While Native Apps have their own benefits, cross-platform development emerged as a popular trend, offering advantages like the ability to run on multiple platforms, reduced development time, cost-effectiveness, and easy accessibility.
A cross-platform app is compatible to run on more than one platform using a single code base. It addresses the major challenges of a native app – budgeting, storage, and time.
There are many cross-platform app development tools, each with their own pros and cons.
- React Native
Apps with cross-platform compatibility are beneficial to businesses as they allow ‘write once, run anywhere’ approach that reduces time and cost.
Limitations over native apps:
- UX issues due to different platforms
- Low performance
- Unable to take native-only advantage
- Not mature tools compared to native
Using adequate tools, cross-platform provides the highest ratio of code re-usability, resulting in faster-time-to-market and easy maintenance.
Due to developer-friendliness and ease of development, many prefer cross-platform over native. Cross-platform continues to become a game-changer for business apps, with a wide range of frameworks, plugins, and libraries.