Developing Once for Multiple Platforms

Device diversity is a challenge faced by businesses wanting to build mobile applications. We can help you take it on with our balanced understanding of frameworks that aid cross-platform development.

Building native applications for the breadth of popular devices is often laborious as it involves coding for each platform using a different language. One workaround is building web apps using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript libraries like jQuery Mobile. However, this approach has severe limitations in terms of visibility on the app marketplace as well as the use of native device capabilities. Many businesses now take a third approach: they develop applications using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript libraries and build this single source-code into native installable application for each target platform. Such applications are called hybrid apps.

Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform (MEAP) or Mobile Consumer Application Platform (MCAP) facilitates the development of cross-platform hybrid apps. While MEAP may not be the solution for all, we help you decide on the best path and draw up an effective mobile strategy. A rule of thumb is to use a cross-platform framework if three or more mobile Operating Systems (OS) need to be supported. Cross-platform frameworks are not suitable for developing gaming and graphic intensive apps; we suggest using OpenGL/Unity instead. However, they are well suited for an entire class of applications such as search, catalog and shopping apps.