“The use of third-party tools among mobile app developers is at all-time high. 83% of developers use at least one cross-platform tool for things like analytics, crash reporting, and testing.”
“Use of cross-platform tools has jumped from 23% to 30% over the past six months.”
The rapid advancements in technology have transformed the way developers work and code the application. The long and tedious tasks have been cut short.
Modern day application developers find solace in ready-made UI frameworks that are catered freely, and yet offer superior level performance.
Gone are the days of writing code lines for mobile applications from the scratch. In the current age of software development, there are plethora of mobile app development platforms available to minimize the efforts.
Since the birth of the smartphone and tablet markets, there is wide array of mobile app development frameworks to choose from and they can be significantly different from each other, in many aspects, including
- programming language it is written
- operating system it supports
If you have articulately collected requirements for the kind of app you want to develop, choosing the right mobile app development platform (MADP) becomes easier.
Today we have listed top 5 MADPs that you can prop-up to execute and complete next mobile application project. No matter the industry, each of below are versatile enough to cope with any level of complexity.
1. Adobe Experience Manager Mobile
AEM is basically a CMS provided as a cloud service by Adobe Systems.
Its web interfaces are unified, and consistent across devices.
AEM Mobile has a centralized web interface that can be used for
- publishing and
For mobile app developers, AEM delivers unmatched user friendliness to create versatile mobile solutions instantly.
It’s the leading digital experience management solution that helps software engineers create and publish compelling content that can be deployed and published on a variety of facilities — such as on web, mobile, and on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
AEM Mobile acts as a complete platform as opposed to a solicit tool or framework, hence it has also built-in analytics features which allow programmers to monitor app performance and end-user response.
The platform is specifically built for enterprise customers that have highly adopted Adobe technologies.
In accordance with requirements, Adobe customizes the pricing for enterprise organizations if they want to utilize this platform to publish bulk of enterprise grade mobile applications.
“43% of enterprise app developers make more than $10,000 per month, compared to just 19% of consumer app developers reaching the same revenue level.”
2. Axway Appcelerator
The Appcelerator is designed for
- deployment, and
of native and hybrid mobile apps.
The company caters flexible deployment options to create rich mobile app solutions, i.e. developers can generate spectacular mobile apps using tools available on its private cloud or can establish on-premise environments.
This is something unique facility which makes Axway Appcelerator studio a perfect tool for all kind of organizations.
Axway Appcelerator Mobile platform has everything you need to create exceptional and immersive native mobile apps, its facility comprises following components:
- IDE(Axway Appcelerator Studio) and Titanium® SDK
- App Designer
- Mobile Lifecycle Dashboard
- Custom Analytics
- Performance and Crash Analytics
- API Builder
- API Runtime
- Mobile Backend Services
Axway Appcelerator has won a series of awards including that of Gartner Cool Vendors in Enterprise Mobility in the year 2010.
“The number of free apps downloaded for mobile devices:
in 2012 was 57.33 billion. By 2017, the figure is expected to cross 253.91 billion.”
3. Mendix platform
Mendix is a
PaaS platform that enables enterprises to create powerful and competitive mobile applications quickly.
Mendix platform is recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 High Productivity Application Platform as a Service (HpaPaaS).
The USP of Mendix are its collaborative environment features that support developers to manage the entire application lifecycle.
The two major components served to facilitate development in Mendix are its
- desktop modeler
- web modeler
Web modeler provides a web-based interface for behaviour-and event-driven development.
Desktop modeler can be operated offline and is downloadable that includes a variety of tools to help mobile application developers create
- rich templates
- widgets and
- other ready-to-use functionalities
without having to do exaggerated coding.
To try your own hands, the community edition of Mendix is available for free.
“Survey conducted for OutSystems show that 96% of app developers have to struggle a lot during the app building stage.”
4. Microsoft Visual Studio Mobile Center
Ever since much ready-made tools available from within Visual Studio for creating web applications, expectation of developers is increased.
Proportionally Microsoft has released Visual Studio Mobile Center that provides cloud based application lifecycle services where software programmers can write apps in any language.
It unlocks new levels of features and allows mobile app developers to generate higher-quality apps from start to end.
Without having to delve in code complexity to create complicated widgets, they can allocate the time to focus on what users want.
Users can build a variety of solutions, can generate installable app packages and even undertake testing on 500+ unique devices.
Most Downloaded Apps by Indian Users
Social Networking Apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, etc. – 51%
Gaming Apps such as Candy Crush, Farmville – 31%
Business Apps – 25%
Music Apps – 35%
Utilities Apps – 27%
Therefore, before electing any MADP, there are certain questions you should ask to ensure that your decision is right:
- What types of mobile apps does the MADP support?
- What deployment options does the MADP offer?
- What type of development environment does the MADP provide?
- How does the MADP deliver middleware and backend services?
- What level of integration does the MADP provide?
- How does the MADP protect sensitive data and control access to that data?
So, how much an app should cost?
If you are tired by too much variable prices, check out our free, task break-up oriented proposals to learn more about ultimate mobile application development cost.
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