Mobile apps have become the standard part of an enterprise ecosystem. Gradually, they have penetrated into every operation and their business benefits are apparently visible. By 2020, about 42% of the global workforce, i.e. 1.75 billion would go mobile. But citing the present in-house capability of enterprises pertaining to mobile app development, deployment, and integration, it seems we are likely to face off a crisis. As of now, Gartner claims that the demand is five times higher than what the supply mechanism could afford. So the demand of the hour is to scale up the delivery model. And here comes the role of cross platform mobile app development. Take a look at the 4 key benefits that a business enjoys with it.
With users getting dispersed across multiple mobile platforms from Android and iOS to Windows Phone and BlackBerry and so on, it becomes essentials for an enterprise to invest in multiple mobile app development services. So this will only add to the existing mobility budget. Thankfully, cross platform app development frameworks like Cordova and PhoneGap provides a good remedy. The code developed for one platform can be used for other platforms as well. If you own an in-house team of developers it would help you to rapidly build the mobile apps compatible with different platforms.
However, configuring the app build for the native platform requires a lot of skills. The native experience of Android, iOS or any other platform users shouldn’t be sacrificed. Spare few minutes to understand how this PhoneGap-based shopping app performs across Android and iOS.
Integration of plugins not just enables developers to add more features to an app by leveraging the features of the device, operating system, and other 3rd-party services but also speed up the process of mobile app development. As most of the cross platform app development frameworks like Cordova are open source, they enjoy the support of a good deal of plugins to perform various functions.
The demand of enterprises and their operations vary and so does the capability of cross platform development framework. Apps can be customized to a great extent by leveraging plugin libraries.
Collaboration and communication can be enhanced by linking the app effectively with back-end databases and applications. Whether such apps or databases are hosted on an on-premise server or a cloud one, integration can be achieved effortlessly. This leads to centralization of data. There is a great symmetry about the coding that facilitates an exchange of information across different platforms.