Cross platform mobile development tools list

cross platform app developmentThe appetite for creating apps for the various mobile platforms is growing stronger by the day. Since the cost of developing native apps is still high, the demand for cross platform app development tools is growing even faster. Let’s quickly examine the 5 most popular ones.

PhoneGap is a free and open-source framework based on Apache Cordova. You can develop mobile apps for 8 different platforms including Android and iOS. PhoneGap let’s you develop mobile apps using web technologies and has been around for some time now earning developer’s trust.

Titanium is another very popular platform with 70, 000+ mobile applications having been built with it. It offers an open-source JavaScript based SDK to develop apps and boasts more than 5000 APIs for iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and HTML5.

Xamarin is a cross platform tool to develop mobile apps in C#. Apps built with Xamarin are native which means user interfaces look and feel like native apps coupled with native grade performance. It offers a vast range of native APIs and supports the Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.

RhoMobile is a set of tools for cross platform app development using web skills. It supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone app development in Eclipse using a powerful plugin. RhoMobile is specifically targeted for enterprise users because it can easily integrate and synchronize with enterprise backend systems like SAP and Oracle.

MoSync is a free and open-source set of tools for building cross platform apps. The SDK lets you develop apps using C/C++ or HTML5 and deploy then on 9 different platforms.


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Which mobile platform to develop for?

I want to develop apps for a mobile platform. I want to learn the code too BUT i have windows but want to do iOS but again I have windows. If possible I want to get a developer device too. If possible maybe Android but I would like details too. Maybe if I got the device I could test it too. Please tell me what I should do.
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