Mobile applications are getting popular these days among all age groups of users. These applications are used in wide areas such as checking exam bar, checking heartbeat, making recipes, tour guides etc. Enterprise/ business application are also available in areas like CRM, ERP and BI Solutions etc. Although Android applications launched by Google has captured the sizable market but still iphone tops the list. Windows mobile applications do figure after that.
Now a days there are so many companies and individuals who are developing variety of free and paid smart phone applications. When iphone first came it was very costly ranging from $500 to $1000 or more. But now individual developers as well as companies are developing it in very low cost. The application developers are following the traditional way of developing these applications for iphone, ipad or android. Although the complexities of these applications vary from simple calc to an enterprise ERP.
Xcode development is the traditional way of developing the iphone and ipad application these days. Most companies are using these methods to focus on native applications. There are so many applications are available these days like Rhodes and Titanium, which makes the work easier for many of the apps. Developers are using these frameworks to create the native iphone. In market there are lot of open source options available. These frameworks works with languages like Rudy and Python. Developers who knows these languages and are interested in developing smartphone applications doesn’t need to start with C or Java.
Above we have seen the advantages of using the frameworks to develop multi platform mobile apps, but these frameworks have limits on certain cases of performance. It totally depends on the developers how they manage the complexity and performance of these apps. Most application involves lot of coding in developing simple application then in that case developer use pre-existing frameworks that takes lesser time and does not involve lengthy code. And if the application really needs to be address performance and other issues, which are very well supported by native SDK, he goes with it then. There are very few iphone developing companies who works on frameworks like Rhodes and Titanium to build the apps in lesser time.