While the division that Android vs. iPhone app development created in the market has already found its rightful contender – Cross Platform apps, businesses singing to the tunes of Native app development have still not silenced.
An event which is majorly doing of a lack of information that they carry on how cross-platform can be of real help for their business.
Cross Platform app development, although being fairly new in the mobility domain, has presented a picture of real benefits with some shortcomings that are known to adversely impact the user experience.
Shortcomings, which have over time reduced to only a few – thanks to the more well-devised technologies and toolset like Flutter and React Native.
The intent of this article is to reaffirm the fact that cross-platform application development, even with its setbacks, is a much better option to start your app journey in, especially if you are a startup with prevalent cost and time limitations.
So without a moment’s delay, let us get on with the benefits that an app which would run on both Apple and Android simultaneously both, can offer to a business, no matter what its size is.
Benefits of Cross-Platform Application Development
1) Lowered App Development Time
Usually, when you invest in the app development process, the time that it takes to fully design and code the application is pretty high – something that ranges from a few months to a whole year at times. The reason behind this is the great amount of toolset that has to be employed by multiple teams made of multiple resources.
So, when you invest in an offering which works on a single codebase and requires only a few limited teams to develop, the time gets cut down in almost half at times.
2) Lowered Resource Allocation Requirement
Unlike in the case of Native Android App Development and Native iPhone App Development, which requires 2X specialists – each for Ideation, Design, Development, and Testing for both the platforms individually, in case of cross-platform apps, the resources required are only in Ones.
Because one design has to be drawn and codes have to be written for one version, testing has to be done on one version, the number of people required to remain invested in the whole development process is also reduced – just like the hours it takes to develop the application.
3) Lowered App Maintenance Efforts
What happens in the case of Native app development is that the codes which are written for all the different platforms and their respective versions have to be tested to ensure that all of them work perfectly well. And if by chance any issue is found, they will have to be maintained just with the same effort too – something which will come with attached high cost and development time.
But when you invest in cross-platform app development, you only have to check the line of codes for one version of the application and not two – this, in turn, reduces all the efforts, time, and cost constraints.
4) Lowered Time to Market
All the points that we saw above of the reductions that cross-platform apps bring about, ultimately lead to one thing – a much faster development time and a resultant lowered time to market.
This way, businesses are able to enter the mobility space much before their competitors do and are able to avail all the different benefits that are strung with a fast time to market.
So here are the four main benefits that surround the world of cross-platform app development. The benefits in themselves amount to one factor that carries an ultimate impact on making an app business successful or even in getting it up and moving – Cost of app development.
With the lowered developmental and maintenance effort along with the reduced manpower requirement, the one thing that gets substantially reduced is the cost of mobile app development.
There. You have it. The many reasons why investing in a cross-platform app development company would be the best decision you could have made in your mobility journey.
Do you think we missed something? Do you know of any other reason why cross-platform can be the right choice? Let us know in the comments below.