross-platform app development frameworks
Flutter, presented by Google, is a multi-platform framework that lets you design apps with a single codebase for different operating systems. It has become a top favourite among developers for a reason. Other frameworks are no match for Flutter, except React Native – its biggest rival.
“Learn once and write anywhere” is the concept that drives this promising, open-source, cross-platform development framework and sets it apart from its rivals. Facebook designed it in 2015; since then, web developers have flocked to the framework in large numbers. Mobile app development in Singapore is incomplete without Reach Native.
Xamarin, owned by Microsoft, is a medium through which you can create native cross-platform apps. The main programming language utilized in its codebase is C#. Software developers using this framework can share up to 90% of code on other platforms, which is a major plus.
Why should you opt for cross-platform development?
You can consider employing this technique if you want to build an awesome app that functions equally well on every device. It’s neither time-intensive nor pricey. Its other benefits include quick deployment and an enhanced market reach. In addition, all cross-platform frameworks require only one codebase, which can help a team of developers cut time and costs. And it’s a no-brainer that you gain more users when you develop an app that runs equally well on every device.
Nobody in the software industry knows what the future holds for cross-platform app development. But one thing’s for sure – the technique is here to stay. It makes app development less time-consuming and affordable. The designers of these frameworks are lauded by every mobile app developer in Singapore, even at WebSoars. To develop a cross-platform app, contact the app developers’ team at WebSoars today!