For a time, native applications have become the masters of the mobile app development niche. They offer amazing performance and stability that no other type of mobile application can match. There is just one downside in that once you code for native apps, it only works for only one platform. That can severely put a damper on your coverage since you would have to spend a ton of money to develop two native apps for the two dominant mobile operating systems (in which some businesses just cannot afford to do).
That is where cross-platform app development comes in. This type of application is operating system-agnostic which means that it can be run on any mobile environment.
Despite its relative advantages, there are also some drawbacks as well especially to the developers app. That is what I am going to cover in this article, so do read on to find out the pros and the cons of cross-platform app development.
Cross-platform applications have their own advantages and disadvantages. Some major benefits of cross-platforms apps include being able to run in multiple operating systems, an application can be developed by just writing a single codebase, and you can also use a lot of plugins as well.
However, there are also some downsides to this. For one, the performance of a cross-platform app may not be up to par with native apps. Second, it might not fully support some features which can be a real downer for many users.
Whatever the case may be, I still believe in the creation of cross-platform apps over native ones.