Tools for Multi-Platform Mobile App Development

Apps have become more popular over the recent years and its world wide business is expected to grow $58 billion worldwide business by 2014. There are many apps that work on different platforms. Each Platform  have their own distinct capabilities, features and behavior. This has given need to come with best solution of developing apps for multi-level platforms which will be more beneficial than creating separately for every platform. There are some best known cross-platform mobile applications that can be used for preparing these apps.


RhoMobile Open-source framework

This is based on open-source framework based on Ruby. This tool will allow a developer to create native app over a wide range of ‘OS’ and smartphones that also include Android, Windows  Symbian, Mobile, iPhone and RIM. The code provided in framework will allows you to create Native Apps that work great on major smartphones with available hardware  easily with accuracy speeds.


MoSync Mobile SDK

This is also another open-source framework (FOSS) mobile SDK tool used for development of cross-platform mobile application. HTML5 and JavaScript web technology can also be used creating native apps. Other languages used are C/C++ for creating apps with MoSync. SDK tools offers built-in compilers, runtimes, libraries, device profiles for developers. It offers similar support for different platforms such as Android, blackberry, iOS, Symbian, Moblin and even a mobile Linux distro.


PhoneGap Open Source
PhoneGap tools helps developer to create apps for major smartphones like Android, Palm, WP7, Symbian, BlackBerry, iPhone, iTouch and iPad devices.It uses HTML and JavaScript web development platform to create Apps. PhoneGap also offers Adobe AIR app and online training courses for App development.


Appcelerator Titanium Development Platform

Its free open source application Titanium Development platform. This multi-platform development lets you create native mobile app for tablet, desktop, mobile using web based platform like HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby, and PHP. It powers more 1,000 native apps per month.


WidgetPad uses an open-source environment  for app development for smartphones.It uses standard web technology like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.


It is cross platform app development tool, It can be used by both developer and non developers. It is based on
WYSIWYG editor  which can be used for creating apps for smartphones including Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Java ME.



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