Mobile applications are all the rage these days, and for good reason too. In the past few years results of studies and surveys have repeatedly shown that mobile app usage is growing rapidly. Apple is reporting over 50 billion app downloads and Android at a very close second at 48 billion downloads. Even though it’s hard for us to really comprehend the magnitude of a billion downloads, we can all agree that it’s a very large market. Given this information, you might be thinking about creating a mobile application for your company.
What a Mobile Application Creator can do
What Mobile Application Creators are there?
There are many great tools out there to help you create your mobile application. Depending on the resources at your disposal (time, programming skill) certain options may be more appealing than others.
Another good option is Xamarin, which allows developers to build native apps using the C# programming language from Microsoft. Xamarin allows you to create a mobile application for each specific mobile operating system (Android, iOS, Windows) using C# code, but it’s designed well to maximize code reuse among the different device operating systems. Unlike PhoneGap or Titanium who provide you with limited mobile wrappers, Xamarin gives you complete native functionality without having the need to hire an Objective C or Java programmer.
Now knowing more about what a mobile application creator is, what it can do, and some recommended tools, would I recommend using one? If you're of limited experience or need a framework for a quick turn around time then a mobile application creator can assist you, but even then it will require some coding knowledge. This is why it might be better to hire an experienced team to just handle the job for you.
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