Mobile app development is evolving at a rapid pace. Infrastructure, frameworks, tools, and best practices are going through a series of fast-paced innovations. We offer both native and cross-platform mobile app development using a variety of technologies.
Cross Platform Developers
Cross Platform Developers develop apps on both iOS and Android in parallel using specific cross-platform frameworks. Today, popular cross-platform frameworks include platforms such as ReactNative, Xamarin and Flutter. Choosing Cross-Platform development over Native is generally a trade off between development cost and speed against the depth of integration in the user experience offered by the OS.
Deciding whether to use a cross-platform framework or rely on a platform specific native knowledge is a key decision to be taken fairly early in a project.
Typically, a good mobile developer has a few core skills:
- Deep understanding of the mobile development lifecycle
- Ability to optimize mobile code and make it efficient
- Mastering in-memory DB or device local storage
- Good knowledge of REST APIs and JSON
- Knowledge of notification / push framework of the platform.
- Bonus : Ability to write unit tests to auto-test the code
Usually, good mobile engineers, particularly for Android, have previously been good Java engineers. Although younger developers have become mobile engineers directly at the start of their career, the majority of developers in the mobile development outsourcing market have evolved into this role over time. In the earlier earlier stages of their career, they typically focused web development or desktop application.