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Cross-Platform Mobile Development: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Suyesh Amatya
  • Arianit Kurti
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 231)

Abstract

Mobile devices and mobile computing have made tremendous advances and become ubiquitous in the last few years. As a result, the landscape has become seriously fragmented which brings lots of challenges for the mobile development process. Whilst native approach of mobile development still is the predominant way to develop for a particular mobile platform, recently there is shifting towards cross-platform mobile development as well. In this paper, we have performed a survey of the literature to see the trends in cross-platform mobile development over the last few years. With the result of the survey, we argue that the web-based approach and in particular, hybrid approach, of mobile development serves the best for cross-platform development. The results of this work indicate that even though cross platform tools are not fully matured they show great potential. Thus we consider that cross-platform development offers great opportunities for rapid development of high-fidelity prototypes of the mobile application.

Keywords

mobile development cross-platform web-based approach hybrid approach literature survey HTML5 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of TechnologyLinnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden

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