This is the fourth post for cross-platform mobile development tool comparison. There are two more to come. For convenience of analysis, I've divided the tools into five categories (here is an overview).
The five categories are:
- Visual Tool (No access to Code),
- App Generator (Native application for multiple platforms)
- Hybrid App (Leverages embedded browser control)
- Game Builder.
The classification is somewhat arbitrary and for some tools it becomes little difficult to classify but here is my logic.
- Mobile Web = Can be used to create a mobile web site
- Visual Tool = The UI is created using a visual editor
- App Generator = Written in single language for all platform
- Hybrid App = Used browser control to implement the native application
- Game Builder = Primarily used for game development
Here are six tools – the ordering is alphabetic.
1. Adobe – Flex Builder
2. Appcelerator – Titanium
- Home page: Link
- Genesis: MoSync is a Sweden based company which focuses on mobile applications and services and founded in late 2004
- Version: 2.7
- Licensing: Free Community (GPL) and Free Indie version (one developer per organization)
- Download: Link
- Documentation: Link
- Sample application: Link to list of applications
- Implementation: Case Study
- Wikipedia: Link
- Article on how to use: Video
4. Open Plug – Studio
- Home page: Link
- Genesis: Since December 15th 2011, OpenPlug Studio is no longer maintained.
5. Rho Mobile – Rhodes
6. Xamarin – Mono
For the earlier posts, you have pointed out several omissions and wrong classifications and I have tried correcting them. I promise to do the same for all the six posts.
So, please do let me know if there are any errors and omissions in the details I have provided.
[Update: Here is one more from Codename One]
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