Native application development used to be the norm when it comes to building apps for iOS and Android devices. The problem was that it involved spending a considerable amount of time and money to get each application done and updated. For more convenience and savings, you might want to consider Cross-platform Android and iOS app development, also known as ‘cross-platform’ application development. It can provide many benefits such as faster time to market, cost-effectiveness, and reduced technical barriers. Moreover, it may reduce the guesswork involved in developing apps for different platforms. Here are more advantages you need to know about the cross-platform approach:
1. Reusable code
Instead of writing separate code for every platform, app developers can reuse one code and eliminate the need to perform repetitive tasks. This can lead to reduced development costs because one code is needed to make the app run on both platforms.
2. Better exposure to your target audience
By leveraging Android and iOS app development, you can have an application made and deployed over both platforms. Targeting both operating systems can maximize your app’s reach.
3. Simplified deployment and maintenance
Cross-platform app development results in one universal application that will run on all platforms. This should make it easier to deploy, maintain, update, and improve the app down the line. Updates are easily synced across both platforms and devices to save money and time. If there’s a bug in the codebase, it can be addressed with a single fix, thus saving developers time and effort.
4. Faster time to market
Developers can deploy quickly and minimize time-to-market with Android and iOS app development. If your app needs to be customized or changed, they can quickly make changes in one code. This can do wonders in putting you ahead of your competition.
5. Uniformity and consistency
The user interface of your app will be similar on both platforms for a consistent user experience.
Consider Android and iOS app development that uses the Ionic framework, so you can be sure that the application will work on every platform and on all devices.
About the Author
Devin Vail is owner and lead developer at the Northern Virginia based mobile app development company CodebaseOne. Devin has worked on mobile app projects with Amtrak, Accenture, Pfizer, and the U.S. Census Bureau, to name a few. Devin and his team specialize in the Ionic hybrid mobile app framework to bring the most value to clients. Hybrid mobile apps allow for one team to build cross-platform mobile apps and PWAs all from the same codebase, resulting in unparalleled savings in time and money to the customer.