The Most Used and Best Mobile App Development Platforms

The mobile application industry is among the most lucrative ones out there in 2016. With the emergence of a fiercely competitive mobile app market, Mobile App Development Platforms themselves have become a competitive industry. With so much to choose from, it can be difficult to make the right call. Thankfully, we’re here to help you pick out the best platforms for your Mobile App Development needs.

Mobile Roadie

This platform has been in circulation since 2009 and for good reason. Used to make over 500 different apps that have been downloaded by over 50 million users, Mobile Roadie has been used to make apps for celebrity applications such as those made for Adele, Taylor Swift and Universal Studios. It has a host of features but it is worth noting that these features come in exchange for making the platform a bit more difficult than others. The tradeoff is worth it though and the core plan for Mobile Roadie starts at $49.

Note: The platform was designed with celebrities and particularly musicians in mind.

Xamarin

A cross platform app using a single C# Code Base, Xamarin has been used by more than 1.4 million developers and fifteen thousand companies to design Android, iOS and Windows applications. Starting with a Free Trial, Xamarin lets you make apps that can be deployed in different eco-systems and is also quite convenient to use. Being a cross platform software written a single software language and able to be executed in multiple platforms, Xamarin can save you a lot of money and is therefore something you should certainly consider trying.

Appcelerator’s Titanium

An open source development platform, it allows you to create in JavaScript, HTML and CSS.  The Titanium Mobile SDK is the number one cross-platform mobile development solution in use today with over 250,000 mobile developers and 35,000 apps. True to its company’s name, the process is accelerated with few lines of code and few hours accomplishing what would otherwise require a lot more time and lot more code. The experience is very web friendly since the technology is executed using web technology. For those looking to make apps in JavaScript or CSS, Titanium from Appcelerator can be a strong choice.

Cocos2d-x

A game development tool that also happens to be cross-platform, Cocos2d-x is only for experts. It is used to build games, apps and other cross platform GUI based programs. It lets users make the best of use of their C++, Lua and JavaScript knowledge to develop and  deploy cross platform into iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Mac or Desktop ecosystems. This greatly reduces time, effort and cost. However, all this efficiency comes with the need to run it properly and therefore it’s not for everyone. It can be downloaded to your computer.

Mobile Apps have become an integral part of modern life and any successful business will need one. While this can be hard, the platforms we have listed above will make the process of building these apps significantly easier.