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While developing a mobile application, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether it will be a native, web, or hybrid app. With multiple pros and cons of each type, it becomes difficult to decide which one is right for you. Your decision should ideally depend on key factors such as budget, time to develop, user experience, ease of maintenance and developer skills. Since mobile development keeps evolving, cross-platform applications have become a popular choice, as they are easier to update over continuous iterations.
Cross-platform are those that can run across multiple operating systems, such as iOS, Android, Universal Windows Platform and Web. With changing preferences and shifting loyalties, having the same footprint across major platforms is crucial for businesses to retain and engage customers. Cross-platform development has thus emerged as an indispensable strategy for enterprise leaders.
Cross-platform development enables companies to create low-cost custom applications that are secure, stable, effortless to maintain and easy to iterate, thereby facilitating faster development cycles and quicker time to market compared to traditional app development undertakings.
With cross-platform applications, you can achieve:
[x]cube LABS, with its decade-long history of helping enterprises multiply their businesses with the right app development strategy and execution, recently organised a strategic session where some of the top tech architects came together to discuss questions they face often. We present their thoughts below which would be beneficial for professionals to plan their mobile initiatives right.