With the humungous increase in the variety of mobile platforms with each passing day, it is becoming a real challenge for developers of these multi purpose applications to be able to run their applications in comparatively more user-friendly and adaptable forms. With vast advancement taking place in the digital and multimedia sectors, it is quite natural for consumers of various applications to be accessing the services from different mobile platforms. As a result, the need of the hour is to create and develop more Write Once Run Anywhere (WORA) codes. For those of you who are not used to hearing this term, WORA refers to a piece of code which is initially written on any one particular platform, however, it can be run on multiple platforms thereafter.
So, basically what’s happening here is simple code reuse! This method of using multiple usage applications that can run across different platforms leads to the logical and practical conservation of the developer’s time, efforts, and money, of course.
Needless to say, there are several top- notch cross platform mobile development tools available for all kinds of mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows among others. Some of these cross-platform mobile application development tools are PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Monocross, Codename One, Convertigo, and Nativescript, etc.
Without much delay, let us now take a look at some of the best multiple usage applications that run cross platform.
Best Multiple Usage Applications that Run Cross Platform
SHAREit – Connect & Transfer
SHAREit is a very popular utility application that also falls in the category of a multiple usage application that runs cross platform. Basically, it is a sharing tool which works cross platform that too without any mobile data required! Using the SHAREit application, you can share pictures, videos, audio files, documents, and other multimedia apps, games, and similar utilities to and from any other phone or desktop computer. One of the features of this multiple usage application is that it supports all file formats, hence making it even more convenient for you to exchange applications, games, etc. It can be used anytime and from anywhere, and it is a lot faster than your device’s Bluetooth (about 200 times faster). There is also a SHAREit music player where you can listen to the music that you received from any other device, irrespective of its operating system. With this cross-platform application, you no longer have to use cables and the internet for sharing files across your mobile phones and laptops.
TutuApp is one among the perfect examples of cross-platform multiple usage applications. This application is available for both the users of Android as well as iOS mobile devices. Using this application, you can install as well as run paid apps on your iOS and Android-powered devices, that too straight from the Google Play Store (for Android) and the iTunes Store (for iOS). The best part about using the TuTuApp is that you need not shell out a single penny for downloading all these applications! Yes, you can literally download and use all paid applications and games while using the feature-rich TuTuApp. This app also comes with an in-built toolbox which manages your device’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other such utilities. It is also coupled with a cleaning feature which helps maintain the speed and RAM usage of your mobile device, hence making sure that it functions smoothly during all times.
Opera Mobile Store
The Opera Mobile Store is yet another cross platform or “platform- independent” application that can be used for multiple different purposes. It is not only a browser- based application meant for users of mobile devices; rather it also functions as a digital application distribution platform which has a user-base of thousands from all over the world. What makes the Opera Mobile Store cross-platform application stand a step ahead of its competitors is the fact that it can used for browsing and downloading applications across more than 7,500 mobile devices, that too across a variety of different operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Java, and Symbian to name a few! It is also available on the desktop versions of these operating systems. With more than a million apps being downloaded from the Opera Mobile Store each day, this cross-platform application is easy accessible from your smartphone devices.
These 3 applications work best for my startup needs. Do share your experiences in the comment section below!