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Modern Developers are finding new and innovative ways to create software that can truly make a difference. One such approach is called cross-platform development which allows Developers to create apps using a single codebase that is compatible with multiple platforms. 

This is a game-changer for Developers. But why?

Simply put, it can help to save time and money without sacrificing the integrity of apps. With this approach, powerful and functional applications can be made and developed that work seamlessly across a variety of devices – making the lives of users much easier. 

Cross-platform development is increasing in popularity, and it’s predicted to become a go-to approach for all kinds of applications. But why? Let’s discuss the pro’s and con’s. 

Save time, and money

Cut down on development costs and time by using one codebase for multiple platforms. Perfect for small businesses and startups without the resources for native app development.

Boost productivity

With pre-built components and widgets at your fingertips, you'll save valuable time and effort. Say goodbye to repetitive tasks and hello to tackling the unique features and functionality of your apps with cross-platform frameworks. 

Improve quality

Cross-platform frameworks enforce certain standards and conventions that prevent bugs and errors. It can also make it easier to maintain and update code. 

Streamline testing

Developers can effortlessly run apps on emulators or simulators, speeding up bug identification and resolution. This can also help improve the overall quality of apps. 

Performance

In comparison to native apps, cross-platform apps may not always perform as well due to their limited integration capabilities. This sometimes results in slower execution times and reduced efficiency. 

Feature parity

Achieving feature parity with native apps may not always be possible due to the unavailability of certain features across all platforms. It’s also hard to ensure that the user experiences on different platforms will be the same such as camera or microphone access. 

Learning curve 

Cross-platform frameworks require a lot of learning, Developers need to familiarise themselves with new technologies, concepts and programming languages which initially is time consuming and challenging. However, the long term benefits of this training and upskilling pays off and leads to increase productivity for individuals and teams. 

Cross-platform development is certainly expanding in popularity and modern Developers are leveraging this approach to create innovative applications. From cost-efficient, faster development cycles to a wide range of device compatibility – cross-platform development offers a range of compelling benefits for both end users and Developers alike. 

So why not take the plunge yourself and explore the potential that cross-platform development has on offer? Or, message develop. One of the team would love to chat to you! 
 

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