4 popular cross-platform tools development in 2020

4 popular cross-platform tools development in 2020

4 popular cross-platform tools development in 2020

By Adrián Savarese

Picking up the right app development tools is important for building a good and native-like app.
When business firms think about building a mobile app, their minds go straight to cross-platform app development. But which are the options we have to build apps?


1. React Native

It allows you to create native applications and uses JavaScript as a programming language to build apps. The strong side of React Native is that you can write modules in languages such as C, Swift, and Java.
The best part of this tool is that you can work on image editing and video processing that aren’t possible with the other API frameworks.
React Native is unquestionably the best platform to use for cross-platform app development because it interprets your source code and converts it to the native elements in less time.


2. Xamarin

Microsoft Visual Studio Xamarin allows you to build apps for different platforms such as Windows, iOS, and Android using a single .net code.
With Xamarin, you can give your app a platform-specific hardware boost to achieve the performance similar to native apps. Also, most of your coding approx. 75% will be the same, regardless of the platform you’re building your mobile application for. Xamarin works on both Mac and PC systems and offers you tools such as debugging, UI design tools, and code editing.


3. Flutter

Flutter is the software development kit (SDK) that allows you to build high-performance applications on various platforms such as iOS, Android, Web, and desktop from a single codebase. This open-source UI SDK is created by Google and it was initially released in May 2017.
Flutter utilizes Dart programming language this language is easy to understand for JavaScript or Java developers, it helps most of the object-oriented notions. If you want to develop a custom application for both iOS and Android platforms then Flutter may be the best cross-platform for you.


4. Ionic

Ionic is one of the potent HTML5 SDK that mainly allows you to develop native feeling mobile apps by utilizing advanced technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This SDK mainly focuses on the look and UI interaction of an app.
The applications developed on the Ionic framework can be used on distinct multiple platforms such as Android, native iOS, Desktop, and web with a single code base. This framework is easy to use and understand and it uses API, such as TypeScript, Virtual DOM, JSX, and async, which are best suited for Progressive Web App (PWA).



Our company has been developing mobile apps for more than six years. During these years, we tried several technologies and tested a lot of tools. After experimenting with different options, we jumped to the conclusion that the cross-platform tools development selection depends on the business and project requirements and needs.

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