Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS, Android, WP8)

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What is your strategy for cross platform mobile development?
It is a hard question to answer, because there are so many choices out there.
In thie video, I talk about what I think about cross platform mobile development, define your options and give you my recommendation.
So, if you are thinking about developing for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Windows 8, check it out and let me know what you think.


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20 Replies to “Cross Platform Mobile Development (iOS, Android, WP8)”

  1. Johnny_GR

    When native, how the different platforms share data, each other?
    For ex. if we want android studio for android, and xcode for iOS, how they share same features? they just code in totally different databases, with different features? Don't they need to share data?

  2. Creamapod Games

    you know what. I could learn most of what i need for java in 15 minutes and learning java with building robots with my teacher too ,so I think I should just hit swift and tackle that big monster once I get my mac book pro this Wednesday while getting introduced and learn java tomorrow night. I am almost done with learn on the basics of python and hopefully can get the advanced stuff done tomorrow morning .

  3. Andres Moctezuma

    Great video! Thank you. Just wondering what would be your recommendation today. I have build a web app on AngularJS and I want to build the mobile app version of my application. Do you still recommend going the Xamarin route? What about reactJS. Any comments, I appreciated, thanks!

  4. Henry Allen Laudemilk

    How come you did not mention C++?
    You can do this in Visual Studio 2013 using C++ for coding the model, introducing a platform independent view model and a platform dependent view. You will need wrappers here like C++ CLI and JNI. Microsoft Office and Dropbox apps are written using this approach. They discussed it at CppCon.

  5. mbrock5532

    I echo Rafael Ribas Aguilo – I'm writing an app that needs to be iOS, Android and possible Windows and Mac, and I'm using XE5 (upgrading next week to XE6) which is Delphi from Embarcadero. It seemed, in my research, to be the most seamless and easiest way to accomplish that.

    I'm not affiliated with Embarcadero in any way, but I did start with Delphi back before 1.0 came out and fell in love with it over VB. Stuck with it until version 6 and never upgraded beyond that and got out of programming for many years and am now getting back into it with this app development.

  6. Rafael Ribas Aguiló

    Hi John, I would like to let you know that there is another option to go multi platform in mobile. With Delphi or C++ Builder from Embarcadero. It compiles natively for IOS or Android from the same source code written in Object Pascal or C++. I think it would be great to have it in Pluralsight!

  7. Zama Khan Mohammed

    if you are going for full html5, I don't think we require all these titanium, or senchatouch, or jquery mobile, but you can write simple html5 to get things done, and it will be much more faster if we go from scratch

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