What is Cross Platform Development?
Traditionally, apps have been programmed with Native programming languages – the inherent language of the specific device. For iOS this is either Objective-C or Swift, while Android devices utilize Java or Kotlin. If businesses wanted to push their product over multiple platforms, they had to completely rewrite their apps in order to be compatible with every operating system.
Fortunately, this trend is starting to decrease as now there's a cheaper and faster alternative: it’s called cross platform software development or multi platform solutions. Thus, cross-platform development is the process by which software products are built for multiple platforms since their conception.
Top Cross Platform Tools and Frameworks
Cordova (formerly PhoneGap)
Is an app development framework targeted towards robust mobile apps and websites, using HTML, CSS, and JS.
Is a multi platform application framework that allows you to develop desktop and mobile applications using C++ as a programming language.
Google's push into the cross platform application development, is now live and competing with the rest.
Before getting started on your cross platform app development, you should know about the top multi platform tools and frameworks:
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Cut Application Development Costs with Multi Platform Solutions
We understand that, as an entrepreneur with a brand new startup, your budget is tight. With multi platform development, you can have a holistic presence while cutting your application development costs significantly. The result is a single source code that can be compiled to run on multiple platforms – a more efficient solution compared to traditional development.
The Benefits of Multi Platform Solutions
Multi platform solutions come with a number of benefits. For starters, they’re a cost-cutting and time-saving solution, which means you can speed up the pipeline and launch your app sooner. On the other hand it uses a native rendering engine; that’s why you’re able to get a close-to-native user experience with this solution.
When choosing cross platform app development solutions you will get flawless functionality, easy and fast implementation, and, of course, cost-effective production.
Scopic is a trusted name when it comes to cross-platform development. Our cost-friendly solutions will effectively provide you with a powerful product tailored to your requirements.
One code base, multiple platforms
Reach wider audience
The Difference Between Native and Hybrid Cross Platforms
Cross platform software development has two approaches: native and hybrid. Depending on your app’s specific needs, you’ll need to choose between the two solutions.
So, what’s really the difference between native and hybrid cross platform development?
When it comes to native cross platform programming, it’s important to note that it allows developers to write one code and have it built into the native application for different operating systems – letting them publish the mobile app on different platforms while spending minimal effort. Some of the widely used native multi platform app tools are React Native, Xamarin, Flutter, and Qt. Usually, native cross platform development is a preferable solution since it guarantees a better UX functionality compared to hybrid apps.
So, what are hybrid cross platform solutions? Hybrid apps are simply web apps that are wrapped inside a native container and are using each platform’s browser built-in component. With hybrid cross platform development, we have the advantage of running apps on different platforms as if they are native apps on those platforms. Hybrid multi platform apps do not require internet connectivity and can be published on the app stores, increasing the chances of discoverability. The main tools for hybrid cross-platform app development are Apache Cordova, Ionic, and Adobe PhoneGap.
Here at Scopic, we provide both native and hybrid cross platform development services. Depending on your project’s needs, we can help you decide which solution would be the better choice for you. Get in touch and share the details of your project with us!
Cross Platform Application Development Services
You Can Leverage
At Scopic, we are capable of delivering not only the functional requirement but also enterprise capability, flexibility, and robustness. We evolve in line with the latest mobile software trends, enabling clients to effectively reduce app development costs and focus on the core aspects of their company.
We are trusted by diverse clients, including multinational organizations, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, in providing systems that are mandatory to their success.
Take pictures and video
from your device
Leverage iOS TouchID authentication
Login flow for various OAuth providers
Easily handle remote
Track location once, or repeatedly
Indicate loading or downloading
iOS, iPhone, Android, React Native, NodeJS, Java, Objective C, Firebase, Redux, Speech Recognition, Web Frameworks
React Native, NodeJS, Firebase, OCR, iOS, Responsive Design
Autoscaling, Typescript, Ionic Framework, Firebase, Responsive Design
Cross Platform, HTML5, Hybrid Mobile Application, Ionic Framework, Parse
HTML5, Ionic, iOS, Android, MySQL, PHP
Dave Rozewski – SketchList3D president
I had the good fortune of finding Scopic after spending many years and using several contractors to develop my product. Scopic’s developers truly are experts in so many fields and work on my software as if it were their own. They are more than capable of doing any work I need. Professional, responsive, and reasonable: that’s how I would sum up Scopic Software.
I have worked with Scopic for about 5 years. They have solved many problems for my companies, some of which were very challenging and obscure. Tim is great at picking out talent; his programmers are very dedicated and responsive. I highly recommend them.
Paul Geller – Thankster founder
I have worked with Scopic on over 20 apps spanning 3 different app stores, and it has always been an absolute pleasure working with them. I can’t recommend them enough!
Rick Hecker – Heckr LLC founder
Scopic developed my app from scratch. Their team presented all of the wireframes, suggested graphics, and helped work through the user flows. They then proceeded to development, using Google Vision for the optical character recognition (OCR) software and Firebase for the backend.
Kenneth Leeser –
RecipeIQ App founder
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