Choosing the best cross-platform app development tool based on organization size

We are mobile! Any serious organization must go mobile, irrespective of its size. Yet due to the financial constraints common with smaller firms, these organizations tend to concentrate on one mobile platform such as iOS, at the expense of the rest, despite the need to have support for most of the mobile OS. So in steps cross-platform app development tools.

In simple language, a cross-platform app is an app that is able to work in several operating systems with just a single code base. We have two different types of cross-platform apps: Native Cross-platform Apps and Hybrid ‘HTML5’ Cross-Platform Apps.

What tool will work best for you organization?

  • Small organizations comprise fifty people or less. If you have a small team, but still want to deliver great value to your client base, you will need to have a tool that is inexpensive to run but that can be deployed quickly. In this light, you will need to use the publicly available tools or commercials off the shelf development tools.
  • Medium sized organizations have up to 500 people. The challenge they will mainly face is mixed staff and client needs. In this light, medium sized organisations will more often than not, face the challenge of building both iOS and Android apps. Such tasks need to be handled by cross-platform techs such as Aquro. In fact, aquro.com is marketed as a one stop shop for Android and iOS app development.
  • Large organisations have more than 1000 employees. A bigger size means larger challenges, and at the helm of it all is security. In order to ensure that the needs of the employees, consumers, and the business are all met, you need a multi-tier approach during app development. The development team may be divided into smaller teams that can use the cross-platform tools discussed above, while mission critical and public facing app development can be done using native app development tools to ensure they leap the most in terms of the security features integrated in the specific OS.

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