why your business should be considering cross platform applications
The joy of using the same application - There are high chances that most of us have multiple devices. We might be using an Android phone and have a tablet based on iOS, a desktop, etc.
Faster time to market - Since there is no need to make different applications for different platforms, developers can build and publish the applications on multiple app stores simultaneously. This means you can reach your audience present on Android, or iOS, or windows, at the same time and faster.
One source code - Having one source code is the best practice for any application development. And it is a real bonus for developers as they can reuse this code.
Easy Implementation - There are numerous technologies that offer cross-platform solutions and help developers to make the changes like it is a cakewalk. For example, one can write code in HTML and then convert it for different platforms.
Easy product maintenance - The development cycle is not a straight road. There are inevitable bug fixes and a lot of other improvements. Imagine doing all this for multiple applications of one business. Neither it sounds feasible, nor it is.
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what are cross-platform applications
Cross-platform mobile applications are mobile apps developed to function for multiple mobile platforms. These apps are compatible with more than one operating system, such as iOS and Android.
With cross-platform mobile app development, developers can build applications that can run on different platforms with one single code system. It means the company can release the product faster and with better quality. Since it is compatible with various mobile operating systems, the application can reach a broader audience.
Its rapid development, turnaround time, and cost-effective quality make it very suitable for startups. Building a cross-platform app can help with some common mobile application development challenges.
when you decide to deploy a cross platform application , here are few challenges we help you overcome.
File Name - Weird as it may sound, File naming will affect you in the weirdest way possible if you are not careful. Because most OS’s don’t behave the same way.
Design - One of the fundamental reasons you would like to develop a cross-platform application is that you would like to code only once and deploy everywhere.
Navigation - iOS doesn’t have navigation buttons. Android provides navigation buttons physically or virtually. So if your design doesn’t have a navigation system built into it, you are probably going to regret when you are trying to deploy on iOS
Notch - Now almost every new phone has a notch. and each one of them is different. A new headache for the designers. Android system is very generous you can basically tell the OS specifically not to draw outside of the safe area and it will create a blank border around the notch.
Plugins - Eventually, you will need to use some sort of 3rd Party Library in the project. First of all, you need to ensure that it’s cross-platform builds are available or the source.
Hardware - In case you are planning to use devices sensors like Accelerometer or the Magnetometer you need to be a bit careful.
Environment - In a sense, it doesn’t really matter which OS you use to develop your application. But in case you are specifically targeting iOS as a deployable platform you should use a Mac.
How To Measure cross platform app performance and Results
Time to Visible Time to Visible (TTV) is defined as the time from app launch to when locally cached content is displayed.
Time to Usable Time to Usable (TTU) is defined as the time from app launch to the moment when the most recent content has been displayed on the screen
No existing cache (TTV) On mobile, fewer than 1% of sessions have no cached content, but on the Desktop it’s 100% due to no local cache.
No new content (TTU) On mobile, 90% of sessions has no new content to be synced, while all desktop sessions need to pull content from server.
User intervention The timing from app launch to TTV/TTU can get interrupted by user actions or the operating system, e.g. the user could decide to switch to another channel, receive a phone call, or lock their phone screen.
top reasons why cross-platform development is important to your business
As a business, it might fall out of budget to have two different teams with two different sets of (native) development tools, one for each platform. Cross-platform app development helps developers to roll out new applications simultaneously easily
As a result of supporting any platform, products can be built and published for multiple app stores at the same time. Thus, products have a higher reach and greater chance of an increase in popularity.
You cannot earn a cent from an app before it is released. Reducing the upfront cost reduces any risks taken. With cross-platform app development, it is much easier and faster to get an initial version ready and to see how it is perceived on the market.
Measuring success, collecting data, and customer feedback as soon as possible are major requirements for all product companies. Once the data is collected, it gives information on what direction the app needs to head to be profitable and helps to secure the desired spot on the market. Cross-platform app development will help you reach this point much earlier by giving you the option to adjust early enough
To be more efficient and increase productivity, it’s a great advantage that you can reuse the code while developing cross-platform apps. During the development phase, there are a lot of recurring, repetitive tasks and codes that can be avoided.
Prototyping ensures that the product is on the right path and the idea is slowly coming to life. The quick development process makes prototyping simple and effective.
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