Mobile app development software Cross platform
Cross-platform application development implies writing once and deploying to multiple platforms. Application developers can monetize better by taking advantage of development tools that favor cross-platform design and development. Android* and iOS* are two mobile application development platforms that most app developers want to have their applications run on. The architecture of the software stack and the hardware capabilities of the devices running on the two different platforms pose challenges to cross-platform application development. HTML5 is one technology that makes cross-platform application development easy while providing portability to the different platforms.
The AppMobi XDK provides not just tools for cross-platform application development, but also for testing your applications before deploying them on the platform of choice, as shown in the screenshot below.
Installing the AppMobi XDK
The AppMobi XDK is available for installation through the Chrome store. You need to create an AppMobi account at appmobi.com to download and install the AppMobi XDK. As a pre-requisite, you also need to install Google Chrome* and Java* 6. The XDK runs as a web application together with a local web server that runs as a Java application.
Once you install the XDK, you can launch the application by clicking the XDK icon in the Chrome browser. Note that the AppMobi XDK does not replace the web development tools of your choice. It provides a single platform to build, test, and deploy your web/hybrid applications while still allowing you to use the IDE of your choice.
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