Cross Platform Development Whitepaper By Belatrix Software | Topics: Software Development
If you’re thinking of going mobile, delivering online services or updating your existing app, you know that you need to deliver on multiple platforms.
And that’s when you need to make a decision: Native app development vs Cross Platform app development. Undoubtedly, time savings, cost optimization and ease of use are 3 main advantages of moving to Cross Platform Development.
In this whitepaper we’ll go through details of Appcelerator’s Titanium, one of the most popular tools for developing apps working for multiple platforms at the same time.
Let’s start from the beginning: Appcelerator’s Titanium is an open source development platform that allows creating native applications across different mobile devices and OSs including iOS, Android, as well as hybrid and HTML5. A future release will also provide the ability to develop for BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone. The Titanium Mobile SDK is the number one cross-platform mobile development solution in use today with over 250,000 mobile developers and 35,000 apps.
Titanium is a cross-platform tool (CPTs), as many other similar tools. Then why Titanium instead of other tools? Let’s compare different alternatives:
Cross-platform tools allow developers to create applications for multiple platforms using only one codebase or working directly in the same design tool. CPTs reduce the cost of platform fragmentation and allow developers to target new platforms at a small incremental cost. More importantly, cross-platform tools allow software companies targeting multiple platforms to reuse developer skills, share codebases, synchronize releases and reduce support costs.
PhoneGap tops CPT rankings for last year, being used by 34% of developers, followed by Appcelerator and Adobe Air with 21% and 19% developer mindshare respectively. We should also consider that this year the use of Titanium has been increased almost getting to the top for its great features and support.
Since CPTs aim to expedite and facilitate development across platforms, they should provide a clear advantage over native platforms when it comes to speed and ease of development to justify their use. Some of the key differentiators for CPTs are access to native APIs, performance optimization and the ability to reproduce native UI elements on each platform.
So, why should you be moving to Cross Platform Development? Cost and time savings mean a lot to every project. Why should you not be benefited with less cost, faster time to market and more?
Get ready to release your mobile app better, faster and with less cost than never before by moving to a cross platform strategy.
Belatrix Software is a leading Software Services Outsourcing company with its main offices and delivery centers based in Mendoza, Argentina and Lima, Peru. We help clients achieve the full impact of their R&D capabilities developing high quality, innovative software, QA, testing and mobile solutions that enables clients to generate best-in-class software products, decrease time to market, and gain competitive edge.