Cross platform app development provide great cost saving advantage by developing one application that run over multiple platforms such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry and others. It allows a single source development approach to deploy on various platforms with minimum changes. We have a strong track record of creating powerful cross-platform mobile apps using Appcelerator Titanium, PhoneGap, Rhomobile, and other cross-platform frameworks.
Xamarin is known as one of best cross platform app development tools, which has methodically built its platform. With release of Xamarin 2, it has emerged as one of the leading solutions for cross-platform development. Xamarin is also emphasizing its business credentials with the recent announcements of enterprise partnerships with IBM, Xoriant and with Microsoft.
Sencha offers a variety of tools for cross platform mobile development such as Sencha Architect, Sencha Animator and more. It's main product for enterprise users is Ext JS 5, which lets developers create HTML5 apps, which can then be converted into native apps with PhoneGap.
Appcelerator Titanium is one of the top tools for cross platform mobile development. One can develop native iPhone/iPad, Android and mobile web (and soon BlackBerry) apps with full access to each device's API. Applications built with Titanium are social, local, media rich, interactive, and extensible and support all of the iPhone, iPad and Android UI, including table views, scroll views, native buttons, switches, tabs, popovers and more.
Adobe's PhoneGap is widely recognized as a game-changer for cross platform app development , is an open source mobile development framework for building powerful cross-platform mobile applications.
The main reason behind the emergence cross platform mobile development is the issue, related to fragmentation. Fragmentation arose due to the presence of different mobile platforms, user interface, SDKs and programming languages. As per the reports, the mobile operating system market share is divided among different platforms. Android constitute of 61% of the market share, iOS has 21% share, Windows have 5% share, Blackberry has 6 % share and others have 7%. Developing apps for the individual platforms is very challenging; hence cross platform mobile app development is the solution of choice.