Evaluation of cross-platform frameworks for mobile applications
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Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
With today's ubiquity of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, more and more businesses develop and use mobile applications. Multiple platforms including Android and iOS form the market of mobile devices, so it can be important to be able to deliver software for more than one platform. Vendor-supported SDKs are feature-rich but incompatible with other platforms. We compared a number of cross-platform frameworks for mostly platform-independent development on mobile platforms, by evaluating them in several categories and weighing them against native SDKs. We found out that cross-platform solutions can be recommended in general, but they are still limited if high requirements apply regarding performance, usability or native user experience.