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Where Do Cross-Platform App Frameworks Stand in 2019?

As iOS and Android become the most used mobile platforms (with Windows and Blackberry’s beating retreat of sorts), cross-platform app frameworks have certainly risen to popularity. With their ability to kill two birds with one stone (in this case iOS and Android) these frameworks have become the new favorite of developers as well as businesses.

 

 

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According to SensorTower, “Apple’s App Store will hit 5 million apps by 2020, more than doubling its current size”

Consequently, it is the cross-platform frameworks that take the centre stage in this scenario. Before we move on to find out where this category of frameworks stands in 2019, let’s discover some basics about them.

Upsides of Cross-Platform Development

Here are the advantages that cross-platform development offers.

Cost-Effectiveness

It offers a relatively lower cost of development as compared to native app development since the code is written once and uses for both (or more) platforms

 

Cloud Integration

Integration with the cloud environment is easy. You can even integrate them quickly with enterprise-grade plugins thus offering universal compatibility.

 

 

Easy Hosting

It is easy to host on respective app stores once all the requirements have been fulfilled

 

 

 

Code Reusability

Ease of code reusability is one of the biggest upsides that hybrid app development offers. A single code can be used for multiple platforms. So, it’s half the effort and time as compared to native app development.

Fewer Technical Barriers

Developers encounter fewer technical barriers as there is no need to learn specific languages like Objective-C or Swift. Proficiency in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS3 suffice for cross-platform app development.

 

Consistency in UI Components

Cross-platform apps offer a decent extent of consistency in native UI components of the device. The look and feel are uniforms.