Cross-platform Development

This lesson gives a quick introduction about cross-platform development and challenges involved.

What is cross-platform development

Cross-platform development is the ability to build and deliver mobile applications that can run across multiple device platforms like Android, iOS, Web, Desktop, etc.


Developing and delivering mobile applications targeted to multiple platforms is quite challenging and hard. Following, we break down these challenges in more detail.

Multiple devices, form-factors & platforms

There are so many screen form factors to take into account. When combined with the number of devices and platform choices that arise, developers’ lives start to become overwhelmingly complex.

The form factor of a mobile phone is its size, shape, and style, as well as the layout and position of its major components.

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