Cross-platform App Development

Having an app in Apple App Store or Google Play has been a requirement for many businesses for quite some time now. There was a time when native apps took the crown for being the highest-quality apps. Companies would spend millions of dollars to have separate teams developing iOS and Android apps (and also supporting them). 

Things are quite different now. 

With vast improvements made to JavaScript in 2015 in its second major revision (ES6 or ECMAScript 6), cross-platform app development has taken the center stage when it comes to app development. There are various libraries like React Native, and NativeScript and frameworks like Ionic, which allow JavaScript purists to develop highly performant and easy-to-maintain apps. If you are not a JavaScript developer, you can also choose to develop your project in Flutter - which is designed and developed by Google to encourage cross-platform app development. 

Is a cross-platform app right for you?  

  • Your app doesn't require a tiny set of iOS or Android-specific features (there are hardly any that we can think of) 
  • Limited development budget
  • Timine is an issue: you want an app developed as fast as possible for web, iOS and Android 
  • Support budget is a concern - you want to support one codebase and not three (web, iOS, Android)
  • You want a simple CI/CD process

At Mantrax, we believe in technology trends and doing what’s best for our customers. Before we take on a new project, we evaluate the project's roadmap, objectives, target audience and intended usage. In over 90% of the mobile app development projects we do, we recommend using cross-platform apps.