Cross-Platform Mobile Development for Business Apps

Build Apps that Run on Any iPad or Android Smartphone or Tablet Easy with Cross-Platform Mobile Development

What is Cross-Platform Mobile App Development?

Cross-platform development is the creation of mobile apps or web apps that are compatible with multiple mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android devices. This development approach eliminates many of the traditional challenges with mobile app development. For example, creating native apps separately for different mobile operating systems and device sizes can triple the development time and resources needed to build apps with outstanding user interfaces.

The BYOD phenomenon plus the fact that new smartphones and tablets of varying screen sizes launching continually makes native development as a losing proposition for most B2B mobile app development.

Survey indicates developers are adopting cross-platform mobile app development.

Native Apps vs Cross Platform Apps (Hybrid Apps)

Native mobile apps are written with specific platforms and devices in mind. While these can be preferred for complex B2C apps, they generally take longer to develop, are more expensive to create, and require experienced developers with knowledge of various coding languages. As a result, they are not ideal for internal business applications.

Cross platform hybrid apps are a common choice for building enterprise apps as they often leverage rapid mobile app development (RMAD). These are low-code development tools that quickly build business apps using a single code base, and puts apps in native device wrappers for the developer. These apps run on mobile devices of all types.

Alpha Anywhere is a leading cross-platform mobile app development platform with built-in features -- such as data integration, GPS, rich media capture and offline capability -- that business application developers require.

The Rising Popularity of Rapid App Development for Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

Selecting a Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Tool

There are many solutions for building cross platform mobile apps that will work on any device. When evaluating cross-platform mobile development tools, organizations should ensure the solution they select has the following features:

  • Touchscreen capability leverages touch screens while remaining compatible with devices without touch screens.
  • Functionality across multiple platforms and devices - app adapts seamlessly across operating systems, devices, and screen sizes with outstanding user experiences
  • Write once, run anywhere functionality
  • Sufficient product training, product support and a healthy user community
  • Built-in features and pre-built mobile app templates to speed success
  • Ability to build offline apps that can run without a connection

Benefits of Cross Platform Mobile App Development

  • Flexibility across devices, languages, and frameworks
  • Faster development when using a single codebase
  • Lower coding, mobile development experience required
  • Affordable
  • Ideal for business apps
Example: Cross-Platform Mobile App

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The home inspection app is an example of a cross-platform mobile app.

Building Cross Platform Mobile Apps with Alpha Anywhere

Alpha Anywhere allows you to quickly build and deploy mobile and web applications. These highly secure applications run like native applications on both personal computers and mobile devices. With built-in mobile app capabilities, developers with or without mobile development experience can rapidly create robust mobile apps in significantly reduced time than with competing methods using a single code base.

With Alpha Anywhere, you will find a complete and affordable mobile development and deployment platform. Alpha Cloud then enables one-click deployment for your apps, keeping your cross-platform mobile apps safe and secure while speeding them to end-users' mobile devices. In addition, Alpha Software offers a range of mentoring, training and professional services to help you speed and scale cross-platform mobile app development at your organization.

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