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Cross-Platform Mobile Development

A mobile application developed on Cross-platform can be used on multiple mobile platforms. This allows the employers to allow their employees access branded official application on their own devices. Also, another advantage is the overall time and cost for developing a mobile application is native platforms can be reduced significantly. Though the cross platform comes with its own limitations, carefully designing the service delivery platform can turn it into a strength by confirming a unified user experience across all platforms.

Our inhouse experts at Durbin Labs does extensive research to properly design and highlight the service delivery system through intuitive and interactive interface. This has proved to be a strength for our clients who are hoping to ensure a unified user experience across all major mobile platforms under a tight budget.

Cross-Platform vs. Native App Development

Each approach has a number of advantages that are outlined below. Please feel free to get in touch and a expert will get back to you to discuss your specific case.

Cross-Platform Applications


Native Applications

Cross-platform HTML5 apps can be a little less snappy if you need a complex UI or an animation-heavy game. This does not apply to Xamarin framework, which uses C++, not HTML5.


If you need complex computations or CPU-intensive animations, building a native app for each platform may be your best bet. Native code will ensure the best possible performance and hence the optimal UX.

Creating a cross-platform mobile app can save a lot of development time. Code collaboration and reuse is easier, and the resulting app becomes available on several major platforms at once.

Time to Market

Native apps take longer to develop. If time to market is critical, a cross-platform app may be your best option. Or, you can focus on your most important OS first, and develop for other platforms later.

Cross-platform development typically costs 30% to 40% less compared to native apps. Cost savings will be even more significant if you require more than two platforms to support.

Development Costs

Native app development is more expensive. For example, instead of hiring one HTML5 or Xamarin developer, you’ll need a separate software engineer for each platform you want your app to run on.

Cross-platform apps are typically easier and less expensive to maintain due to the large code overlap between platforms. In the case of HTML5 apps, code reuse can be as high as 90%.


Due to the nature of native app development, such products require a dedicated software or QA engineer to maintain each platform-specific solution.

Cross-platform HTML5 apps may require more work to make them achieve the same level of UI polish and UX quality as native apps.

User Experience

Creating a slick, polished look and feel may be easier with native apps, with all the contorls and UI features readily available to developers.

Please contact us, and a mobile development expert will get back with you to discuss your specific business case.

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